On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
  • France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, and Jesse Haines enter Baseball Hall of Fame

Famous Birthdays

  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Danish actor (Game of Thrones), born in Rudkøbing, Denmark
  • Tom Europe, Canadian football defensive back (Montreal Alouettes), born in Toronto, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • António de Oliveira Salazar, Dictator of Portugal (1932-68) who founded and controlled the Estado Novo (New State), dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 81