Famous Deaths on August 27, 1979

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Famous Deaths

  • Boleslaw Szabelski, composer, dies at 82
  • Gracie Fields, actress (Queen of Hearts), dies at 81
  • Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, British naval officer and statesman, last Voceroy of India (1947), is assassinated by an IRA bomb on his boat in Ireland at 79
  • Nicholas Mountbatten, Lord Mountbatten's grandson, murdered by the IRA at 14