On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 2017

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Researchers confirm existence of giant tree rat "Vika" in the Solomon Islands that can crack open coconuts
  • Thai Ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra found guilty of criminal negligence in rice subsidy scheme, sentenced to 5 years in absentia

Famous Deaths

  • Anne Jeffreys [Annie Carmichael], American singer and actress (Dick Tracy, Topper, General Hospital), dies at 94

Person of interestHugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner, American magazine publisher and businessman (Playboy), dies of natural causes at 91

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • Zuzana Ruzickova, Czech harpsichordist and WWII survivor, dies from pneumonia at 90