On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 2020

Historical Events

  • America's coronavirus 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 coronavirus COVID-19 with death toll just under 27,000
  • 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

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 month and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini