Historical Events In August - 27
Thursday, 04 March 2021
1964 Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, composer, dies at 59 on August - 27.
1965 Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley on this day in history.
1965 Edmond of Dooren, Flemish painter, dies at 68 on August - 27.
1966 Francis Chichester begins the first solo sail around the world on this day in history.
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 Brian Epstein, rock manager (Beatles), dies of drug overdose at 32 on August - 27.
1968 On this day in history marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/Dutchess of Kent, dies at 61
1969 Claire Whitney, silent film actress (Blind Fools), dies at 79 on this day in history.
1971 Humorist and author Bennet Cerf dies on this day in history.
1971 On August - 27 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 this day in history.
1975 On August - 27 emperor Haile Selassie, depossed Ethiopian emperor, strangled at 83
1976 On August - 27 british MP John Stonehouse resigns following his conviction for theft and fraud
1977 George Merritt, actor (I Monster, Canterbury Tale), dies at 86 on this day in history.
1978 Robert Shaw, actor (Dan-Buccaneers), dies of heart attack at 51 on August - 27.
1979 On August - 27 an IRA bomb takes the life of British Lord Louis Mountbatten in a boat off the Irish coast.
1979 Boleslaw Szabelski, composer, dies at 82 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1981 On this day in history salvage divers recover a million dollars in cash and jewels from the wreckage of the Andrea Doria, sunk in 1965.
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 August - 27 president Reagan announces the Teacher in Space project
1984 Bernard Youens, British actor (Coronation Street), dies at 69 on this day in history.
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 On August - 27 52 Americans arrive in Turkey from Iraq
1990 On August - 27 canadian Army ordered to use whatever force necessary to end standoff between Kanasetake Mohawks and Quebec police at Oka.