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Notable Historical Events for May 27th

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

1997Russian Pres Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO

1990Pat Bradley wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

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

1948Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians

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

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

1985Inaugural bands parade for President Reagan

1942Hitler orders 10,000 Czechs murdered

1975Paul McCartney releases "Venus & Mars"

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Notable Birthdays on May 27th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 27th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 27th

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

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

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

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

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