What Happened on August 27, 1990

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Music releaseAlbum Release

"No Fences" 2nd studio album by Garth Brooks is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1991)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 52 Americans arrive in Turkey from Iraq
  • Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats
  • Market prices plunge as OPEC nears informal agreement to increase output to cover shortfall due to invasion; cash market trading experiences abrupt decline.
  • Rosa Mota wins female marathon (2:31:27)
  • WWF Summer Slam-Ultimate Warrior beats Rick Rude

Famous Deaths

  • Raymond St Jacques, American actor, director and producer, who was the 1st African-American to hold a regular role in a western series (Simon Blake- "Rawhide"), dies of cancer at 60

Person of interestStevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan, American guitarist (Sky is Crying, Texas Flood), dies in a helicopter crash at 35

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan