27 May 2022
2.30pm-4.00pm (AEST) – Memorial service for former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds – Riverway Stadium, Townsville
ABS Data Release – Retail Trade, April
Start of National Reconciliation Week (on until 3 June)
Start of Vivid Festival – Sydney (until 18 June)
Birthdays for former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (1923), One Nation leader Pauline Hanson (1954), muso Neil Finn (1958), actor Joseph Fiennes (1970), and chef Jamie Oliver (1975)
• the Habeas Corpus Act (strengthening a person’s right to challenge unlawful arrest and imprisonment) passes in England (1679)
• 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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