On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 2006

Historical Events

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

58th Emmy Awards: 24, The Office, Kiefer Sutherland & Mariska Hargitay win

  • Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky, bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia killing 49 of 50 on board
  • The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Reserve Vineyards & GC: Eduardo Romero of Argentina wins first of 2 Champions Tour majors with birdie on 1st playoff hole against Lonnie Nielsen

Famous Deaths

  • Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian film director (b. 1922)
  • Jesse Pintado, Mexican-American guitarist (Napalm Death), dies of liver failure at 37
  • Maria Capovilla, oldest woman alive from 2004-2006 (b. 1889)
2006 Highlights

About August 27, 2006

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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