What Happened on October 27

Historical Events

  • 1982 China announces its population has reached 1 billion plus people
  • 1986 British government deregulates financial markets in a "Big Bang", enhancing London's status as a financial capital while increasing income inequality
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Oct 27 in Music

  • 1960 American pop and soul singer Ben E. King records "Spanish Harlem" & "Stand By Me"

Oct 27 in Sport

  • 2019 Tiger Woods scores a wire-to-wire 3-stroke win over Hideki Matsuyama at the inaugural Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf & Country Club to tie Sam Snead's record of 82 PGA victories

Did You Know?

DuPont announces its new synthetic polyamide fiber will be called "nylon"

On October 27, 1938

Would You Believe?

First section of New York subway - Lower Manhattan to Broadway Harlem, opened by Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT), fare one nickel

On October 27, 1904

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