On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 2001

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Angelina Jolie is named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva

Famous Deaths

  • Abu Ali Mustafa, leader of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (assassinated) (b. 1938)
  • Michael Dertouzos, Greek internet pioneer, Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science (b. 1936)
2001 Highlights

About August 27, 2001

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 20 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo