On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Lucas Mangopes Democratic Party wins Bophuthatswana elections
  • Peter Shaffer's "Lettice & Lovage" premieres in London
  • South Korean voters overwhelmingly approved a new constitution

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Bynum, American basketball player (Los Angeles Lakers), born in Plainsboro Township, New Jersey
  • Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball player (Milwaukee Bucks), born in Heshan, Guangdong, China

Famous Deaths

  • Vijay Merchant, Indian cricketer (Test average 47 72, 1st-class avg 71), dies at 76