Today in History for 27th May 2019

Historical Events

1689 – Anthonie Heinsius succeeds G Fagel as Grand Pensionary of Holland
1903 – 37th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Africander wins in 2:21.75
1906 – 1st outlining of Gustav Mahler’s 6th symphony, in Essen
1937 – Carl Hubbell wins his 24th consecutive game (since July 17, 1936)
1964 – 9th European Cup: Internazionale beats Real Madrid 3-1 at Vienna
2018 – IPL Cricket Final, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets; Shane Watson top scores, 117 no (57); SK’s 3rd IPL title

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Famous Birthdays

1595 – Benedictus Carpzovius, [Benedikt Carpzov], German lawyer
1756 – Maximilian I Jozef, King of Bavaria
1902 – Celius Dougherty, composer
1939 – Donald “Don” Williams, American country singer (I Believe in You), born in Floydada Texas (d. 2017)
1962 – Meg Parsont, personality (David Letterman Show)
1968 – Cedric Smith, NFL running back (Wash Redskins, Arizona Cardinals)

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Famous Deaths

1708 – Jacques Danican Philidor, French composer, dies at 51
1949 – Ropert L Ripley, cartoonist (Believe It or Not), dies at 55 in NY
1958 – Ainslie Pryor, actor (Adventures of Hiram Holiday), dies at 46
1993 – Roger MacDougall, Scottish playwright and screenwriter (The Man in the White Suit), dies at 82
2001 – Ramon Bieri, American actor (Badlands, The Andromeda Strain), dies at 71
2008 – Franz Künstler, Last remaining Austro-Hungarian Empire World War I veteran (b. 1900)

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