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Historical Events In December - 27

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1951  40th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Sydney (3-2) on December - 27.  

1952  Henri G Winkelman, Dutch supreme commander army/navy 1940, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1953  On this day in history detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-16 in NFL championship game  

1954  On December - 27 "Saint of Bleecker Street" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 perfs  

1956  On December - 27 45th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (5-0)  

1957  On December - 27 alan Bridge, actor (Hail the Conquering Hero), dies at 66  

1959  On December - 27 balt Colts beat NY Giants 31-16 in NFL championship game  

1959  Alfonso Reyes, Mexican poet/historian/diplomat, dies at 70 on December - 27.  

1960  On December - 27 france performs nuclear test  

1961  "Subways Are for Sleeping" opens at St James Theater NYC for 205 perfs on this day in history.  

1962  28th Heisman Trophy Award: Terry Baker, Oregon State (QB) on this day in history.  

1964  On this day in history cleveland Browns beat Balt Colts 27-0 in NFL championship game  

1966  "At the Drop of Another Hat" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 105 perfs on this day in history.  

1968  On December - 27 apollo 8 returns to Earth  

1970  On this day in history "Hello, Dolly!" closes on Broadway after a record 2,844 performances  

1970  "Hello, Dolly!" closes at St James Theater NYC after 2844 performances on December - 27.  

1972  Former Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lester B. 'Mike' Pearson 1897-1972 dies at age 75; on this day in history.  

1972  New North Korean constitution comes into effect on December - 27.  

1972  "Purlie" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 14 performances on December - 27.  

1972  Lester B Pearson (L), 14th Canadian PM (Nobel 1957), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1973  LA Dodgers announce night games will start at 7:30 instead of 8 on this day in history.  

1974  FSLN seizes government hostages at a private Managua party on this day in history.  

1974  40th Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB) on this day in history.  

1974  Amy Vanderbilt, US author (Complete book of etiquette), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1975  On this day in history explosion at Chasnala Colliery collapses drowning 350 (Dhanbad India)  

1976  Albania constitution goes into effect on December - 27.  

1978  On this day in history king Juan Carlos ratifies Spain's 1st democratic constitution  

1978  On this day in history bob de Lange, Dutch actor/director (Daniel), dies at 62  

1979  On this day in history "Knots Landing," premieres on CBS-TV  

1979  On this day in history red Army beats New York Rangers 5-2 at MSG  

1979  On December - 27 russia invades Afghanistan  

1979  Soviet troops invade Afghanistan, President Hafizullah Amin overthrown on December - 27.  

1979  Hafizullah Amin, president of Afghanistan (1979), murdered on December - 27.  

1981  Hoagy Carmichael, US actor/songwriter (Stardust), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 27

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1390  Anne de Mortimer, claimant to the English throne (d. 1411) was born on this day in history.  

1555  Johann Arndt, German Lutherian theologist was born on this day in history.  

1571  Johannes Kepler, German astronomer (d. 1630) was born on this day in history.  

1645  Giovanni Adb Viscardi, Swiss architect, baptized was born on December - 27.  

1654  On December - 27 birth of jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician  

1683  On December - 27 birth of conyers Middleton, English minister (d. 1750)  

1709  On this day in history birth of pieter de Swart, Dutch architect (Royal Palace, Hague)  

1715  On December - 27 birth of philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French soldier (d. 1794)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 27

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0418  Zosimus, Greek Pope (417-8), dies on December - 27.  

0975  On this day in history balderik, bishop of Utrecht (918-75), dies  

1065  Ferdinand I, the Great, king of Castile, dies on December - 27.  

1076  Death of Prince Svyatoslav II of Kiev (b. 1027) on December - 27.  

1381  On December - 27 death of edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March, English politician  

1548  Death of Francesco Spiera, Italian Protestant jurist (b. 1502) on December - 27.  

1590  On December - 27 emmanuel-Philibert of Lalaing, marquis of Renty, dies at 33  

1595  On this day in history pietro Pontio, composer, dies at 63  

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