(Wednesday, May 27, 1896, at around 6:15 p.m. local time) — 255 people were killed tonight when a tornado struck St. Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois, causing over $10 million in damage (approximately $2.9 billion in damage adjusted for 1997).
(Saturday, May 27, 2006) — Pan’s Labyrinth, a Spanish-Mexican dark fantasy film that centers on Ofelia, a lonely and dreamy child living with her mother and adoptive father, premiered today at the Cannes Film Festival.
Directed by Guillermo del Toro, the film starred Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Doug Jones, Ariadna Gil and Álex Angulo.
(Wednesday, May 27, 1936, 4:30 p.m. BST) — With a quarter of a million people lining the shores to witness her departure, the Cunard liner RMS Queen Mary left England this afternoon on her maiden voyage to New York.
Video: 'Bob Dylan - Eat The Document (Outtake) Bob Dylan & John Lennon, May 27 1966'
(Friday, May 27, 1966, 7:00 a.m. BST) — John Lennon of The Beatles and a possibly alcohol- or drug-impaired Bob Dylan were filmed this morning sharing a ride from Kenwood, Lennon’s home in Weybridge, to the May Fair Hotel in London for the unreleased documentary Eat the Document.