On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1989

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • German war criminals Aus der Funten and Fischer freed in Holland
  • Venezuela is rocked by the riots of Caracazo

Famous Birthdays

  • Kelly Breeding, American singer (B5), born in Liberal, Kansas

Famous Deaths

  • Conrad Lorenz, Austria zoologist (Nobel 1973), dies
  • Joseph "Joe" Silver, American actor (Lenny, Mr I Magination), dies of liver cancer at 66
  • Konrad Lorenz, Austrian zoologist and ethologist (Man & His Ideas, Nobel Prize 1973), dies at 85
  • Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer (b. 1897)