What Happened on December 27, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Lillee becomes the leading wicket-taker in test cricket with 310

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest NHLer to get 100 pts (38th game)

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress
  • Javine [Dionne Hylton], British singer (Surrender, Touch My Fire), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael, American composer, singer and actor (In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening), dies at 82