On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • UN deprives South Africa of Namibia
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Lauer, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Humboldt, Canada
  • Matt Drudge, American political commentator and blogger (Drudge Report), born in Takoma Park, Maryland
  • Timm Rosenbach, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints), born in Everett, Washington

Famous Deaths

  • Nigel Haig, British cricketer (England pace bowler in 5 Tests 1921-30), dies at 78