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 This day in History - May 27
424 Historic Events for May 27
1939

Jerry Mercer, rock drummer (April Wine Montreal Montreal)

Birth
1939

Joseph Roth, Austria journalist (Fluctuate ohne Ende), dies at 44

Death
1940

British and French begin evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo)

Event
1940

Rene Koering, composer

Birth
1941

FDR declares state of emergency due to Germany's sinking of Robin Moor

Event
1941

Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/author (Mussert)

Birth
1941

German battleship Bismarck sunk by British naval force

Event
1941

Allied troops begin evacuating Kreta

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1941

Allan Carr, Ill, director (Grease, Happiest Millionaire)

Birth
1941

Davina Phillips, actress

Birth
1941

AH Borgesius, tutor/experimentator/amateur astronomer, dies at 76

Death
1941

Gnther Ltjens, German admiral (Bismarck), dies

Death
1942

Italian army begin siege of French western Fort Bir Hachim

Event
1942

Hitler orders 10,000 Czechs murdered

Event
1942

Dorie Miller, awarded navy cross for deeds at Pearl Harbor

Event
1942

Priscilla Anne McLean, composer

Birth
1942

Roger Freeman, British minister of transport

Birth
1942

Kent Bede Bernard, Trinidad, 4X400 runner (Olympic-bronze-1964)

Birth
1942

Top German Nazi Reinhard Heydrich is shot and mortally wounded in Prague

Event
1943

French defiance under Jean Moulin meets secretly in Paris

Event
1943

US forbid racial discrimination in war industry

Event
1943

Cilla Black, Liverpool England, rock vocalist (You're My World)

Birth
1943

Bruce Weitz, Norwalk Ct, actor (Hill St Blues, Death of a Centerfold)

Birth
1944

Christopher J Dodd, (Gov/Sen-D-CT, 1981- )

Birth
1944

Jean-Paul Sartres "Huis Clos," premieres in Paris

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