What Happened on July 27, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday

Famous Birthdays

  • Collins Obuya, Kenyan cricketer
  • Susan King Borchardt, American basketball player

Famous Weddings

  • British television: On Coronation Street, Ken Barlow marries Deirdre Langton, proving to be a national event with massive viewer numbers

Famous Deaths

  • Ray Harrison, dancer (American Song), dies at 64
  • William Wyler, US director (Ben Hur), dies at 79