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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.  

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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  On this day in history birth of anna of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark (d. 1514)  

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 August - 27.  

1630  Maria van Oosterwijck, Dutch flower painter was born on August - 27.  

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

1312  On August - 27 death of arthur II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1262)  

1394  On this day in history death of chokei, Emperor of Japan (b. 1343)  

1450  On August - 27 death of reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician (b. 1395)  

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

1522  On August - 27 giovanni A Amadei/Amadeo, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at about 75  

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