On This Day

What Happened on December 27, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland.

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Wright, Irish Protestant paramilitary leader (b. 1960)
  • Brendan Gill, American critic (The New Yorker), dies at 83
  • Buxton Orr, Anglo-Scottish composer, dies at 73
  • Dorothy Stroud, garden historian, dies at 87
  • Ewart G Abner Jr, president (Motown Records), dies at 74
  • Tom Hudson, British artist and teacher, dies at 75