August 27 Events in History - August 27 Birthdays - August 27 Deaths
2015 The U.S. National Labor Relations Board rules that recycler Browning-Ferris has employer responsibility for contract workers supplied by an agency; the ruling may imply similar liability for franchise companies such as McDonalds
2014 French judicial officials are investigating IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde for her alleged role in fraudulent payments during her time as France's finance minister; LaGarde believe that the charges are unfounded
2014 A new front has opened along the Russian- Ukrainian border, with thousands of Russians assisting rebels in Ukraine; Russia claims that it is neither sending nor supporting these forces, but that the troops are fighting with the rebels voluntarily
2013 Yosemite National Park continues to be engulfed by flames as the Rim wildfire has grown to 281 square miles
2013 As the U.S. prepares an alleged imminent attack on Syria, Walid Muallem, Foreign Minister of Syria, denies that Syrian government forces used chemical weapons
2012 Curiosity, the Mars rover, broadcasts its first audio recording of a human voice from the surface of another planet
2012 In a move to demonstrate promised reforms are taking place, Thein Sein, President of Burma, changes nine cabinet ministers
2011 Hurricane Irene lands in North Carolina, near Cape Lookout
2011 Singapore holds a presidential election; voters head to the polls
2010 Mexico's lead investigator of the 72 corpses found near the U.S. Texas border at Tamaulipas, has been missing for two days
2010 After a weeklong battle with 43 people killed, Somalia's al-Shabaab rebel group called for reinforcements to take over the capital Mogadishu
1995 "Arcadia" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City after 204 performances
1995 23rd du Maurier Golf Classic: Jenny Lidback
1995 95th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
1995 Worst fire in New York in 80 years ends after 4 days
1994 "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" closes at R Rodgers New York City after 320 performances
1993 Yak-40 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 79 killed/1 lives
1992 CFL revokes BC Lions franchise
1992 Mets trade David Cone to Toronto for Jeff Kent and Ryan Thompson
1991 Moldavia declares independence from U.S.S.R.
1990 52 Americans arrive in Turkey from Iraq
1990 Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats
1990 Rosa Mota wins female marathon (2:31:27)
1990 WWF Summer Slam-Ultimate Warrior beats Rick Rude
1989 100 march through Bensonhurst protesting racial killings
1989 89th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Chris Patton
1989 Betsy King wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
1989 Tina Barrett wins LPGA Mitsubishi Motors Ocean State Golf Open
1988 Dodger Tommy Lasorda wins 1,000th game as manager tops Philadelphia, 4-2
1986 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1985 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-launched
1985 Mary Joe Fernandez, 14 years and 8 days old is youngest to win a U.S. Tennis Open match (beats Sara Gomer in 1st round)
1984 President Reagan announces Teacher in Space project
1984 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1983 Haiti adopts constitution
1983 U.S. performs nuclear test
1982 Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark
1982 Soyuz T-7 returns to Earth
1981 Divers begin to recover a safe found aboard Andrea Doria
1981 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 Chon Doo Hwan elected President of South Korea
1979 18 British militia die in ambush/bomb attack in Northern Ireland
1978 Gerrie Knetemann becomes world cyclist champion
1978 Reds Joe Morgan is 1st to hit 200 home runs and have 500 stolen bases
1978 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1978 Yankee Catfish Hunter's 6-2 win gives him a perfect 6-0 in Aug 1978
1977 "Chicago" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 947 performances
1977 Army shoots on market vendor women in Conakry Guinee
1977 Toby Harrah and Bump Wills hit back-to-back inside-the-park-homers off Yankee Ken Clay at Yankee Stadium, Rangers won 8-2
1975 1st night match at U.S. Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith)
1975 Veronica and Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world
1974 New York Met Benny Ayala hits a home run in his 1st at bat
1972 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1972 U.S. bombs Haiphong North Vietnam
1969 Lindy's Pride win Hambletonian Stakes
1969 Mike Procter hits six consecutive sixes (across two overs)
1967 Naomi Sims is 1st black model on U.S. cover (Fashion of the Times)
1967 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open
1966 Francis Chichester begins 1st solo sail around world
1966 Oakland Pitcher Paul Lindblad begins a 385 cons errorless streak
1966 Race riot in Waukegan, Illinois
1966 Sir Francis Chichester begins 1st solo ocean voyage around the world
1965 Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley
1965 WTVI TV channel 42 in Charlotte, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 Mariner 2 launched; 1st probe to fly by Venus
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 Francis the Talking Mule is mystery guest on "What's My Line"
1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open
1960 Anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)
1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Grossinger Golf Open
1958 Calvin Griffith says Senators will prob accept offer to move to Minn
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean
1958 U.S.S.R. launches Sputnik 3 with 2 dogs aboard
1957 Hickory Smoke wins Hambletonian Stakes
1957 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1956 Curt Robert of Columbus (International League) hits 4 home runs in 7 inning game
1955 Guinness Book of World Records 1st published
1955 Sandy Koufax fans 14 Reds, both teams combine for record 23 strikeouts
1952 Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2)
1950 1st transmission of a TV program from continental Europe shown on BBC
1950 General Foods blacklists Jean Muir of Aldrich Family as a communist
1948 102 degrees F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
1945 U.S. troops land in Japan after Japanese surrender
1944 200 Halifax bombers attack oil-installations in Homburg
1942 Cuba declares war on Germany, Japan and Italy
1941 Shah of Iran abdicates throne to his son Reza Pahlawi
1940 Caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, maiden flight (Milan)
1939 Erich Warsitz makes 1st jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178)
1939 Heinkel He-178 makes 1st manned flight with rocket/jet propulsion
1939 Nazi Germany demands Danzig and Polish corridor
1939 Queen Wilhelmina receives German ambassador Grave Zech
1938 Yankees Monte Pearson no-hits Indians 13-0, DiMaggio hits 3 triples
1937 Bkln Dodger Fred Frankhouse no-hits Cin, 5-0 in 7 2/3 inn game
1937 George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 345.49 MPH
1934 Arlen, Ira Gershwin and Harburgs musical premieres in New York City
1933 Earl Averill becomes 2nd Cleveland ballplayer to hit for cycle Moody defaults in 3rd set, trailing 3-0
1932 200,000 English textile workers strike
1932 International anti-war congress opens in Amsterdam
1928 16 die in a New York City subway's 2nd worst accident
1928 42nd U.S. Womens Tennis: Helen W Moody beats Helen Hull Jacobs (62 61)
1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact, where 60 nations agree to outlaw war
1927 Parks College, America's oldest aviation school, opens
1922 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:28.6)
1921 J E Clair of Acme Packing Co of Green Bay granted an NFL franchise
1918 Christy Mathewson resigns as Reds manager to accept a commission as a captain in chemical warfare branch of Army
1918 Dr. Joseph L Johnson named minister to Liberia
1917 Indians set club record by stealing eight bases in a game
1916 Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary
1914 2nd day of battle at Tannenberg: German bombs Usdau
1914 U.S. war reporter Richard H. Davis visits Leuven
1913 Lt Peter Nestrov, of Imperial Russian Air Service, performs a loop in a monoplane at Kiev (1st aerobatic maneuver in an airplane)
1912 Edgar Rice Burroughs' publishes "Tarzan of the Apes"
1911 Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits Boston, 5-0
1910 Using 20, 137,000 candlepower arc lights, 2 amateur baseball teams play a night game at White Sox Park
1910 Washington Red Killefer sacrifices record 4 times against Detroit
1909 Jack Chesbro's final Yankee game
1908 Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club re-organizes as the Tigers
1903 23rd U.S. Mens Tennis: Hugh L Doherty beats William A Larned (60 63 108)
1900 Battle at Bergendal: General Buller beats Boer general Botha
1897 Roger Bresnahan debuts as Washington Senator pitcher (later HOF catcher)
1896 England defeated Zanzibar in a 38-minute war (9:02 AM-9:40 AM)
1895 15th U.S. Mens Tennis: Fred H Hovey beats Robert D Wrenn (63 62 64)
1894 Congress passes Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act, which includes a graduated income tax later struck down by the Supreme Court
1892 New York City Metropolitan Opera House catches fire
1883 Krakatoa, west of Java, explodes with a force of 1,300 megatons
1881 Hurricane hits Florida and Carolinas; about 700 die
1861 Battle of Cape Hatteras SC-Union troops take Ft. Clark
1859 1st successful oil well drilled, near Titusville, Penn by Edwin Drake
1832 Black Hawk, leader of Sauk-indians, gives himself up
1828 Uruguay gains independence during Brazil-Argentina peace talk
1816 Lord Exmouth bombs Algiers, a refuge for Barbary pirates
1813 Battle of Dresden-Napoleon defeats Austrians
1799 English invasion army lands in North-Holland
1798 Battle at Castelbar, Ireland: French army hunts The English
1789 French National Assembly issues "Decl of Rights of Man and Citizen"
1788 Jacques Neeker names French minister of Finance
1783 1st hydrogen balloon flight (unmanned); reaches 900 m altitude
1776 British defeat Americans in Battle of Long Island
1667 Earliest recorded hurricane in U.S., Jamestown, Virginia
1665 "Ye Bare and Ye Cubb" is 1st play, performed in North America (Acomac, Va)
1634 Battle of Nordingen-Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar, loses Duchy of Francomia
1628 Java sultan Agung van Mataram attacks Batavia
1626 Battle at Lutter: Catholic League beats Danish king Christian IV
1619 Monarch Frederik van Palts chosen king of Bohemia
1610 Polish King Wladyslaw crowned king of Russia
1601 Olivier van Noort completes 1st Dutch exploration of new world
1585 Duke van Parma's troops occupy Antwerp
1569 Pope Pius names Cosimo I de' Medici, grand duke of Toscane
1549 Battle at Dussindale: John Dudley destroys English boer army
1232 Kioto Staatsraad accept Joei Legislation