Historical Events In August - 27
Wednesday, 08 July 2020
1964 Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, composer, dies at 59 on August - 27.
1965 Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley on August - 27.
1965 Edmond of Dooren, Flemish painter, dies at 68 on August - 27.
1966 On this day in history francis Chichester begins the first solo sail around the world
1966 Race riot in Waukegan Illinois on August - 27.
1966 Francis Chichester begins 1st solo sail around world on this day in history.
1967 On August - 27 the Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, is found dead in his London flat from an overdose of sleeping pills.
1967 On August - 27 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 On August - 27 claire Whitney, silent film actress (Blind Fools), dies at 79
1971 Humorist and author Bennet Cerf dies on this day in history.
1971 On this day in history bennett Cerf, (Random House)/panelist (What's My Line), dies at 73
1973 Largest hailstone ever found in Canada falls at Cedoux; weight 290 grams, diameter 114 mm (almost three times bigger than a golf ball) on August - 27.
1974 On August - 27 haile Selassie, former emperor of Ethiopia, dies in Addis Ababa at age 83.
1975 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world on August - 27.
1975 Emperor Haile Selassie, depossed Ethiopian emperor, strangled at 83 on this day in history.
1976 British MP John Stonehouse resigns following his conviction for theft and fraud on August - 27.
1977 George Merritt, actor (I Monster, Canterbury Tale), dies at 86 on this day in history.
1978 On August - 27 robert Shaw, actor (Dan-Buccaneers), dies of heart attack at 51
1979 On this day in history an IRA bomb takes the life of British Lord Louis Mountbatten in a boat off the Irish coast.
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 August - 27.
1982 On this day in history soyuz T-7 returns to Earth
1984 On this day in history 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 August - 27.
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 On August - 27 uS Air Force reveals they accidentally dropped a hydrogen bomb on New Mexico in 1957, which did not detonate
1989 On August - 27 100 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 August - 27.