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August 27th, 2007 (August 27 2007)DeathEmma Penella, Spanish actress (born in 1930)
August 27th, 2006 (August 27 2006)EventComair Flight 5191 crashed en route from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky, to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Forty-nine of the 50 people aboard the flight were confirmed dead in the hours following the crash
August 27th, 2006 (August 27 2006)DeathHrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian film director (born in 1922)
August 27th, 2006 (August 27 2006)DeathMaria Capovilla, oldest woman alive from 2004-2006 (born in 1889)
August 27th, 2006 (August 27 2006)DeathJesse Pintado, Mexican-born guitarist (Napalm Death) (born in 1969)
August 27th, 2005 (August 27 2005)DeathSean Purcell, Gaelic footballer (born in 1929)
August 27th, 2004 (August 27 2004)DeathWillie Crawford, American baseball player (born in 1946)
August 27th, 2003 (August 27 2003)EventMars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing approximately 34,646,416 miles (55,758,006 kilometers) from Earth.
August 27th, 2003 (August 27 2003)DeathPierre Poujade, French politician (born in 1920)
August 27th, 2001 (August 27 2001)DeathAbu Ali Mustafa, leader of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (assassinated) (born in 1938)
August 27th, 2001 (August 27 2001)DeathMichael Dertouzos, Greek internet pioneer, Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science (born in 1936)
August 27th, 2000 (August 27 2000)EventOstankino Tower in Moscow catches fire, three people are killed.
August 27th, 1999 (August 27 1999)DeathHelder Camara, Brazilian Roman Catholic archbishop (born in 1909)
August 27th, 1996 (August 27 1996)DeathGreg Morris, American actor (born in 1933)
August 27th, 1993 (August 27 1993)EventThe Florida Department of Transportation decides to cease producing its distinctive colored U.S. Highway shields so that it can make use of Federal funds for those signs.
August 27th, 1993 (August 27 1993)EventThe Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo s Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed.
August 27th, 1991 (August 27 1991)EventThe European Community recognizes the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
August 27th, 1991 (August 27 1991)EventMoldova declares independence from the USSR.
August 27th, 1990 (August 27 1990)EventThe British Broadcasting Corporation launches BBC Radio Five Live at 9am GMT with a mixture of sports, news, and children s programming.
August 27th, 1990 (August 27 1990)DeathStevie Ray Vaughan, American guitarist (born in 1954)
August 27th, 1988 (August 27 1988)BirthAlexa Vega, American actress
August 27th, 1988 (August 27 1988)DeathWilliam Sargant, British psychiatrist (born in 1907)
August 27th, 1988 (August 27 1988)DeathMario Montenegro, Filipino actor (born in 1928)
August 27th, 1986 (August 27 1986)BirthMario, American R&B singer
August 27th, 1985 (August 27 1985)EventThe Nigerian government is peacefully overthrown by Army Chief of Staff Major General Ibrahim Babangida.
August 27th, 1985 (August 27 1985)BirthAlexandra Nechita, Artist
August 27th, 1984 (August 27 1984)BirthDavid Bentley, English footballer
August 27th, 1984 (August 27 1984)BirthSulley Muntari, Ghanaian footballer
August 27th, 1984 (August 27 1984)DeathBernard Youens, English actor (born in 1914)
August 27th, 1983 (August 27 1983)BirthWilson Chen, Taiwanese actor
August 27th, 1981 (August 27 1981)DeathValery Kharlamov, Soviet Union ice hockey player (born in 1948)
August 27th, 1980 (August 27 1980)DeathDouglas Kenney, American humorist (born in 1947)
August 27th, 1979 (August 27 1979)EventAn IRA bomb kills Lord Mountbatten and 3 others on holiday in Sligo, Republic of Irelandied in Another near Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland kills 18 British soldiers.
August 27th, 1979 (August 27 1979)BirthGiovanni Capitello, American filmmaker/actor
August 27th, 1979 (August 27 1979)BirthTian Liang, Chinese diver
August 27th, 1979 (August 27 1979)BirthSarah Neufeld, Canadian musician (Arcade Fire)
August 27th, 1979 (August 27 1979)DeathEarl Mountbatten, British admiral and statesman (assassinated) (born in 1900)
August 27th, 1978 (August 27 1978)BirthMase, American rapper
August 27th, 1977 (August 27 1977)BirthDeco, Portuguese footballer
August 27th, 1976 (August 27 1976)BirthSarah Chalke, Canadian actress
August 27th, 1976 (August 27 1976)BirthCarlos Moya, Spanish tennis player
August 27th, 1976 (August 27 1976)BirthSteve Taylor, British writer
August 27th, 1976 (August 27 1976)BirthMilano Collection Akihito Terui, Japanese professional wrestler
August 27th, 1976 (August 27 1976)BirthMark Webber, Australian race car driver
August 27th, 1976 (August 27 1976)DeathMukesh, Indian playback singer (born in 1923)
August 27th, 1975 (August 27 1975)BirthJonny Moseley, American skier
August 27th, 1975 (August 27 1975)BirthMark Rudan, Australian footballer
August 27th, 1975 (August 27 1975)DeathHaile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia (born in 1892)
August 27th, 1974 (August 27 1974)BirthJose Vidro, Puerto Rican baseball player
August 27th, 1973 (August 27 1973)BirthCarlene Begnaud, American professional wrestler
August 27th, 1973 (August 27 1973)BirthCory Bowles, Canadian actor
August 27th, 1973 (August 27 1973)BirthDanny Coyne, Welsh footballer
August 27th, 1973 (August 27 1973)BirthDietmar Hamann, German footballer
August 27th, 1972 (August 27 1972)BirthMike Smith, Canadian actor
August 27th, 1972 (August 27 1972)BirthDalip Singh, Indian professional wrestler
August 27th, 1972 (August 27 1972)BirthDenise Lewis, English heptathlete
August 27th, 1971 (August 27 1971)BirthJulian Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer Julian Quotes
August 27th, 1971 (August 27 1971)DeathBennett Cerf, American publisher and television personality (born in 1898)
August 27th, 1971 (August 27 1971)DeathMargaret Bourke-White, American photo-journalist (born in 1906)
August 27th, 1970 (August 27 1970)BirthPeter Ebdon, English snooker player
August 27th, 1970 (August 27 1970)BirthTony Kanal, English-born musician (No Doubt)
August 27th, 1970 (August 27 1970)BirthJeff Kenna, Irish footballer
August 27th, 1970 (August 27 1970)BirthJim Thome, American baseball player
August 27th, 1969 (August 27 1969)EventThe first installment of the Otoko wa Tsurai yo (It s Tough Being a Man) movies is released in Japan. Director and screenplay writer Yoji Yamada went on to make 48 installments of the series, which is recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running movie series.
August 27th, 1969 (August 27 1969)BirthReece Shearsmith, British actor and comedian
August 27th, 1969 (August 27 1969)BirthChandra Wilson, American actress
August 27th, 1969 (August 27 1969)DeathIvy Compton-Burnett, English novelist (born in 1884)
August 27th, 1969 (August 27 1969)DeathErika Mann, German writer and daughter of Thomas Mann (born in 1905)Thomas Mann Quotes
August 27th, 1968 (August 27 1968)DeathPrincess Marina, Duchess of Kent (born in 1906)
August 27th, 1967 (August 27 1967)BirthBob Nastanovich, American musician (Pavement, Silver Jews)
August 27th, 1967 (August 27 1967)DeathBrian Epstein, English manager of The Beatles (born in 1934)
August 27th, 1966 (August 27 1966)BirthJuhan Parts, Prime Minister of Estonia
August 27th, 1965 (August 27 1965)BirthWayne James, Zimbabwean cricketer
August 27th, 1965 (August 27 1965)DeathLe Corbusier, Swiss architect (born in 1887) Le Corbusier Quotes
August 27th, 1964 (August 27 1964)BirthFrankie Thorn , American actress
August 27th, 1964 (August 27 1964)DeathGracie Allen, American actress and comedienne (born in 1895)
August 27th, 1963 (August 27 1963)BirthDowntown Julie Brown, Welsh TV personality and former MTV VJJulie Brown Quotes
August 27th, 1963 (August 27 1963)DeathGarrett Morgan, American inventor (born in 1877)
August 27th, 1963 (August 27 1963)DeathW.E.B. DuBois, American civil rights activist and scholar (born in 1868)W.E.B. DuBois Quotes
August 27th, 1963 (August 27 1963)DeathAllama Mashriqi, Pakistani scholar and politician (born in 1888)
August 27th, 1962 (August 27 1962)EventMariner 2 launched to Venus.
August 27th, 1962 (August 27 1962)BirthAdam Oates, Canadian ice hockey player
August 27th, 1962 (August 27 1962)BirthVic Mignogna, American voice actor
August 27th, 1961 (August 27 1961)BirthTom Ford, American fashion designer
August 27th, 1961 (August 27 1961)BirthYolanda Adams, American gospel singer
August 27th, 1959 (August 27 1959)BirthGerhard Berger, Austrian race car driver and F1 team co-owner (Scuderia Toro Rosso)
August 27th, 1959 (August 27 1959)BirthJuan Fernando Cobo, Colombian artist
August 27th, 1958 (August 27 1958)BirthSergei Krikalev, Russian cosmonaut
August 27th, 1958 (August 27 1958)BirthTom Lanoye, Belgian author
August 27th, 1958 (August 27 1958)BirthNormand Brathwaite, Canadian comedian and television and radio host
August 27th, 1958 (August 27 1958)DeathErnest Lawrence, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1901)
August 27th, 1957 (August 27 1957)EventThe Constitution of Malaysia came into force.
August 27th, 1957 (August 27 1957)BirthBernhard Langer, German golfer and two-time Masters champion
August 27th, 1955 (August 27 1955)BirthDiana Scarwid, American actress
August 27th, 1955 (August 27 1955)BirthRobert Richardson, American cinematographer
August 27th, 1955 (August 27 1955)BirthLaura Fygi, Dutch singer
August 27th, 1954 (August 27 1954)BirthJohn Lloyd, British former tennis player
August 27th, 1954 (August 27 1954)BirthDerek Warwick, British race car driver
August 27th, 1953 (August 27 1953)BirthAlex Lifeson, Canadian guitarist (Rush)
August 27th, 1953 (August 27 1953)BirthPeter Stormare, Swedish-born actor
August 27th, 1952 (August 27 1952)EventReparation negotiations between West Germany and Israel end in Luxembourg; West Germany to pay 3 billion Deutschmark.
August 27th, 1952 (August 27 1952)BirthPaul "Pee-Wee Herman" Reubens, American actor
August 27th, 1951 (August 27 1951)BirthMack Brown, University of Texas Head Football Coach
August 27th, 1951 (August 27 1951)BirthBuddy Bell, American baseball player-manager
August 27th, 1950 (August 27 1950)BirthCharles Fleischer, American actor
August 27th, 1949 (August 27 1949)BirthJeff Cook, vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass, fiddle, banjo and mandolin for Alabama
August 27th, 1948 (August 27 1948)BirthPavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek musician (died in 1990)
August 27th, 1948 (August 27 1948)DeathCharles Evans Hughes, U.S. Supreme Court justice (born in 1862)Charles Evans Hughes Quotes
August 27th, 1947 (August 27 1947)BirthBarbara Bach, American actress
August 27th, 1947 (August 27 1947)BirthHarry Reems, American actor
August 27th, 1945 (August 27 1945)BirthG. W. Bailey, American actor
August 27th, 1944 (August 27 1944)DeathGeorg von Boeselager, German nobleman (born in 1915)
August 27th, 1943 (August 27 1943)BirthTuesday Weld, American actress
August 27th, 1942 (August 27 1942)BirthDaryl Dragon, American keyboardist (Captain & Tennille)
August 27th, 1942 (August 27 1942)BirthBrian Peckford, Canadian politician
August 27th, 1940 (August 27 1940)BirthSonny Sharrock, American jazz guitarist (died in 1994)
August 27th, 1939 (August 27 1939)EventFirst flight of the Heinkel He 178, the first modern jet aircraft.
August 27th, 1937 (August 27 1937)BirthAlice Coltrane, American jazz musician (died in 2007)
August 27th, 1937 (August 27 1937)BirthTommy Sands, American actor and singer
August 27th, 1936 (August 27 1936)BirthJoel Kovel, American politician
August 27th, 1935 (August 27 1935)BirthFrank Yablans, American film producer
August 27th, 1935 (August 27 1935)BirthErnie Broglio, American baseball player
August 27th, 1932 (August 27 1932)BirthAntonia Fraser, British author
August 27th, 1931 (August 27 1931)BirthSri Chinmoy, Indian guru (died in 2007)
August 27th, 1931 (August 27 1931)BirthJoe Cunningham, American baseball player
August 27th, 1931 (August 27 1931)DeathFrank Harris, Irish author and editor (born in 1856)Frank Harris Quotes
August 27th, 1931 (August 27 1931)DeathFrancis Marion Smith, American borax magnate (born in 1846)
August 27th, 1929 (August 27 1929)BirthIra Levin, American author (died in 2007)Ira Levin Quotes
August 27th, 1929 (August 27 1929)DeathHerman Potocnik Noordung, Slovenian rocket scientist (born in 1892)
August 27th, 1928 (August 27 1928)EventKellogg-Briand Pact, outlawing war, signed by sixty nations.
August 27th, 1928 (August 27 1928)BirthMangosuthu Buthelezi, South African politician
August 27th, 1927 (August 27 1927)BirthJimmy C. Newman, American singer
August 27th, 1926 (August 27 1926)BirthPat Coombs, English actress (died in 2002)
August 27th, 1926 (August 27 1926)BirthKristen Nygaard, Norwegian mathematician (died in 2002)
August 27th, 1925 (August 27 1925)BirthDarry Cowl, French actor (died in 2006)
August 27th, 1921 (August 27 1921)BirthLeo Penn, American film director (died in 1998)
August 27th, 1921 (August 27 1921)BirthGeorg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (died in 1996)
August 27th, 1919 (August 27 1919)BirthMurray Grand, American songwriter and cabaret singer (died in 2007)
August 27th, 1917 (August 27 1917)BirthPeanuts Lowrey, American baseball player (died in 1986)
August 27th, 1916 (August 27 1916)BirthMartha Raye, American actress (died in 1994)
August 27th, 1915 (August 27 1915)BirthNorman F. Ramsey, Nobel Prize laureate
August 27th, 1913 (August 27 1913)BirthNina Schenk von Stauffenberg, wife of Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg (died in 2006)
August 27th, 1912 (August 27 1912)BirthGloria Guinness, Mexican socialite and writer(d.1980)
August 27th, 1911 (August 27 1911)BirthKay Walsh, British actress (died in 2005)
August 27th, 1909 (August 27 1909)BirthLester Young, American musician (died in 1959)
August 27th, 1909 (August 27 1909)BirthSylvere Maes, Belgian cyclist (died in 1966)
August 27th, 1909 (August 27 1909)DeathEmil Christian Hansen, Danish fermentation physiologist (born in 1842)
August 27th, 1908 (August 27 1908)BirthDon Bradman, Australian cricketer (died in 2001)
August 27th, 1908 (August 27 1908)BirthLyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States (died in 1973)Lyndon Johnson Quotes
August 27th, 1908 (August 27 1908)BirthKurt Wegner, German artist (died in 1985)
August 27th, 1906 (August 27 1906)BirthEd Gein, American serial killer (died in 1984)
August 27th, 1904 (August 27 1904)BirthNorah Lofts, British author (died in 1983)
August 27th, 1904 (August 27 1904)BirthJohn Hay Whitney, American financier (died in 1982)
August 27th, 1899 (August 27 1899)BirthC. S. Forester, British author (died in 1966)
August 27th, 1899 (August 27 1899)BirthByron Foulger, American actor (died in 1970)
August 27th, 1898 (August 27 1898)BirthGaspard Fauteux, French Canadian parliamentarian (died in 1963)
August 27th, 1896 (August 27 1896)EventAnglo-Zanzibar War: the shortest war in world history (09:00 to 09:45) between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar.
August 27th, 1896 (August 27 1896)BirthFaina Ranevskaya, Russian actress (died in 1984)
August 27th, 1890 (August 27 1890)BirthMan Ray, photographer and artist (died in 1976)
August 27th, 1886 (August 27 1886)BirthRebecca Helferich Clarke, English composer and violist (died in 1979)
August 27th, 1886 (August 27 1886)BirthEric Coates, English composer (died in 1957)
August 27th, 1884 (August 27 1884)BirthVincent Auriol,French President (died in 1966)
August 27th, 1883 (August 27 1883)EventKrakatoa, an Indonesian volcano, erupts. It is one of the most violent volcanic events in modern times.
August 27th, 1882 (August 27 1882)BirthSamuel Goldwyn, Hollywood producer (died in 1974)Samuel Goldwyn Quotes
August 27th, 1877 (August 27 1877)BirthCharles Rolls, Co-founder of Rolls-Royce (died in 1910)
August 27th, 1877 (August 27 1877)BirthErnst Wetter, member of the Swiss Federal Council (died in 1963)
August 27th, 1875 (August 27 1875)BirthKatharine McCormick, American women s rights activist (died in 1967)
August 27th, 1875 (August 27 1875)DeathWilliam Chapman Ralston, American banker (born in 1826)
August 27th, 1874 (August 27 1874)BirthCarl Bosch, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1940)
August 27th, 1871 (August 27 1871)BirthTheodore Dreiser, American author (died in 1945)Theodore Dreiser Quotes
August 27th, 1871 (August 27 1871)DeathWilliam Whiting Boardman, American politician (born in 1794)
August 27th, 1870 (August 27 1870)BirthAmado Nervo, Mexican poet (died in 1919)
August 27th, 1865 (August 27 1865)BirthJames Henry Breasted, American Egyptologist (died in 1935)Henry James Quotes
August 27th, 1865 (August 27 1865)BirthCharles G. Dawes, 30th Vice President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (died in 1951)
August 27th, 1861 (August 27 1861)EventUnion forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
August 27th, 1859 (August 27 1859)EventPetroleum discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania. World s first successful oil well.
August 27th, 1858 (August 27 1858)BirthGiuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician (died in 1932)
August 27th, 1828 (August 27 1828)EventThe Russians defeat the Turks at the Battle of Akhalzic.
August 27th, 1813 (August 27 1813)EventNapoleon defeats the Austrians, Russians and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden.
August 27th, 1809 (August 27 1809)BirthHannibal Hamlin, Vice President of the United States of America (died in 1891)
August 27th, 1803 (August 27 1803)BirthEdward Beecher, American theologian (died in 1895)
August 27th, 1798 (August 27 1798)EventUnited Irishmen and French forces clash with the British army in the Battle of Castlebar, part of the Irish Rebellion of 1798.
August 27th, 1793 (August 27 1793)EventFrench counter-revolution, port of Toulon revolts and admits the British fleet, which lands troops and seizes the port leading to Siege of Toulon.
August 27th, 1776 (August 27 1776)EventBattle of Long Island, in present day Brooklyn, New York, British forces under General William Howe defeat Americans under General George Washington.George Washington Quotes
August 27th, 1773 (August 27 1773)DeathFriedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (born in 1721)
August 27th, 1770 (August 27 1770)BirthGeorg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher (died in 1831) Philo Quotes
August 27th, 1748 (August 27 1748)DeathJames Thomson, Scottish poet (born in 1700)James Thomson Quotes
August 27th, 1730 (August 27 1730)BirthJohann Georg Hamann, German philosopher (died in 1788) Philo Quotes
August 27th, 1724 (August 27 1724)BirthJohn Joachim Zubly, Swiss-born Continental Congressman (died in 1781)
August 27th, 1698 (August 27 1698)BirthBaal Shem Tov, Founder of the Chasiddic movement {died in 1760)
August 27th, 1689 (August 27 1689)EventThe Treaty of Nerchinsk is signed by Russia and the Qing empire.
August 27th, 1677 (August 27 1677)BirthOtto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian field marshal (died in 1748)
August 27th, 1669 (August 27 1669)BirthAnne Marie of Orleans, queen of Italy (died in 1728)
August 27th, 1665 (August 27 1665)BirthJohn Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician (died in 1751)
August 27th, 1664 (August 27 1664)DeathFrancisco Zurbaran, Spanish painter (born in 1598)
August 27th, 1637 (August 27 1637)BirthCharles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, Governor of the Province of Maryland (died in 1715)
August 27th, 1635 (August 27 1635)DeathFelix Lope de Vega, Spanish poet and playwright (born in 1562) Lope de Vega Quotes
August 27th, 1590 (August 27 1590)DeathPope Sixtus V (born in 1521)
August 27th, 1577 (August 27 1577)DeathTitian, Italian artist
August 27th, 1572 (August 27 1572)DeathClaude Goudimel, French composer
August 27th, 1545 (August 27 1545)DeathPiotr Gamrat, Polish Catholic archbishop (born in 1487)
August 27th, 1521 (August 27 1521)DeathJosquin Des Prez, Flemish composer
August 27th, 1487 (August 27 1487)BirthAnna of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark (died in 1514)
August 27th, 1471 (August 27 1471)BirthGeorge, Duke of Saxony (died in 1539)
August 27th, 1450 (August 27 1450)DeathReginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician (born in 1395)
August 27th, 1407 (August 27 1407)BirthAshikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (died in 1425)
August 27th, 1394 (August 27 1394)DeathChokei, Emperor of Japan (born in 1343)
August 27th, 1312 (August 27 1312)DeathArthur II, Duke of Brittany (born in 1262)
August 27th, 1232 (August 27 1232)EventThe Formulary of Adjudications is promulgated by Regent Hojo Yasutoki. (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 1232)
August 27th, 0663 (August 27 0663)EventRemnants of the Korean Baekje Kingdom and their Yamato Japanese allies engage the combined naval forces of the Tang Chinese and Silla Koreans on the Geum River in Korea; the outcome is a significant Tang-Silla victory, while the Japanese would not attempt another invasion of Korea until the Imjin War of the late 16th century.
August 27th, 0542 (August 27 0542)DeathSaint Caesarius of Arles
August 27th, 0479 (August 27 0479)EventGreco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan commander of the Greek army in the Battle of Plataea. Along the with the Greek victory on the same day in the Battle of Mycale, the Persian invasion of Greece ended.
August 27th, 0410 (August 27 0410)EventVisigothic sack of Rome ends after three days.

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