September 27 Events in History - September 27 Birthdays - September 27 Deaths



2014 Hong Kong government offices remain closed as protesters continue to demand resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and an end to selection of Hong Kong candidates by the Chinese government
2014 The Spanish region of Catalonia plans to hold a referendum on independence; the Spanish government is moving to challenge the legality of such a move in the nation's Constitutional Court
2013 Pro golfer Tiger Woods is named the PGA Tour Player of the Year, the 11th time Woods has been honored as the Tour's Player of the Year
2013 The British High Commission announced they are awarding retired Paralympic swimmer Natalie du Toit an honorary MBE ( Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire)
2012 For the first time, Curiosity, the Mars rover, discovers what could be determined as direct evidence of a fast-moving stream bed, a prior watersource, on Mars
2012 A referee lockout that has taken place since June 2012 ends as an agreement is reached between the NFL and NFL Referees Association
2011 In South Korea, the Financial Services Commission reveals they plan to inject more money into suspended local savings banks
2011 The Arab Gas Pipeline in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula is destroyed in an explosion; the line supplies gas to Jordan and Israel
2010 Responding to a U.N report accusing the Rwandan army of genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda threatens to remove its peacekeepers from Darfur
2010 In one of Spain's biggest corruption trials, 95 people, including two former mayors and a planning chief, appear in court in Malaga
1998 Core States Betsy King Golf Classic
1996 Baltimore Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck
1993 Actor Daniel Day Lewis pleads guilty to speeding charges
1992 ASPCA stops Santeria ceremony in Bronx halts sacrifice of 42 animals
1992 Los Angeles Dodgers for 1st time in history clinch last place
1992 Military transport plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria killing 163
1992 Nancy Scranton wins Los Coyotes LPGA Golf Classic
1992 Pittsburgh Pirates win their 3rd straight NL East title
1992 Seattle's Randy Johnson ties AL record for lefties with 18 strike outs
1991 "Princesses" premieres on CBS TV
1991 President Bush decides to end full-time B-52 bombers alert
1991 1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St. Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (New York Islanders vs Boston Bruins)
1990 Dee Dee Ramone arrested on marijuana possession
1990 Deposed emir of Kuwait address United Nations General Assembly
1990 Gunman holds 33 people (killing 1) hostage in Berkeley California
1990 Senate Judiciary committee approves Souter's Supreme Court
1990 Tour de France champion Greg LeMond visits White House
1990 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 Oakland wins AL West and San Francisco wins NL West title
1989 Sony purchases Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion cash
1988 Lab tests reportedly show Shroud of Turin not Christ's burial cloth
1988 Senate votes for major federal tax code changes
1987 27th Ryder Cup: Europe beats U.S., 15-13 at Muirfield Village Golf Club, Ohio
1987 Jan Stephens wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1987 NFL players' strike
1987 Phil Niekro final appearance and is pounded for 5 runs in 3 innings
1986 Senate joins House of Representatives voting for sweeping tax reforms
1985 8 killed as roof collapses in Brussel's supermarket
1985 Hurricane Gloria's 130 MPH wind hits Atlantic coast
1983 South Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu freed after 19 years
1983 Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 and drive in 70 runs
1982 Cards clinching NL East title
1982 Filming begins on "Never Say Never Again"
1982 Jan Wolkers awarded but refuses Constantine Huygens-prize
1982 John Palmer becomes news anchor of Today Show
1981 "Day in Hollywood, A Night..," closes at John Golden New York after 588 perf
1979 Congress' final approval to create Department of Education
1979 Elton John, sick with flu, collapses at the Hollywood Universal Ampitheater
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1978 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1977 Phillies clinch 2nd straight NL East Division title
1975 Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain
1974 Austr National Gallery buys W de Kooning's "Woman V" for $850,000
1973 Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season
1973 Soyuz 12 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit (2 days)
1973 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1972 1st game at Nassau Coliseum, Rangers beat Islanders 6-4 (exhibition)
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1970 Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error
1968 "Hair" opens in London
1968 Cardinal's super pitcher Bob Gibson's 13th shutout of year
1968 France refuses U.K. entry into common market
1967 Phillies Jim Bunning ties NL record of 5, 1-0 losses in a year
1967 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 Despite 3 home runs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open
1964 Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place
1964 Warren Commission released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone
1963 At 10:59 AM census clock, records U.S. population at 190,000,000
1962 Military uprising under Col Abdullah as-Sallal North Yemen
1962 U.S. sells Israel, Hawk anti-aircraft missiles
1961 Sandy Koufax sets NL strikeout season record at 269
1961 Sierre Leone becomes 100th member of U.N.
1960 Europe's 1st "moving pavement," (travelator), opens at Bank station
1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open
1959 Braves and Dodgers finish in a tie (86-68)
1959 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his U.S. visit
1957 Giants rent Seals Stadium until Candlestick is built
1954 School integration begins in Washington D.C. and Baltimore Md public schools
1954 Steve Allen's "Tonight Show" premieres
1953 Bert Bechichar, Baltimore Colts, kicks a 56-yard field goal
1953 KCMO (now KCTV) TV channel 5 in Kansas City, Missouri (CBS) begins
1953 KNOE TV channel 8 in Monroe-West Monroe, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 KOLO TV channel 8 in Reno, NV (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 KQTV TV channel 2 in Saint Joseph, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 St. Louis Browns play last game in Sportsman's Park, losing 100th game
1953 Typhoon destroys 1/3 of Nagoya Japan
1953 WHBQ TV channel 13 in Memphis, Tennessee (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 WMAZ TV channel 13 in Macon, Georgia (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 WTOK TV channel 11 in Meridian, MS (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 Persian troops occupies oil refinery at Abadan
1950 Dr. Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize
1950 Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles KOs Joe Louis in New York City for heavyweight boxing title
1948 "Carib Song" opens at Adelphi Theater New York City for 36 performances
1947 "Sweethearts" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 288 performances
1946 King George II of Greece returns from exile
1944 Helmond and Oss Netherlands liberated
1943 Anti-fascism opposition begins in Naples
1943 Dutch opposition newspaper "The Slogan" publishes KZ-Lower letter
1942 Heavy German assault in Stalingrad
1942 New York Giants beat Washington Redskins 14-7 without making a 1st down
1942 Reinhard Heydrich, "butcher of Prague," appointed SS-general
1942 St. Louis Cardinals win NL pennant on last day of season
1941 1st WW II liberty ship, freighter Patrick Henry, launched
1940 55 German aircraft shot down above England
1940 Black leaders protest discrimination in U.S. Armed Forces
1940 Floyd Giebells, 1st game, 2-0 pennant clinching beating Bob Feller
1940 Nazi-Germany, Italy and Japan sign 10 year formal alliance (Axis)
1940 Yankees, lose to A's and eliminated from pennant for 1st time since 1935
1939 Warsaw Poland, surrenders to Germans after 19 days of resistance
1939 White Sox host 1st "day-night" doubleheader, lose to Cleveland, 5-2 and 7-5
1938 British ocean liner "Queen Elizabeth," launches at Clydebank Scotland
1938 Jewish lawyers forbidden to practice in Germany
1938 League of Nations declares Japan the aggressor against China
1938 Ocean liner Queen Elizabeth launched at Glasgow
1937 1st Santa Claus Training School opens in Albion, New York
1936 1st baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game
1936 Franco troops conquer Toledo
1936 Netherlands leave Gold Standard/devaluate guilder
1935 Chicago Cubs win 21st consecutive game and clinch NL pennant
1931 Lou Gehrig completes his 6th straight season, playing in every game (.3486) Jim Bottomley (.3481)
1931 Closest NL batting race ends Chick Hafey (.3488) beats Bill Terry's
1930 34th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones
1930 Cub's Hack Wilson's 2 home runs give him NL record 56 home runs
1930 White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St. Louis Browns
1928 U.S. recognizes Nationalist Chinese government
1924 Giants clinch their 4th straight pennant, beating Phils 5-1
1923 Italian troops leave occupied Korfu
1923 New York Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 home runs
1922 King Constantine I of Greece abdicates
1921 Yankees beat Indians 21-7 in Polo Grounds
1919 British troops withdraw from Archangelsk
1919 Democratic National Committee voted to allow female members
1919 Pitcher Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike-outs
1919 Babe Ruth's 29th home run is 1st of year in Washington (1st in every park in league in one season)
1917 Broadhurst Theater opens at 235 W 44th St. New York City
1917 EHC soccer team forms in Hoensbroek, Netherlands
1916 1st Native American Day celebrated, honoring American Indians
1916 Emperor Lidj Jasu of Ethiopia flees
1914 Cleveland 2nd baseman Nap Lajoie collects his 3,000th hit
1912 W C Handy publishes "Memphis Blues" 1st Blues Song, 1912
1910 1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France)
1909 29th U.S. Mens Tennis: W A Larned beats W J Clothier (61 62 57 16 61)
1905 1st published blues composition forms sale, WC Handy Memphis Blues
1905 Boston's Bill Dinneen no-hits Chicago White Sox, 2-0
1900 Victory Theater (Republic, Belasco) opens at 207 W 42nd St. New York City
1894 Aqueduct racetrack opens in NY
1892 Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company
1881 Chicago Cubs beat Troy 10-8 before record small "crowd" of 12
1877 John Mercer Langston named minister of Haiti
1864 Battle at Pilot Knob (Ft. Davidson), Missouri: 1700 killed/injured
1864 Jesse James' gang surprise attack train: 150 killed
1863 Jo Shelby's cavalry in action at Moffat's Station, Arkansas
1855 George F Bristow's "Rip Van Winkle," 2nd American opera, opens in New York City
1854 Steamship "Arctic" sinks with 300 people on board
1852 George L Aiken's "Uncle Tom's Cabin," premieres in Troy, New York
1834 Charles Darwin returns to Valparaiso
1833 Charles Darwin rides horse to Santa Fe
1830 Dutch army leaves Brussels, after 100s killed
1825 Railroad transportation is born with 1st track (Stockton-Darlington)
1821 Mexican Empire declares its independence
1821 Revolutionary forces occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw
1794 French troops conquer Crevecoeur
1787 Constitution submitted to states for ratification
1779 John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain
1777 Battle of Germantown; Washington defeated by British
1777 English General William Howe occupies Philadelphia
1694 Hurricane hits Carlisle Bay Barbados; 27 British ships sink and 3,000 die
1540 Pope Paul III recognizes Society of Jesus/Order of the Jesuits
1540 Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola
1509 Storm ravages Flemish/Dutch/Friese coast, 1000s killed
1312 Duke John II of Brabant ends Charter of Kortenberg
1290 Earthquake in Gulf of Chili China, reportedly kills 100,000
70 Walls of upper city of Jerusalem battered down by Romans











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