/ 27 May 2024

27 May 2024

Canberrans have a public holiday for Reconciliation Day today, marking the start of National Reconciliation Week

4.00am – 10.00am (AEST) – Surfing: WSL Shiseido Tahiti Pro (until 31 May) – Teohupo’o, Tahiti

9.00am (AEST) – Rugby league: State of Origin, Maroons squad announced for game one – Brisbane

9.30am (AEST) – Bruce Lehrmann’s failed defamation case against Network Ten/Lisa Wilkinson will return to court for a case management hearing regarding costs – Sydney

Tennis: French Open – Billed as one of the biggest 1st round matches in history, Rafael Nadal is back from injury to take on world number 4, Alexander Zverev. It’s possibly Rafa’s last ever appearance at Roland Garros as he attempts to win a record 15th French Open title before his likely retirement at the end of the ATP tour – Paris, Watch on 9Now

9.00pm (AEST)- The first race of the Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling Festival begins at noon local time – Gloucester, UK

Start of National Reconciliation Week (on until 3 June) 

Memorial Day in the US, honouring those who died serving in the United States Armed Forces

Birthdays for Pauline Hanson (1954), Neil Finn (1958), Joseph Fiennes (1970), Jamie Oliver (1975)

Anniversary of:

  • the founding of Saint Petersburg by Russian Tsar Peter the Great (1703)
  • Australians voting in favour of a constitutional referendum granting the government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and count them in the national census (1967)
  • actor Christopher Reeve becoming paralysed from the neck down after falling from a horse (1995)
  • Russian President Boris Yeltsin signing a historic treaty with NATO (1997)
  • the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia indicting 4 people including President Slobodan Milošević for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo (1999)
  • the marriage of Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel and Aussie model/entrepreneur Miranda Kerr (2017)

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