What Happened on August 27, 2014

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"Birdman" directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Michael Keaton and Zach Galifianakis premieres at the Venice Film Festival (Best Picture, 2015)

  • 71st Venice Film Festival: "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence" directed by Roy Andersson wins Golden Lion
  • Medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls the international response to Ebola “irresponsible” and “slow and derisory”

Famous Deaths

  • (Alexander) "Sandy" Wilson, British theatrical composer and lyricist (The Boy Friend; Divorce Me, Darling!), dies at 90
  • Yehezkel Braun, Israeli composer (Shir ha-shirim), dies of natural causes at 92
2014 Highlights

About August 27, 2014

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rude - MAGIC!
  • UK #1 Song: Lovers On The Sun - David Guetta Ft. Sam Martin