On This Day

What Happened on October 27

Important Events

  • 312 Roman Emperor Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross
  • 1795 Pinckney's Treaty [Treaty of San Lorenzo] signed by Spain and US, establishing the southern boundary of the US and giving Americans right to navigate the Mississippi River
  • 1962 Black Saturday during the Cuban Missile Crisis: An American spy plane is shot down over Cuba and the navy drops warning depth charges on Soviet submarines
  • 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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October 27 in Film & TV

  • 1955 "Rebel Without a Cause", directed by Nicholas Ray, starring James Dean and Natalie Wood, is released

October 27 in Music

  • 1960 Singer Ben E. King records "Spanish Harlem" & "Stand By Me"

October 27 in Sport

  • 2004 The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years

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

Famous Weddings

  • 1880 Theodore Roosevelt, later 26th US President marries Alice Hathaway Lee, on his 22nd birthday
  • 1910 Baseball legend Connie Mack (47) weds Katherine Holahan
  • 1964 Singers Sonny & Cher wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms
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