What Happened on August 27, 2006

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

58th Emmy Awards: 24, The Office, Kiefer Sutherland & Mariska Hargitay win

  • Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.

Famous Deaths

  • Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian film director (b. 1922)
  • Jesse Pintado, Mexican-born guitarist (Napalm Death) (b. 1969)
  • Maria Capovilla, oldest woman alive from 2004-2006 (b. 1889)