What Happened on August 27, 2014

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"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

  • Yehezkel Braun, Israeli composer (Shir ha-shirim), dies of natural causes at 92