On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Chicago" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 947 performances
  • Army shoots on market vendor women in Conakry, Guinea
  • 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, American rapper
  • 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