On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Palestinian throws hand grenade on Jewish children in Antwerp, 1 dead

Famous Birthdays

  • Allan Davis, Australian cyclist, born in Ipswich, Queensland
  • Dolph Ziggler [Nicholas Theodore Nemeth], American professional wrestler, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jessi Combs, American auto racer, television personality (women’s land speed class record [4 wheels] 2013, 16), born in Rockerville, South Dakota (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMohammad Reza Pahlavi

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, last Shah of Iran (Persia) (1941-79), dies in Cairo at 60

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi