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Historical Events In August - 27

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

1964  Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1965  On this day in history beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley  

1965  On August - 27 edmond of Dooren, Flemish painter, dies at 68  

1966  Francis Chichester begins the first solo sail around the world on August - 27.  

1966  On August - 27 race riot in Waukegan Illinois  

1966  On this day in history francis Chichester begins 1st solo sail around world  

1967  On this day in history the Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, is found dead in his London flat from an overdose of sleeping pills.  

1967  On this day in history brian Epstein, rock manager (Beatles), dies of drug overdose at 32  

1968  Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/Dutchess of Kent, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1969  Claire Whitney, silent film actress (Blind Fools), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1971  On this day in history humorist and author Bennet Cerf dies.  

1971  On this day in history bennett Cerf, (Random House)/panelist (What's My Line), dies at 73  

1973  On this day in history largest hailstone ever found in Canada falls at Cedoux; weight 290 grams, diameter 114 mm (almost three times bigger than a golf ball).  

1974  On August - 27 haile Selassie, former emperor of Ethiopia, dies in Addis Ababa at age 83.  

1975  On August - 27 veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world  

1975  Emperor Haile Selassie, depossed Ethiopian emperor, strangled at 83 on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history british MP John Stonehouse resigns following his conviction for theft and fraud  

1977  On August - 27 george Merritt, actor (I Monster, Canterbury Tale), dies at 86  

1978  Robert Shaw, actor (Dan-Buccaneers), dies of heart attack at 51 on August - 27.  

1979  An IRA bomb takes the life of British Lord Louis Mountbatten in a boat off the Irish coast on this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history boleslaw Szabelski, composer, dies at 82  

1980  On August - 27 sam Levenson, humorist (Sam Levenson Show), dies at 68  

1981  Divers begin to recover a safe found aboard the Andrea Doria on August - 27.  

1981  Salvage divers recover a million dollars in cash and jewels from the wreckage of the Andrea Doria, sunk in 1965 on this day in history.  

1981  Joan Edwards, singer (Joan Edwards Show), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1982  Soyuz T-7 returns to Earth on August - 27.  

1984  On August - 27 diane Sawyer joins the on-air reporting cast of the CBS TV show 60 Minutes.  

1984  President Reagan announces the Teacher in Space project on this day in history.  

1984  On August - 27 bernard Youens, British actor (Coronation Street), dies at 69  

1985  On August - 27 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-launched  

1986  US Air Force reveals they accidentally dropped a hydrogen bomb on New Mexico in 1957, which did not detonate on August - 27.  

1989  100 march through Bensonhurst protesting racial killings on August - 27.  

1990  52 Americans arrive in Turkey from Iraq on this day in history.  

1990  On August - 27 canadian Army ordered to use whatever force necessary to end standoff between Kanasetake Mohawks and Quebec police at Oka.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 27

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1407  On this day in history birth of ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (d. 1425)  

1471  George von Saksen-Meissen, German potester of Frisia was born on August - 27.  

1471  George, Duke of Saxony (d. 1539) was born on August - 27.  

1487  Anna of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark (d. 1514) was born on August - 27.  

1545  On August - 27 birth of alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma/general/diplomat  

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

1583  Simon Besler, composer was born on this day in history.  

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


Famous Deaths In August - 27

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0542  On August - 27 death of saint Caesarius of Arles  

0827  Death of Pope Eugene II on this day in history.  

1208  On this day in history irene Angelina, daughter of Isaac II Angeles, dies  

1312  Death of Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1262) on August - 27.  

1394  Death of Chokei, Emperor of Japan (b. 1343) on August - 27.  

1450  Death of Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician (b. 1395) on this day in history.  

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

1522  On this day in history giovanni A Amadei/Amadeo, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at about 75  

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