On This Day

Historical Events on May 27 (Part 2)

Historic Event

2014 The director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde calls for "tougher regulation and tighter supervision" of banking sector

  • 2015 Golden State Warriors win the NBA Western Conference
  • 2016 3 ships in 3 days sink carrying immigrants across the Mediterraneann, drowning over 700 people
  • 2017 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London: Arsenal beats Chelsea, 2-1; Aaron Ramsey scores 79' winner as Arsène Wenger becomes most successful manager in FA Cup history, winning his 7th title
  • 2017 In Bangalore, India, white puffy toxic foam begins spilling out of Varthur Lake onto city streets

Music History

2018 South Korean boy band BTS are the first K-pop group to top the US Billboard 200 with their album "Love Yourself: Tear"

Historic Event

2018 Italian PM-designate Giuseppe Conte gives up attempt to form coalition government after President Sergio Matarella vetoes his choice of economy minister

  • 2018 Oil workers for Brazilian state oil company Petrobrás join the truckers' national strike
  • 2018 Indianapolis 500: Will Power becomes first Australian race winner; Roger Penske's 17th Indy 500 victory as a car owner; average speed: 166.935 mph
  • 2018 IPL Cricket Final, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets; Shane Watson top scores, 117 no (57); SK's 3rd IPL title
  • 2018 Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, GC at Harbor Shores: Englishman Paul Broadhurst wins by 4 strokes from American Tim Petrovic
  • 2019 Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz removed from office after a no-confidence vote in parliament, Vice Chancellor Hartwig Löger appointed interim chancellor
  • 2019 European Parliament elections result in centralist parties losing their majority with liberals, the Greens and nationalists picking up more votes
  • 2019 World's rivers widely contaminated with antibiotics according to new global study of 711 sites
  • 2020 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
  • 2020 Spain begins 10 days of mourning for victims of COVID-19 with death toll just under 27,000

Historic Event

2020 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

  • 2020 Locust swarms in western and central India worst since 1993 after spreading from Pakistan and Iran and due to extreme weather

Historic Event

2021 French President Emmanuel Macron makes statement recognizing France's role in 1994 genocide meeting with Rwanda President Paul Kagame in Kigali, Rwanda

Film & TV History

2021 "Friends" reunion screens, 17 years after the TV sitcom series ended

Historic Event

2021 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

  • 2021 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)