Historical Events on August 27th, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Sligo, Ireland; Admiral of the Fleet Louis, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, uncle of Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, last Viceroy of India, Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia, and three companions, two of them children, killed by the IRA when his boat was blown up.
  • Warrenpoint ambush: 18 British Army soldiers killed when Provisional IRA explode two roadside bombs as a British convoy passes Narrow Water Castle