What Happened on August 27, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Divers begin to recover a safe found aboard sunken Italian liner Andrea Doria
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Demetria McKinney, American actress ( House of Payne), born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Joan Edwards, singer (Joan Edwards Show), dies at 62
  • Valery Kharlamov, Soviet ice hockey player (b. 1948)