On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 2002

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • The last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10

Famous Deaths

  • George Alec Effinger, American author (b. 1947)
  • Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, Dutch-Swiss industrialist, dies at 81
  • Ruth Handler, American toy manufacturer (invented the Barbie doll), dies of cancer at 85