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MAY 27

1912 Sam Snead (Virginia-born Member of the International Golf Hall of Fame) Virginia Sports Figures Golf Hall of Fame
1968 Frank Thomas (Georgia-born African-American Professional Baseball Player) Georgia Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball African-American Sports Figures
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1975 Ezzard Charles (Georgia-born African-American Member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame) Georgia Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures
2000 Maurice Richard (Canadian Member of the Ice Hockey Hall of Fame) Canadian Sports Figures Ice Hockey Hall of Fame NHL CBC
1896 Tornado Kills 255 in St. Louis and East St. Louis, IL Missouri Illinois Tornado Death U.S. Genealogy Network New York Times
1923 Andre Lagache and Renee Leonard Win the First 1,372.928-Mile Le Mans 24-Hour Race France Auto Racing Historic Firsts Official Web Site The History Channel
1937 New York Giants Pitcher Carl Hubbell Wins 24th Game in a Row over Two Seasons New York City Sports Figures Missouri Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1972 Mark Donohue Wins the Indianapolis 500 with a Record Average Speed of 163.645 mph Auto Racing Indianapolis 500 History Channel New York Times

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