On This Day
Discover events that happened On This Day including famous birthdays and notable deaths. Each day we highlight famous people, past and present, who have impacted our world. Browse sections by selecting the links below or click the calendar to view events on another day.
Events on This Day
Peter the Great founds the city of St. Petersburg as the new Russian capital.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares an unlimited state of national emergency in response to Nazi Germany’s threats of world domination.
Bob Dylan’s breakthrough album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan is released. It put forth an innovative songwriting template that changed the music world.
Actor Christopher Reeve is thrown from his horse during an equestrian competition, shattering bones in his spine, an injury that results in permanent paralysis.
Kenya African Nation Union, the party of activist Jomo Kenyatta, wins the country's first general election. Kenyatta becomes prime minister.
Nobel Prize winner and writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn returns to Russia after 20 years of exile.
Rihanna kicks off the Today Show summer concert series by performing her hit "S&M."
Born on This Day
Born: May 27, 1975
Age: 38 years old
Birthplace: Clavering, United Kingdom
Occupation: Chef, Television Personality
1837 | 39 years old
Police Officer, Folk Hero
1936 | 77 years old
Born: May 27, 1923
Age: 90 years old
Birthplace: Fürth, Germany
Occupation: Diplomat, Political Scientist
Environmental Activist, Biologist, Academic Author, Journalist / 1907 - 1964
Rachel Carson was a marine biologist, environmentalist and writer who alerted the world to the environmental impact of fertilizers and pesticides.
1907 | 56 years old
Environmental Activist, Biologist, ...
1911 | 82 years old
Died on This Day
Died: May 27, 1564
Age: 54 years old
Place: Geneva , Switzerland
Occupation: Theologian, Journalist
1943 | 65 years old
1964 | 74 years old
Activist, Prime Minister
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