August 27, 1979 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • 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

Deaths in History

  • Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and Queen Elizabeth II's cousin, is assassinated by an IRA bomb on his boat in Ireland
  • Nicholas Mountbatten, Lord Mountbatten's grandson, murdered at 14