On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 2021

Historical Events

Film & TV History

"Friends" reunion screens, 17 years after the TV sitcom series ended

  • English playwright William Shakespeare reported to have died after receiving COVID-19 vaccine by Argentine news channel Chanal 26 (case of mistaken identity, the Bard died in 1616)

Historic Event

French President Emmanuel Macron recognizes France's role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide after a meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Kigali, Rwanda

Historic Event

US President Joe Biden calls for a ceasefire in the Tigray conflict, north Ethiopia, citing killings and "widespread sexual violence" as a weapon of war

Famous Deaths

  • William Jay Sydeman, American avant-garde composer, dies at 93
2021 Highlights

About May 27, 2021

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Good 4 U - Olivia Rodrigo
  • UK #1 Song: Body - Tion Wayne & Russ Millions