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On This Day in History - 27th May


1867Arnold Bennett, English novelist
1897John Cockcroft, English nuclear physicist
1911Vincent Price, American film actor
1922Christopher Lee, British born film actor
1923Henry Kissinger, American politician
1936Lou Gossett Jr, American film actor
1943Cilla Black, Singer/entertainer
1965Pat Cash, Tennis player
1967Paul Gascoigne, Footballer


1930There was widespread unrest in India as Gandhi was arrested
1936The liner 'Queen Mary' left on her maiden voyage to New York
1937The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USA, was opened
1940The evacuation of allied troops from Dunkirk, France, began
1941The German battleship 'Bismark' was sunk off the coast of France
1952The European Defence Community Treaty was signed
1988Syrian troops took up positions in South Beirut, Lebanon
1990Poland held its first free elections in over fifty years
1992The European Community began a trade ban on Serbia for its actions in Bosnia