On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1990

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Michael Feinstein in Concert" closes at Golden NYC after 30 performances
  • Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Bayakoa, Fly So Free, In The Wings, Meadow Star, Royal Academy, Safely Kept, Unbridled
  • Supreme Soviet of Kirghiz SSR chooses Askar Akayev as republic's first president.

Famous Deaths

  • Elliott Roosevelt, son of FDR, dies at 80
  • Princess Sophie von Hohenberg, daughter of assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (b. 1901)
  • Ugo Tognazzi, Italian comedy actor, director and screenwriter (La Cage Aux Folles, The Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 68
  • Xavier Cugat, Spanish-American bandleader, dies at 90