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Notable Historical Events for May 27th

1997Russian Pres Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO

1975Paul McCartney releases "Venus & Mars"

1938Bradman scores his 1000th cricket run of English season, earliest to do so

1703St Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Russian Tsar Peter the Great

1941FDR declares state of emergency due to Germany's sinking of Robin Moor

1948Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians

1942Hitler orders 10,000 Czechs murdered

1968George Halas retires from coaching, finishing with 318 regular-season wins and 6 NFL titles

1985Inaugural bands parade for President Reagan

1963Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

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Notable Birthdays on May 27th

1965Pat Cash, Melbourne Australia, tennis player (Wimbledon 1987)

1922Christopher Lee, Westminster, London, English actor (The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, The Hobbit film trilogy)

1970Joseph Fiennes, Salisbury, Wiltshire, English actor (Enemy at the Gates, Shakespeare in Love)

1923Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State (1973-77)/Nobel Peace Prize (1973)

1912Sam Snead, Hot Springs VA, PGA golfer (PGA-1963, 65, 67, 70, 72, 73)

1837"Wild Bill" Hickok, [James Butler], cowboy/scout

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Notable Weddings on May 27th

2012Actress Cynthia Nixon (46) weds education activist Christine Marinoni in New York City

1916Naval commander Karl Donitz (24) weds nurse Ingeborg Weber

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Notable Deaths on May 27th

1508Ludovico Sforza [il Moro], Italian duke of Milan, dies at 55

2009Clive Granger, Swansea, Wales, Welsh-born British economist, dies at 74

2000Maurice Richard, Canadian hockey player (b. 1921)

1975Ezzard Charles, heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), dies of ALS at 53

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