Video: 'Pierre and Maggie Trudeau (stock footage / archival footage)'
(Friday, May 27, 1977) — Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 57, and his wife, Margaret, 28, announced jointly today that they had separated and that Mr. Trudeau would retain custody of their three sons. Continue reading Canada’s first couple announces separation 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 27 1977)
(Saturday, May 27, 1967) — “I Got Rhythm” by The Happenings peaked at #3 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks.
(Saturday, May 27, 1967) — “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon” by Neil Diamond peaked at #10 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, May 27, 1967) — “Casino Royale” by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass peaked at #27 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: '1957 HITS ARCHIVE: That’ll Be The Day - Buddy Holly & The Crickets (his #1 version)'
(Monday, May 27, 1957) — “That’ll Be the Day” by Buddy Holly and his new band, the Crickets, ranked number 39 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time,” was released today by Brunswick Records. Continue reading ‘That’ll Be the Day’ single by The Crickets released 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 27 1957)
Video: 'The Golden Gate Bridge Opens - 1937 | Today in History | 27 May 16'
(Thursday, May 27, 1937, 6:00 a.m. PDT) — The Golden Gate Bridge, the longest suspension bridge main span in the world (until 1964) at 4,200 feet, linking San Francisco, California, to Marin County over the Golden Gate strait, was opened to pedestrian traffic today (vehicles began crossing the next day after President Franklin D. Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington signaling that vehicular traffic could begin crossing the bridge). Continue reading San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge opens 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 27 1937)