On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1999

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

  • Charlotte Perriand, French architect and furniture designer (Unité d'habitation), dies at 96
  • 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
1999 Highlights

About October 27, 1999

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio