On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Portest by the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) at the Guildhall's council chamber; after which Eamon Melaugh phones the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) to organise a march in Derry

Famous Birthdays

  • Christine Schaefer, Florence Ky, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-5th-1994)
  • Emanual Davis, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
  • Martin Lowenfish, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/Dutchess of Kent, dies at 61