On This Day

What Happened on December 27, 2015

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Iraqi forces retake IS held city of Ramadi (ISIS first captured in May)

Famous Deaths

  • Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer and director, dies at 93
  • Meadowlark Lemmon, American basketball star (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 83
  • Stein Eriksen, Norwegian alpine skier (first Olympic giant slalom gold 1952), dies at 88
  • Stevie Wright, British-born Australian singer with the Easybeats (Friday on my Mind), dies at 68