2021 May

May 27: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on May 27

May 27th is also known as Cellophane Tape Day and Sun Screen Day.

We’d like to welcome you to the 147th day of the year! We still have 218 days left of this year.

People who were born on May 27 all share the Gemini star sign.

You’re going to learn about lots of historical events and must know facts including disasters, discoveries and more than changed the course of history.

Did you know that on this day in 1873, Priam’s Treasure was discovered? The cache of gold and artifacts was thought to be from the legendary city of Troy.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 27th in history!

What Happened On May 27 In History?


Merriam-Webster’s dictionary published on their website that a hot dog is classified as a sandwich.


The 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake occurred.

OTD in 2006: The 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake occurred.
This earthquake was a 6.4, which killed over 5,700 people, and left 200,000 people homeless. The damage effects were limited in public infrastructure and lifelines, while housing and private businesses took the most of the damage.

Toronto’s CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) became Canada’s first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n’ Roll music format.


Bradman scored his 1000th cricket run of English season, becoming the earliest to do so.


Walt Disney released a short film “3 Little Pigs” which won the Academy Award Best Animated film in 1934.


The first full scale wind tunnel for airplane testing was built at Langley Field, Virginia. For 10 years, it remained the largest wind tunnel in the world.


The Battle of Tsushima occurred, in which a Japanese fleet destroyed the Russian East Sea fleet.

It was the only clash between modern steel battleships in history.

Birt Acres, a British inventor, patented a film camera/projector.

He was the first person to build and run a working 35mm camera.

Priam’s Treasure was discovered.

Heinrich Schliemann found this cache of gold and other objects in Turkey. The majority of these artifacts are now located in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow.

Saint Petersburg was founded by Russian Tsar Peter the Great.

OTD in 1703: Saint Petersburg was founded by Russian Tsar Peter the Great.
It went on to be the capital of the Russian Empire for over 200 years.

The Habeas Corpus Act passed.

This act strengthened a person's right to contest unlawful arrest and imprisonment. This act is considered to be one of the most important rulings in English constitutional history.

Did you know that on this day, May 27th 1873, Priam's Treasure was discovered?