October 27 Events in History - October 27 Birthdays - October 27 Deaths



2014 A total of 111 people have been identified as having had contact with an Ebola-infected 2-year-old girl before her death in Mali, raising concerns of a potential new epidemic; the girl was the first confirmed Ebola case in the nation
2014 Discount retailer Wal-Mart says that it is sorry for labeling women's plus-sized Halloween costumes as 'Fat Girl Costumes' on its website; the company retitled the shopping category and has sent individual apologies to offended customers on Twitter
2013 The St. Jude storm, predicted to be the worst since 1987, is expected to make landfall in the U.K.
2013 Giorgi Margvelashvili wins a landslide victory in Georgia's election, ending a decade of power by pro-Western President Mikheil Saakashvili
2012 Riot police are sent out to greet thousands of protesters in Madrid, Spain, who demand that the government quit
2012 The GAA names Karl Lacey of Donegal its All Stars Footballer of the Year
2011 In the U.K., researchers use a new gene therapy technique to treat those who suffer ocular defects such as retinal choroideremia
2011 A World War II-era bomb is discovered in the German city of Halle; 12,000 people are evacuated
2010 A free trade accord between India and Malaysia is announced; it would become effective July 2011
2010 In a BBC interview, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said it was 'impossible' for coalition forces to secure victory in Afghanistan
2004 World Series, Boston Red Sox beat Saint Louis Cardinals 4 games to 0
2002 World Series, Anaheim Angels beat San Francisco Giants 4 games to 3
1999 World Series, New York Yankees beat Atlanta Braves 4 games to 0
1997 Dow Jones crashes record 554 pts to 7161
1997 Intel Corp buys Digital Equipment for $700 million
1997 Microsoft argues it should be "free from government interference"
1997 U.S. releases a redesigned $50 bill
1996 U.S. beats Japan, 21 -14, at Nichirei International Golf Tournament
1995 Contract finalizing Cleveland Browns' move to Baltimore is signed
1995 Meyrick Pringle takes cricket hat-trick in England tour game at Soweto
1993 Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcasting in El Paso, Texas
1992 Don Baylor appointed 1st manager of Colorado Rockies
1992 Fox is to launch Tuesday night network TV, rescheduled to Decemeber
1992 Great Britain issues postage stamp on 100th anniversary of Tolkien
1992 Tipper Gore (wife of future Vice President) admits to covering clock on her VCR with black tape so she wouldn't have to watch it blink
1991 "Andre Heller's Wonderhouse" closes at Broadhurst New York City after 9 performances
1991 "Homecoming" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 49 performances
1991 John Brodie wins Security Pacific Senior Golf Classic
1991 Minn Twins beat Altanta Braves 1-0 in 10 to win World Series in 7
1990 "Michael Feinstein in Concert" closes at Golden New York City after 30 performances
1990 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Bayakoa, Fly So Free, In The Wings, Meadow Star, Royal Academy, Safely Kept, Unbridled
1988 "ET" released to home video (14 million presold)
1988 Larry Flynt paid hitman $1M to kill Hefner, Guccione and Sinatra
1987 Lucas Mangopes Democratic Party wins Bophuthatswana elections
1987 Peter Shaffer's "Lettice and Lovage," premieres in London
1987 South Korean voters overwhelmingly approved a new constitution
1986 New York Mets beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 83rd World Series
1986 Paul McCartney release "Pretty Little Head"
1985 15th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:34
1985 16th New York City Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34
1985 Anthony Carter begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions
1985 Billy Martin is fired by Yankees for 4th time
1985 Hurricane Juan ravages U.S. Gulf states and east coast, 49 die
1985 Kansas City Royals beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3 in 82nd World Series
1985 Thieves steal 9 paintings, including 5 Monet's and 2 Renoir's
1984 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1984 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1984 Washington State's Rueben Mayes sets col football rec of 357 yards rushing
1982 China announces its population at 1 billion people plus
1982 IBM ROM is capable of EGA graphics
1981 Andrew Young, former United Nations Ambassador, elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
1980 Astros owner John McMullen replaces General Manager Tal Smith with Al Rosen
1980 Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph
1979 Islanders score 2 goals within 6 seconds 3 goals within 44 seconds
1979 St. Vincent and Grenadines becomes independent of U.K. (National Day)
1979 Voluntary Euthanasia Society publishes how-to-do-it suicide guide
1978 Begin and Sadat win Nobel Peace prize
1978 President Carter signs Hawkins-Humphrey full employment bill
1977 Amsterdam businessman M Caransa kidnapped
1977 NASA launches space vehicle S-200
1975 Covers of both Time and Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen
1974 Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:46:24)
1973 1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2
1973 Alabama sets offensive record (828 yards), beats Virginia Tech 77-6
1972 Golden Gate National Recreation Area created
1971 Republic of Congo-Kinshasa becomes Republic of Zaire
1971 Steve Garvey weds Cynthia Truhan
1970 "Light, Lively and Yiddish" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 87 performances
1969 Nobel prize for economy awarded to John Tinbergen
1969 Ralph Nader sets up a consumer organization knowns as Nader's Raiders
1969 St. Vincent and Grenadines gains associated status with Britain
1968 19th Olympic games close at Mexico City, Mexico
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Golf Invitational
1967 4 people from Baltimore pour blood on selective service records
1967 Expo '67 closes in Montreal, Canada
1967 NLF leaves People's Republic of South-Yemen
1966 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1966 U.N. deprives South Africa of Namibia
1966 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1965 WCFT TV channel 33 in Tuscaloosa, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1964 "Ben Franklin in Paris" opens at Lunt Fontanne New York City for 215 performances
1964 Congo rebel leader Christopher Gbenye holds 60 Americans/800 Belgians
1964 Singers Sonny and Cher wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms
1963 Bob Simpson completes 359 for NSW vs. Qld at Gabba
1963 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
1962 "Beyond the Fringe" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 673 performances
1962 Black Saturday - Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 1st Saturn launch vehicle makes an unmanned flight test
1961 American Basketball League starts play
1961 Outer Mongolia and Mauritania become 102nd and 103rd members of UN
1960 AL admits LA and Washington to the league
1960 Singer Ben E King records "Spanish Harlem" and "Stand By Me"
1959 Rare Pacific hurricane kills 2,000 in Western Mexico
1958 General Ayub Khan succeeds Iskander Mirza as president of Pakistan
1958 WEDU TV channel 3 in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 Celal Bayar re-elected president of Turkey
1957 WOWL TV channel 15 in Florence, AL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 WPTA TV channel 21 in Fort Wayne, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 Argentine peso devalued
1955 Satomi Myodo, renews Zen nun vows and takes Buddhist name of Daien Myodo
1954 B. O. Davis, Jr. becomes 1st black general in USAF
1954 President Eisenhower offers aid to South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem
1954 WISN TV channel 12 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 "My Darlin' Aida" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 89 performances
1950 Paul Creston's 3rd Symphony "Triumph of St. Joan," premieres
1948 Albert Camus' "L'etat de Siege," premieres in Paris
1948 Israel recaptures Nizzanim in Negev
1947 "You Bet Your Life," with Groucho Marx, premieres on ABC radio
1947 WMAR TV channel 2 in Baltimore, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
1946 Georgi Domitrovs National Front wins Bulgaria elections (78%)
1945 "Carib Song" closes at Adelphi Theater New York City after 36 performances
1945 1st edition of Elseviers Weekly newspaper (Elseviers Magazine)
1944 Hertogenbosch and Tilburg freed from nazi occupation
1944 Tito reaches free Belgrade
1942 5th day of battle at El Alamein: heavy battles/Australian advance
1942 U.S. aircraft carrier Hornet sinks off Santa Cruz
1941 Chicago Daily Tribune editorialize there will not be war with Japan
1941 Nazi's directs gypsy ghetto in Belgrade
1938 DuPont announces its new synthetic fiber will be called "nylon"
1935 SDAP and NVV launchs "Plan for Work" in Utrect Netherlands
1931 Chuhei Numbu of Japan, sets then long jump record at 26' 2"
1927 Queen Wilhelmina opens Meuse-Waal Canal in Nijmegen
1925 Water skis patented by Fred Waller
1924 Uzbek SSR forms
1922 1st commemoration of Navy Day
1922 Dutch 2nd Chamber votes for child labor laws
1920 League of Nations moves headquarters in Geneva
1920 Westinghouse radio station in East Pittsburgh, KDKA begins
1919 U.S. Congress sign Volstead Act
1916 1st published reference to "jazz" appears (Variety)
1914 British battleship Audacious sunk by mine
1913 President Wilson says U.S. will never attack another country
1901 1st complete performance of Debussy's "Nocturnes"
1896 1st Pali Road completed in Hawaii (winds so strong streams flow UP!)
1893 Hurricane hits coast between Savannah Georgia and Charleston SC
1886 Musical fantasy "Night on Bald Mountain," performed in Russia
1884 Architect Henry Hardenberghs Dakota-complex opens in New York City
1880 Theodore Roosevelt marries Alice Hathaway Lee, on his 22nd birthday
1871 Boss Tweed (William Macy Tweed), Democratic leader of Tammany Hall, arrested after New York Times exposed his corruption
1867 Garibaldi marches on Rome
1864 Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Virginia (Burgess' Mill, Southside Railroad)
1864 Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia near Richmont
1864 Battle of Newtonia, MI
1864 Confederate ship Albemarle torpedoed/sinks
1864 Siege of Petersburg, VA
1863 Dutch railway to Harlingen opens
1858 RH Macy and Co opens 1st store, (6th Ave-NYC) Gross receipts $1106
1830 Major-General Baron D Chasse bombs Antwerp (Belgium revolution)
1810 U.S. annexes West Florida from Spain
1795 Treaty of San Lorenzo, provides free navigation of Mississippi
1787 Federalist letters start appearing in New York newspapers
1775 U.S. Navy forms
1702 English troops plunder St. Augustine, Florida
1688 King James II fires premier Robert Spencer
1676 Poland and Turkey sign Peace of Warsaw
1662 England sells Duinkerken to France for 2.5 million livres
1651 English troops occupy Limerick Ireland
1644 2nd Battle at Newbury: King Charles I beats parliamentary armies
1627 English assault on French Il de Re
1605 Spanish army under General Spinola occupies Wachtendonk
1523 English troops occupy Montalidier France
1492 Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain
625 Honorius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope











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