On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1981

Historical Events

  • Divers begin to recover a safe found aboard sunken Italian liner Andrea Doria
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Demetria McKinney, American actress (House of Payne), born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
  • Patrick J. Adams, Canadian actor (Suits), born in Toronto, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Joan Edwards, American pop singer on radio (Your Hit Parade) and television (Joan Edwards Show), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Valery Kharlamov, Soviet ice hockey player (b. 1948)
1981 Highlights

About August 27, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo

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