On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1999

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and 6 other members.
  • New York Yankees beat Atlanta, 4-1 in Game 4 at Yankee Stadium to sweep Braves and retain Baseball World Series; Yankees closer Mariano Rivera MVP

Famous Deaths

  • Charlotte Perriand, French architect and designer (b. 1903)
  • Frank De Vol, American composer (theme songs to Family Affair, The Brady Bunch), dies at 88
  • Lois Collier [Madelyn Earle Jones], American actress (A Night in Casablanca, Boston Blackie, Slave Girl), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 80
  • Robert Mills, American physicist (quantum field theory), dies at 72