On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 2007

Historical Events

  • 60th Cannes Film Festival: "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" directed by Cristian Mungiu wins the Palme d'Or
  • Indianapolis 500: Scotsman Dario Franchitti declared the winner with 34 laps remaining when race halted by torrential rain
  • Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Ocean Course: Denis Watson of Zimbabwe wins his lone major title by a 2 stroke margin from Eduardo Romero of Argentina

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 (Silk Stockings), and animal rights activist dies at 75
  • Izumi Sakai, Japanese pop singer (Zard - "Makenaide (Please Don't Lose)"), dies from head injuries after a fall, while undergoing cancer treatments at 40
  • Ron Archer, Australian cricket all-rounder (19 Tests, 1 x 100, 48 wickets; Queensland CA), dies at 73
2007 Highlights

About May 27, 2007

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 14 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini