Today in History, May 27: Golden Gate Bridge opens

Published on May 27, 2017
YouTube download / AP video / Golden Gate Bridge opens to the public; U.N. Tribunal indicts Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic; the British Navy sinks Nazi Germany's battleship Bismarck; Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed.

  • 1935 Lee Meriwether, Miss America (Time Tunnel, Barnaby Jones), born in Los Angeles, Calif
  • 1936 Louis Gossett Jr, American actor (Officer & Gentleman, Deep), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943 Bruce Weitz, actor (Hill St Blues, Death of a Centerfold), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1955 Eric Bischoff, American professional wrestling promoter
  • 1956 Cynthia McFadden, American television anchor
  • 1964 Adam Carolla, American comedian and television personality
  • 1965 Todd Bridges, actor (Diff'rent Strokes, Fish), born in San Francisco, Calif
  • 1968 Frank Thomas, "Big Hurt", 1st baseman (Chicago White Sox, 1993 MVP)
  • 1974 Danny Wuerffel, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints)

-Source: OnThisDay

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