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 This day in History - May 27
424 Historic Events for May 27
1944

Japanese advance in Hangkhou China

Event
1944

Allies land on Biak, Indonesia (operation Horlicks)

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1945

Bruce Cockburn, Ottawa Canada, folk rock vocalist (Waterwalker)

Birth
1947

Robert Reinacher Jr, horse trainer

Birth
1947

Peter DeFazio, (Rep-D-Oregon)

Birth
1947

Liana Alexandra, composer

Birth
1948

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-8, T-14, TM-7)

Birth
1948

Pete Sears, bassist (Jefferson Starship)

Birth
1948

Anna E "Annelies" Balhan, Dutch revue-artist/actress (Sweet Chairty)

Birth
1948

Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians

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1948

Arabs blow up Jewish synagogue Hurvat Rabbi Yehudah he-Hasid

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1949

Ropert L Ripley, cartoonist (Believe It or Not), dies at 55 in NY

Death
1949

Russian stop train traffic West-Berlin

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1949

Martin Canine, cartoon character, spoofs Martin Kane

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1949

Indians start 12-17, owner Bill Veeck arranges a "Second Opening Day"

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1950

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Wallace Stevens

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1950

"Arms and the Girl" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 134 performances

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1951

Thomas Blamey, soldier, dies

Death
1951

John Conteh, boxer

Birth
1951

Norma Jean Almodovar, Binghampton, auto-biographer (Cop to Call Girl)

Birth
1951

Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park, SF opens

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1951

Chinese Communists force Dalai Lama to surrender his army to Beijing

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1952

European Defense Community forms

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1953

Dutch social democratic/Dutch Liberal Party win municipal elections

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1954

Catherine Carr, US breaststroke swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1972)

Birth