What Happened on May 27, 2006

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Earthquake strikes Java, Indonesia at 5:53:58 AM local time (22:53:58 UTC May 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta, killing over 6,600 people
  • NHL Western Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Anaheim Ducks, 4 games to 1

Famous Weddings

  • "The Lineup" anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle (37) weds "Idesign" host Eric Villency at the 5-star Sandy Lane Resort in St. James, Barbados

Famous Deaths

  • Alex Toth, American cartoonist (b. 1928)
  • Craig Heyward, American football player (b. 1966)
  • Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (b. 1944)
  • Paul Gleason, American actor (Breakfast Club, Die Hard), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • Rob Borsellino, American columnist (b. 1949)