The 27t o Mey is the 147t day o the year (148t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 218 days ti come.
- 1199 - King John o Ingland is crouned.
- 1293 - A yirdquauk in Kamakura, Japan, kills 23,000 fowk.
- 1328 - King Philip IV o Fraunce is crouned.
- 1703 - Peter I o Roushie founds Saunt Petersburg.
- 1883 - Alexander III o Roushie is crouned Tsar.
- 1915 - The minelayer "Princess Irene" splodes in the harbour o Sheerness, River Thames Estuary, killin 400 fowk.
- 1930 - The Chrysler biggin in New York Ceety opens tae the public.
- 1934 - The first gemmes o the 1934 FIFA Warld Cup tak place.
- 1937 - The Golden Gate Brig in San Francisco, Californie, opens tae pedestrians.
- 1941 - Warld War II: German battleship "Bismarck" is sunk in the North Atlantic Ocean, killin 2,100 fowk.
- 1964 - Prime meenister o Indie Jawaharlal Nehru dies agit 74.
- 1971 - The Dahlerau train disaster near Wuppertal, Wastren Germany, kills 46 fowk.
- 1995 - A major yirdquauk strikes Sakhalin Island, Roushie.
- 2006 - A major yirdquauk strikes central Java, Indonesie (incluidin the ceety o Yogyakarta), killin 5,700 fowk.
- 2015 - Warld fitbaa's governin body FIFA is caught in a major corruption scandal, as several offeecials are arrestit in New York Ceety.
- 2016 - Barack Obama becomes the first sittin US Preses tae veesit Hiroshima, Japan.
- 2017 - British Airways suffers a computer failur, disruptin its flichts aroond the warld.
- 2017 - Celtic F.C. defeat Aiberdeen F.C. 2-1 tae win the Scottish Cup an complete an unbeaten domestic saison.
- 1652 - Elisabeth Charlotte o the Palatinate (d. 1722)
- 1756 - Maximilian I Joseph o Bavarie (d. 1825)
- 1794 - Cornelius Vanderbilt, American businessman (d. 1877)
- 1812 - Robert Stirling Newall, Scots ingineer an astronomer (d. 1889)
- 1837 - Wild Bill Hickok, American Wastren figure (d. 1876)
- 1856 - Tom Vallance, Scots fitbawer (d. 1935)
- 1876 - Sir John Gilmour, 2nt Baronet, Scots politeecian (d. 1940)
- 1877 - Isadora Duncan, American dancer (d. 1927)
- 1894 - Dashiell Hammett, American writer (d. 1961)
- 1897 - John Cockcroft, Breetish pheesicist (d. 1967)
- 1907 - Rachel Carson, American biologist, environmentalist an writer (d. 1964)
- 1911 - Hubert Humphrey, Vice Preses o the Unitit States (d. 1978)
- 1911 - Vincent Price, American actor (d. 1993)
- 1918 - Yasuhiro Nakasone, umwhile Prime meenister o Japan
- 1922 - Christopher Lee, Inglis actor (d. 2015)
- 1923 - Henry Kissinger, German-born 56t Unitit States Secretar o State
- 1924 - Jaime Lusinchi, Preses o Venezuela (d. 2014)
- 1928 - Thea Musgrave, Scots-American componer
- 1931 - Faten Hamama, Egyptian actress (d. 2015)
- 1943 - Cilla Black, Inglis sangster (d. 2015)
- 1950 - Alex Gray, Scots crime writer
- 1962 - David Mundell, Scots politeecian
- 1967 - Paul Gascoigne, Inglis fitbawer
- 1970 - Tim Farron, Inglis politeecian
- 1971 - Paul Bettany, Inglis actor
- 1975 - Jamie Oliver, Inglis chef
- 1980 - Derek Young, Scots fitbawer
- 1987 - Gervinho, Ivorian fitbawer
- 1988 - Birkir Bjarnason, Icelandic fitbawer
- 1990 - Chris Colfer, American actor
- 923 - Simeon I o Bulgarie
- 1508 - Ludovico Sforza, Duke o Milan (b. 1452)
- 1564 - John Calvin, French releegious reformer (b. 1509)
- 1602 - Robert Stuart, Duke o Kintyre an Lorne (b. 18 Januar 1602)
- 1661 - Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess o Argyll, Scots nobleman, politeecian an peer (b. 1607)
- 1836 - William Fettes, Scots businessman an philanthropist (b. 1750)
- 1910 - Robert Koch, German medicinar an biologist (b. 1843)
- 1931 - Norah Neilson Gray, Scots airtist (b. 1882)
- 1964 - Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Prime meenister o Indie (b. 1889)
- 1979 - Tommy Muirhead, Scots fitbawer (b. 1897)
- 1987 - John Howard Northrop, American biochemist (b. 1891)
- 2002 - Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson, Scots historian an paleografer (b. 1909)
- 2010 - John William Finn, American sodger (b. 1909)
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