Historical Events In August - 27
Tuesday, 27 October 2020
1964 On August - 27 alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, composer, dies at 59
1965 Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley on this day in history.
1965 On this day in history edmond of Dooren, Flemish painter, dies at 68
1966 On this day in history francis Chichester begins the first solo sail around the world
1966 On August - 27 race riot in Waukegan Illinois
1966 Francis Chichester begins 1st solo sail around world on August - 27.
1967 On August - 27 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 August - 27.
1971 On August - 27 humorist and author Bennet Cerf dies.
1971 On August - 27 bennett Cerf, (Random House)/panelist (What's My Line), dies at 73
1973 On August - 27 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 On this day in history emperor Haile Selassie, depossed Ethiopian emperor, strangled at 83
1976 British MP John Stonehouse resigns following his conviction for theft and fraud on August - 27.
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 this day in history.
1979 An IRA bomb takes the life of British Lord Louis Mountbatten in a boat off the Irish coast on August - 27.
1979 On this day in history boleslaw Szabelski, composer, dies at 82
1980 Sam Levenson, humorist (Sam Levenson Show), dies at 68 on August - 27.
1981 On this day in history divers begin to recover a safe found aboard the Andrea Doria
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 On this day in history soyuz T-7 returns to Earth
1984 On August - 27 diane Sawyer joins the on-air reporting cast of the CBS TV show 60 Minutes.
1984 On this day in history president Reagan announces the Teacher in Space project
1984 On this day in history bernard Youens, British actor (Coronation Street), dies at 69
1985 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-launched on this day in history.
1986 US Air Force reveals they accidentally dropped a hydrogen bomb on New Mexico in 1957, which did not detonate on August - 27.
1989 On this day in history 100 march through Bensonhurst protesting racial killings
1990 On this day in history 52 Americans arrive in Turkey from Iraq
1990 Canadian Army ordered to use whatever force necessary to end standoff between Kanasetake Mohawks and Quebec police at Oka on this day in history.