On This Day in History for August 27 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 120 of 120

  • 1986 Protests erupt in Soweto, South Africa, against evictions carried out after an 11 week rent boycott
  • 1988 Dodger Tommy Lasorda wins 1,000th game as manager tops Philadelphia, 4-2
  • 1989 100 march through Bensonhurst protesting racial killings
  • 1990 52 Americans arrive in Turkey from Iraq
  • 1990 Market prices plunge as OPEC nears informal agreement to increase output to cover shortfall due to invasion; cash market trading experiences abrupt decline.

Music releaseAlbum Release

1990 "No Fences" 2nd studio album by Garth Brooks is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1991)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 1991 Moldavia declares independence from USSR
  • 1991 Nigerian President Ibrahim Babangida creates nine states: Abia, Enugu, Delta, Jigawa, Kebbi, Osun, Kogi, Taraba, and Yobe
  • 1992 Mets trade David Cone to Toronto for Jeff Kent & Ryan Thompson
  • 1993 Yak-40 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 79 killed/1 lives
  • 1993 The Rainbow Bridge connecting Tokyo's Shibaura and the island of Odaiba is completed.
  • 1995 Worst fire in New York in 80 years ends after 4 days
  • 2000 540-metre (1,772 ft)-tall Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire, three people are killed.
  • 2003 Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 km) distant.
  • 2006 Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky, bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia killing 49 of 50 on board

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

2008 Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2012 First interplanetary human voice recording is broadcast from the Mars Rover Curiosity
  • 2014 Medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls the international response to Ebola “irresponsible” and “slow and derisory”
  • 2015 Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos names top Supreme Court judge, Vassiliki Thanou caretaker Prime Minister - Greece's 1st female Prime Minister

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 "The Shepherd's Crown" by Terry Pratchett published by Doubleday, 5 months after the author's death, last book in the Discworld series

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Novelist
Terry Pratchett

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 101 of 101

  • 1985 Alexandra Nechita, Romanian/American artist

Weddings in History


Deaths in History