What Happened on October 27, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Astros owner John McMullen replaces GM Tal Smith with Al Rosen
  • Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph

Famous Birthdays

  • Cassia Riley, American model
  • Tanel Padar, Estonian singer

Famous Deaths

  • John Van Vleck, American Physicist, Mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism, dies at 81
  • Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician, author and broadcaster (b. 1924)
  • Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), dies of a drug overdose at 31