History Blog

May 27

Happy Birthday RIP Hubert Humphrey Jr(1911–1978) Vincent Price Jr(1911–1993) Christopher Lee(1922–2015) ; Heinz “Henry” Kissinger–100 Lee Meriwether–88 Louis Gossett Jr–87 Bruce Weitz–80 “Siouxsie Sioux”(Susan Ballion)–66 Peri Gilpin(Oldham)–62 Adam Carolla–59 Todd Bridges–58 Edward McClintock–56 Joseph Fiennes–53 Paul Bettany–52 Christopher Colfer–33 ; 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