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

  • Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, Swiss industrialist and art collector (b. 1921)
  • George Alec Effinger, American author (b. 1947)
  • Ruth Handler, American toy manufacturer (invented the Barbie doll), dies of cancer at 85