History Blog

May 27

Happy Birthday RIP Vincent Price(1911–1993) ; Christopher Lee–91 Heinz “Henry” Kissinger–90 Lee Meriwether–78 Louis Gossett Jr–77 “Siouxsie Sioux”(Susan Ballion)–56 Peri Gilpin(Oldham)–52 Adam Carolla–49 Todd Bridges–48 Joseph Fiennes–43 Paul Bettany–42 Chris Colfer–23 ; 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.