On This Day

What Happened on November 27

Important Events

  • 1095 Pope Urban II preaches the west to wrestle control of the Holy land the Seljuk Turks at the Council of Clermont, triggering the First Crusade
  • 1295 English King Edward I calls what later became known as "The Model Parliament" extending the authorities of its representatives
  • 1493 Christopher Columbus returns to La Navidad colony, finding it destroyed by the 1st native American uprising against Spanish rule. Taíno cacique Caonabo led his people to attack the settlement after the brutal treatment they received from the garrison who disobeyed Columbus's orders.
  • 1807 Portuguese Royal Family and its court of nearly 15,000 people leave Lisbon for their colony of Brazil to escape invading Napoleonic troops
  • 1895 Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel's will establishes the Nobel Prize
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Nov 27 in Film & TV

Nov 27 in Music

  • 1967 The Beatles release their album "Magical Mystery Tour" in US; issued as an EP in UK in December

Nov 27 in Sport

Did You Know?

"The Mask of Zorro" directed by Fred Niblo and starring Douglas Fairbanks is shown in New York - 1st American superhero film

On November 27, 1920

Would You Believe?

President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, in power since 1967 and the longest-serving head of state in the world, is re-elected to his third consecutive seven-year term

On November 27, 2005

Famous Weddings

  • 1960 Actress Lana Turner marries for the 6th time to Frederick May
  • 1971 MLB center fielder Willie Mays (40) weds Mae Louise Allen in Mexico City
  • 1980 British playwright Harold Pinter (50) marries 2nd wife British writer and historian Antonia Frazer (48)

Famous Divorces

  • 2006 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (39) divorces singer Kid Rock (36) due to irreconcilable differences only 4 months after getting married
  • 2006 Actress Selma Blair (34) divorces actor-rocker Ahmet Zappa (32) due to irreconcilable differences after more than 2 years of marriage
  • 2013 Actor Ashton Kutcher (35) divorces actress Demi Moore (51) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage

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