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 This day in History - May 27
424 Historic Events for May 27
1975

Ezzard Charles, heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), dies at 53

Death
1975

Stanley Cup: Phila Flyers beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 2

Event
1975

Paul McCartney releases "Venus and Mars"

Event
1976

Richard Park, Seoul Kor, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)

Birth
1976

"Something's Afoot" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 61 performances

Event
1976

Ruth McDevitt, actress (Jo-All in the Family), dies at 80

Death
1977

2 Boeing 747s by Pan Am and KLM collide in Canary Islands, killing 582

Event
1977

NYC fines George Willig 1› for each of 110 stories he climbed

Event
1979

Pope John Paul ordains John J O'Conner as a bishop

Event
1979

Penny Pulz wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

Event
1980

South Korean police ends people's uprising; 2,000 killed

Event
1980

Jessica Deglau, Vancouver BC, 200m butterfly (Olympics-96)

Birth
1981

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1981

Liverpool wins 26th Europe Cup 1 at Paris

Event
1981

Lenny Randle tries to blow a slow roller foul but ump says no

Event
1981

John Hinckley attempts suicide by overdosing on Tylenol

Event
1982

"Do Black Patent Leather Shoes..." opens at Alvin NYC for 5 perfs

Event
1982

John McMullen buys NHL Colorodo Rockies and gets approval to move to NJ

Event
1982

Jo LagrilliŠre, [Joke], Flemish cartoon character, dies at 47

Death
1983

Arnoldus Christian Vlok van Wyk, composer, dies at 67

Death
1983

Former EPA official Rita Lavelle indicted for contempt of Congress

Event
1984

Manuela Manleeva wins 3 singles tennis matches in one day

Event
1984

Joanne Carner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

Event
1984

Beth Henley's "Miss Firecracker contest," premieres in NYC

Event
1985

Kay Campbell, actress (All My Children), dies at 80

Death