May 27: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On May 27, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The Gregorian calendar’s 147th day is May 27th. On this day, Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechen rebels for the first time to discuss a cease-fire in the Chechen War; Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline assist in the launch of the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy; and Disney releases the animated film Three Little Pigs.

Gemini is the zodiac sign for May 27. Rachel Carson, a naturalist, and Jamie Oliver, a chef, both have May 27th birthdays. It’s National Sunscreen Day today.


(May 27, 1703)
St. Petersburg, founded on this day in 1703 by Peter the Great, has played an important role in Russian history, particularly as the site of the 1917 revolutions and as a fiercely defended city during World War II.


(May 27, 2000)
Maurice ("Rocket") Richard, a Canadian ice hockey player who helped the Montreal Canadiens win eight Stanley Cups and became the first NHL player to achieve 500 goals, died at the age of 78.

(Died on May 27, 2021)
Poul Schlüter, former Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1929).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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