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Notable Historical Events for May 27th

1963Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

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

1942Hitler orders 10,000 Czechs murdered

1975Paul McCartney releases "Venus & Mars"

1948Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians

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

1986President Reagan orderes 2 Poseidon-class submarines be dismantled

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

1990Pat Bradley wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 27th

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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