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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Oct 27 in Film & TV

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

Oct 27 in Music

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

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 American singers Sonny Bono (29) & Cher (18) wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms

More Weddings & Divorces