On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1970

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Recording

Jimi Hendrix creates his last studio recording at Electric Lady Studios in New York, an instrumental called "Slow Blues"

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Bichel, Australian cricketer and pace bowler, born in Laidley, Queensland, Australia
  • Dene Hills, cricketer (prolific Tasmanian batsman)
  • Greg Woodcroft, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Jeff Kenna, Irish footballer
  • Jim Thome, infielder (Cleveland Indians), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Mark Ilott, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler 1993-)
  • Peter Ebdon, English snooker player
  • Reggie Slater, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • Tony Kanal, Indian-American bassist and songwriter (No Doubt), born in Kingsbury, London, England
1970 Highlights

About August 27, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo