History Blog

May 27

Happy Birthday RIP Hubert Humphrey Jr(1911–1978) Vincent Price Jr(1911–1993) Christopher Lee(1922–2015) ; Heinz “Henry” Kissinger–99 Lee Meriwether–87 Louis Gossett Jr–86 Bruce Weitz–79 “Siouxsie Sioux”(Susan Ballion)–65 Peri Gilpin(Oldham)–61 Adam Carolla–58 Todd Bridges–57 Edward McClintock–55 Joseph Fiennes–52 Paul Bettany–51 Christopher Colfer–32 ; 1896 – The F4-strength St. Louis-East St. Louis Tornado hits in St. Louis, Missouri and East Saint Louis, Illinois, killing at least 255 people and causing $2.9 billion in damage ; 1927 – The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A