On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 2015

Historical Events

Historic Publication

"The Shepherd's Crown" by Terry Pratchett published by Doubleday, 5 months after the author's death, last book in the Discworld series

Sports History

15th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt of Jamaica adds the men's 200m gold to his 100m win

  • Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos names top Supreme Court judge, Vassiliki Thanou caretaker Prime Minister - Greece's 1st female Prime Minister

Famous Deaths

  • Darryl Dawkins, American basketball center (Philadelphia 76ers, NJ Nets; NBA breaking a backboard rule), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • George Cleve, Austrian-American conductor (Winnipeg Symphony, 1968-70; San Jose Symphony, 1972-92; San Francisco Midsummer Mozart Festival, 1974-2015), dies of liver failure at 79
2015 Highlights

About August 27, 2015

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 6 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Virgo