History Blog

May 27

Happy Birthday RIP Hubert Humphrey Jr(1911–1978) Vincent Price Jr(1911–1993) Christopher Lee(1922–2015) ; Heinz “Henry” Kissinger–98 Lee Meriwether–86 Louis Gossett Jr–85 Bruce Weitz–78 “Siouxsie Sioux”(Susan Ballion)–64 Peri Gilpin(Oldham)–60 Adam Carolla–57 Todd Bridges–56 Edward McClintock–54 Joseph Fiennes–51 Paul Bettany–50 Christopher Colfer–31 ; 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