May 27 Deaths in History - May 27 Birthdays - May 27 Events
2005 Fay Godwin, British photographer, noted for black-and-white landscapes of British coast and countryside, took portraits of literary figures, Saul Bellow, Salman Rushdie, Anthony Powell, dies at age 74, in Hastings, England
1996 Albert "Pud" Brown, clarinetist/saxophonist, dies at 79
1996 Ivan Sutton, concert Promotoer, dies at 82
1996 Jack Massey, groundsman, dies at 85
1996 Pud Brown, jazz musician, dies at 79
1995 C. W. Stubblefield, music Promoter, dies at 64
1995 Ulyses Simpson Kay, composer, dies at 78
1994 Norman Cook, British museum curator, dies at 87
1994 Red Rodney, Albino Red/The Red Arrow, bebop-trumpeter, dies at 66
1994 Theo Swagemakers, portrait painter, dies at 95
1993 Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies
1993 Willem P G Assmann, Dutch MP, dies at 85
1992 Daniel Robberechts, Belgian writer (Aankomen in Avignon), dies at 55
1992 Glen White, dancer/actor (Graft, Camille), dies of AIDS at 42
1992 John Myhers, director/actor (Billion Dollar Hobo), dies at 70
1992 Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo, mobster (St. Valentines Day), dies at 86
1991 Ed Dodd, cartoonist (Mark Trail), dies at 88
1989 Jack Starrett, director/actor (Chase, Nightwish, 1st Blood), dies
1988 Florida Friebus, actress (Bob Newhart Show), dies of a stroke at 79
1988 Melvin J "Cy" Oliver, U.S. jazz composer/orchestra leader, dies at 77
1988 Renato Salvatori, actor (Burn, Luna, 2 Women), dies
1986 Gaston Duribreux, Flemish writer (Sour Dove), dies at 82
1985 Kay Campbell, actress (All My Children), dies at 80
1983 Arnoldus Christian Vlok van Wyk, composer, dies at 67
1982 Jo Lagrilliere, Joke, Flemish cartoon character, dies at 47
1976 Ruth McDevitt, actress (Jo-All in the Family), dies at 80
1975 Ezzard Charles, heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), dies at 53
1971 Chips Rafferty, actor (Kona Coast, Walk into Hell), dies at 62
1970 Emmy van Lokhorst, author, dies at 78
1969 Jeffrey Hunter, actor (Christopher Pike-Star Trek Cage), dies at 43
1968 Little Willie John, rocker, dies at 30
1964 Jawaharial Nehru, Independent India's 1st PM, dies at 74
1964 Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian Leader
1963 Lambrakis, Greek EDA-parliament leader, murdered
1960 Edward Brophy, actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy), dies at 65
1960 George Zucco, actor (Fog Island, Black Raven, Desire Me), dies at 74
1958 Ainslie Pryor, actor (Adventures of Hiram Holiday), dies at 46
1958 Samuel Stritch, U.S. cardinal and archbishop (Chicago), dies
1954 Herzmanovsky-Orlando, writer, dies
1951 Thomas Blamey, soldier, dies
1949 Ropert L Ripley, cartoonist (Believe It or Not), dies at 55 in NY
1941 AH Borgesius, tutor/experimentator/amateur astronomer, dies at 76
1941 Gunther Lutjens, German Admiral (Bismarck), dies
1939 Joseph Roth, Austria journalist (Fluctuate ohne Ende), dies at 44
1934 Meijer Linnewiel, Amsterdam street hawker, dies
1933 James Loeb, American Businessman
1925 Ed McKeever, President (Brooklyn Dodgers), dies of pneumonia
1918 Henry Adams, U.S. literature historian (Esther), dies at 80
1916 Joseph S Gallieni, General/military governor of Paris, dies
1914 Joseph Wilson Swan, physicist/chemist, dies
1910 Robert Koch, German bacteriologist (TB, Cholera, Nobel), dies
1902 Jan van Droogenbroeck, Flemish poet, dies
1896 Allard Pierson, theologist/philosopher/art historian/poet, dies
1887 Coenraad J van Houten, Dutch cocoa manufacturer, dies at 86
1878 Carlo Marsili, composer, dies at 49
1876 Joseph Bosworth, lexicographer/scholar, dies
1863 Edward Payson Chapin, Union Brigadier General, dies at 31
1855 Nikolaj A Bestoezjev, Russian writer/painter (Account of Holland), dies
1840 Niccolo Paganini, composer/violinist, dies at 57
1797 Francois-Noal "Gracchus" Babeuf, French utopian socialist, dies at 36
1790 Jeremiah Carlton, laziest man in history, heir to a large fortune at 19 went to bed and stayed there for next 70 yrs, dies at 89
1768 Johann M Fleischmann, German/Dutch stamp/letter designer, dies
1708 Jacques Danican Philidor, composer, dies at 51
1702 Dominique Bouhours, French Critic
1690 Giovanni Legrenzi, Italian composer, dies at 63
1661 Archibald Campbell, Scottish politician, beheaded at about 53
1652 Jacques Huyn, composer, dies at 39
1647 Achsah Young, 1st woman known to be a witch, executed in Salem Mass
1638 Nicolas Forme, composer, dies at 71
1627 Everhardus van Bronchorst, lawyer, dies at 73
1596 Tibaldi II, Italian painter/sculptor/architect, dies
1580 Jonker Barthold Entens van Mentheda until Middelstum, dies
1576 Louis de Boisot, Dutch admiral, drowns at about 44
1569 Francois de Coligny, French general (Jarnac), dies
1564 Jean Caulvin, John Calvin, priest/church reformer, dies at 54
1564 John Calvin, French Theologian
1549 Lijsbeth Dirksdr, Fries antabaptist, drowns
1541 Margaretha, duchess of Salisbury, beheaded
1525 Thomas Munzer, German vicar/boer leader, executed
1508 Ludovico Sforza [il Moro], Italian duke of Milan, dies at 55
1178 Godfried van Rhenen, bishop of Utrecht, dies
1039 Dirk III Hierosolymita, Count of Holland, dies
927 Symeon, czar of Bulgaria ( -927)
866 Ordono I, King of Asturia (850-66), dies




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