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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 27

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1407  On August - 27 birth of ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (d. 1425)  

1471  George von Saksen-Meissen, German potester of Frisia was born on this day in history.  

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

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 August - 27.  

1562  On this day in history birth of hans Leo Hassler, composer  

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

1630  On this day in history birth of maria van Oosterwijck, Dutch flower painter  

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Famous Deaths In August - 27

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0542  On August - 27 death of saint Caesarius of Arles  

0827  On August - 27 death of pope Eugene II  

1208  On August - 27 irene Angelina, daughter of Isaac II Angeles, dies  

1312  Death of Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1262) on this day in history.  

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

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

1521  On this day in history josquin Des Prez, composer, dies  

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

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