On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1981

Historical Events

  • Andrew Young, former UN Ambassador, elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia

Music Single

Ringo Starr releases single "Wrack My Brain" in the US, written and produced by George Harrison

  • The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.

Famous Birthdays

  • Han Hye-jin, South Korean actress (No Mercy), born in South Korea
  • Kristi Richards, Canadian freestyle skier, born in Penticton, British Columbia

Famous Deaths

  • John Warburton, British actor (Saratoga Trunk, King Rat, Cavalcade), dies at 82
1981 Highlights

About October 27, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio