Historical Events on May 27 (Part 2)

  • 2012 Senior PGA Championship, The GC at Harbor Shores: Englishman Roger Chapman wins first of 2 Champions Tour major titles of the year by 2 strokes from John Cook
  • 2013 75 people are killed and 200 are injured in a wave of bombings across Iraq
  • 2013 The largest flag ever made at 5 tons with 44 miles of thread is unveiled in Romania

Event of Interest

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
  • 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

Event of Interest

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 Senior PGA Championship, GC at Harbor Shores: Englishman Paul Broadhurst wins by 4 strokes from American Tim Petrovic

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"

Event of Interest

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 Locust swarms in western and central India worst since 1993 after spreading from Pakistan and Iran and due to extreme weather
  • 2020 Spain begins 10 days of mourning for victims of COVID-19 with death toll just under 27,000

Event of Interest

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

Film & TV History

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

  • 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)

Event of Interest

2021 French President Emmanuel Macron recognizes France's role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide after a meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Kigali, Rwanda

Event of Interest

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

Top Gun Maverick

2022 "Top Gun Maverick" the sequel starring Tom Cruise, Miles Teller and Jennifer Connelly is released 36 years after the original film

  • 2022 Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels' opera "Omar" premieres at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina (2023 Pulitzer Prize for Music winner)

Music Concert

2022 Ringo Starr's fifteenth All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Steve Lukather, Edgar Winter, Colin Hay, Hamish Stuart, Gregg Bissonette, and Warren Ham

  • 2023 76th Cannes Film Festival: French director Justine Triet's "Anatomy of a Fall" wins the Palme d'Or [1]
  • 2023 Texas House of Representatives votes to impeach Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton - just the third official in Texan history [1]

Harris Delivers Commandment Address

2023 Vice President Kamala Harris becomes 1st woman to deliver commencement address at US Military Academy graduation ceremony in West Point, New York