On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Gerard Newe becomes the first Catholic to serve in any Northern Ireland government since 1920; Newe was appointed to try to improve community relations
  • Republic of Congo-Kinshasa becomes Republic of Zaire

Famous Birthdays

  • Jade Arcade, American comics artist and writer, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jorge Soto, Peruvian soccer midfielder (101 caps; Sporting Cristal), born in Lima, Peru
  • Liz Pagano, WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1994), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Mike Ricci, Canadian NHL center (Colorado Avalanche), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • Theodoros Zagorakis, Greek footballer, born in LydĂ­a, Kavala, Greece
  • Zaddick X Longenbach, Greenwalds Pa, fencer-foil (Olympics 1996)

Famous Weddings

  • Steve Garvey weds Cynthia Truhan