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Historical Events In August - 27

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

1939  On this day in history erich Warsitz makes first jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178)  

1939  On this day in history erich Warsitz makes 1st jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178)  

1940  On August - 27 caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, maiden flight (Milan)  

1941  Shah of Iran abdicates throne to his son Reza Pahlawi on this day in history.  

1942  HMCS Oakville (Corvette) sinks a U-Boat in the Caribbean on August - 27.  

1942  On this day in history cuba declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy  

1943  On this day in history otto Selz, German psychologist (In Auschwitz), dies  

1944  USS Stingray (SS-186) lands men and supplies on Luzon, Philippines to support guerilla operations against the Japanese on this day in history.  

1944  200 Halifax bombers attack oil-installations in Homburg on August - 27.  

1945  On this day in history pacific Fleet ships enter Sagami Bay, near Tokyo, Japan.  

1945  On August - 27 uS troops begin their occupation of Japan, following Japan's surrender to Allied forces during WWII.  

1945  US troops land in Japan after Japanese surrender on August - 27.  

1948  On August - 27 102F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August  

1948  Oley Speaks, composer, dies at 74 on August - 27.  

1949  On this day in history arthur Chesney, actor (Lodger, Chelsea Life), dies at 67  

1950  On this day in history general Foods blacklists Jean Muir of Aldrich Family as a communist  

1950  On August - 27 1st transmission of a TV program from continental Europe shown on BBC  

1950  Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (Fuoco Grande), dies at 41 on this day in history.  

1952  Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2) on this day in history.  

1953  On this day in history nicolai Berezowsky, composer, dies at 53  

1955  "Guinness Book of World Records" 1st published on August - 27.  

1955  Joachim Wach, philosopher/sociologist (Sociology of Religion), dies on this day in history.  

1956  Curt Robert of Columbus (Intl League) hits 4 HRs in 7 inning game on this day in history.  

1957  Hickory Smoke wins Hambletonian Stakes on August - 27.  

1958  Clark Griffith says Senators will prob accept offer to move to Minn on this day in history.  

1958  Ernest O Lawrence, inventor (Cyclotron-Nobel 1939), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1959  Off Cape Canaveral, FL, USS Observation Island (EAG-154) makes first shipboard launching of a Polaris missile on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)  

1961  Francis the Talking Mule is the mystery guest on "What's My Line" on August - 27.  

1961  On August - 27 francis the Talking Mule is mystery guest on "What's My Line"  

1962  On August - 27 mariner 2 launched; first probe to fly by Venus  

1962  On August - 27 mariner 2 launched; 1st probe to fly by Venus  

1962  On this day in history carlos Lavin, composer, dies at 79  

1963  On August - 27 w E B Du Bois, scholar/founder (NAACP), dies at 95 in Accra Ghana  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 27

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1407  Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (d. 1425) was born on August - 27.  

1471  On this day in history birth of george von Saksen-Meissen, German potester of Frisia  

1471  George, Duke of Saxony (d. 1539) was born on this day in history.  

1487  Anna of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark (d. 1514) was born on this day in history.  

1545  Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma/general/diplomat was born on this day in history.  

1562  Hans Leo Hassler, composer was born on this day in history.  

1583  On this day in history birth of simon Besler, composer  

1630  Maria van Oosterwijck, Dutch flower painter was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 27

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0542  On this day in history death of saint Caesarius of Arles  

0827  On this day in history death of pope Eugene II  

1208  Irene Angelina, daughter of Isaac II Angeles, dies on August - 27.  

1312  On August - 27 death of arthur II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1262)  

1394  On August - 27 death of chokei, Emperor of Japan (b. 1343)  

1450  On August - 27 death of reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician (b. 1395)  

1521  Josquin Des Prez, composer, dies on August - 27.  

1522  Giovanni A Amadei/Amadeo, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at about 75 on August - 27.  

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