On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1977

Historical Events

  • Army shoots on market vendor women in Conakry, Guinea
  • John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Chicago" closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 947 performances
  • Toby Harrah and Bump Wills hit back-to-back inside-the-park-homers off Yankee Ken Clay at Yankee Stadium, Rangers won 8-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Deco, Portuguese footballer
  • Mase [Mason Durell Betha], American rapper ("Harlem World"), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sarah Chalke, Canadian American actress (Roseanne, Scrubs), born in Ottawa, Ontario

Famous Weddings

  • "Coral Reefer Band" singer Jimmy Buffett (30) weds Jane Slagsvol

Famous Deaths

  • George Merritt, English actor (I Monster, Canterbury Tale), dies at 86
1977 Highlights

About August 27, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo