On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 2020

Historical Events

  • America's COVID-19 death toll passes 100,000 (Johns Hopkins figures) equal to number of US servicemen and women killed in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan put together
  • Locust swarms in western and central India worst since 1993 after spreading from Pakistan and Iran and due to extreme weather
  • Spain begins 10 days of mourning for victims of COVID-19 with death toll just under 27,000

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Hong Kong no longer has autonomy from China, doesn't merit special trade relationship, in note to Congress

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
US Secretary of State
Mike Pompeo

Famous Deaths

  • Larry Kramer, American playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84
  • Liesbeth Migchelsen, Dutch soccer defender (97 caps; FFC Heike Rheine, SV Fortuna Wormerveer, AZ Alkmaar), dies from cancer at 49
2020 Highlights

About May 27, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini