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Notable Historical Events for May 27th

1963Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

1969Jerry Lewis Show second run, last airs on NBC-TV

1986President Reagan orderes 2 Poseidon-class submarines be dismantled

1948Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians

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

1985Inaugural bands parade for President Reagan

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

1979Pope John Paul II ordains John J O'Conner as a bishop

1997Russian Pres Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO

1935Supreme Court declares FDR's Natl Recovery Act unconstitutional

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Notable Birthdays on May 27th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 27th

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

1929Aviator Charles Lindbergh (27) weds author Anne Morrow (22) in Englewood, New Jersey

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Notable Deaths on May 27th

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

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

1910Robert Koch, German bacteriologist (TB, Cholera, Nobel), dies at 66

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

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