Today is Saturday, May 27, the 147th day of 2017. There are 218 days left in the year.

Highlights in history

• In 1929, Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. married Anne Morrow in Englewood, New Jersey.

• In 1942, Doris "Dorie" Miller, a cook aboard the USS West Virginia, became the first African-American to receive the Navy Cross for displaying "extraordinary courage and disregard for his own personal safety" during Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.

• In 1957, the single "That'll Be the Day," by the Buddy Holly group The Crickets, was released by Brunswick Records.

• In 1985, in Beijing, representatives of Britain and China exchanged instruments of ratification for an accord returning Hong Kong to Chinese control in 1997.

• Ten years ago: American forces freed 42 kidnapped Iraqis in a raid on an al-Qaida hideout north of Baghdad.

• Five years ago: At the Cannes Film Festival, Austrian director Michael Haneke won the top prize for a second time with his stark film, "Amour."

• One year ago: President Barack Obama became the first American chief executive to visit Hiroshima, the city where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb during World War II.


• 94: Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state

• 82: Ramsey Lewis, musician

• 56: Peri Gilpin, actress

• 42: Jamie Oliver, TV chef

• 37: Ben Feldman, actor

Thought for today

"Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one." — Thomas Carlyle, Scottish critic and historian (1795-1881)

Source: The Associated Press