Hans Remembers- Wednesday May 27, 1970- 50 Years Ago.
- Two British mountain climbers, Don Whillans and Dougal Haston became the first people to scale the south face of Annapurna I- reaching the top of the 26,504 feet peak as part of an 11-man British expedition team. The first persons to reach Annapurna I- the less difficult north face route did so in 1950- they were Maurice Herzog and Luis Lachhenal of France.
- The World Cup Rally ended in Mexico City, Mexico with the team of Hannu Mikkola of Finland and Gunnar Palm of Sweden the victor driving a Ford of Britain Escort. The race took 38 days -departing London for a 16,000 mile race. The drivers were assisted by ferry boats when needed- and raced though Europe and then though South America and Central America. 26 of the 96 starters reached the finish.
- English film and television actor Joseph Fiennes was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. Born into an acting family which includes his brother Ralph Fiennes- Joesph Fiennes most famous movie is Shakespeare In Love.
- Dying on this day King Prempeh II the Asantehene since 1931 of 3 million people of Ghana. Prempeh was succeeded by his nephew Opoku Ware II.