On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 2007

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 60th Cannes Film Festival: "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" directed by Cristian Mungiu wins the Palme d'Or
  • Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 2:44:03.5608 (244.257 km/h)

Famous Deaths

  • Ed Yost, American inventor of the modern hot air balloon and known as "Father of the Modern Day Hot-Air Balloon.", dies at 87
  • Gretchen Wyler, American actress, dancer and animal rights activist (Silk Stockings), dies at 75
  • Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (b. 1967)