On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Elton John, sick with flu, collapses in the Hollywood Universal Ampitheater

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • US Congress' final approval to create Department of Education
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Jones, Australian racing driver
  • Jon Garland, American baseball player
  • Steve Simpson, Australian rugby league footballer
  • Zita Görög, Hungarian actress and model

Famous Deaths

  • Gracie Fields, English music hall/vaudeville performer and actress (Queen of Hearts), dies at 81
  • Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Wings), dies at 26