On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 1982 John Palmer becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • 1983 South Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu freed after 19 years
  • 1985 8 killed as roof collapses in Brussel's supermarket
  • 1985 Hurricane Gloria's 130 MPH wind hits Atlantic coast
  • 1986 Senate joins House of Reps voting for sweeping tax reforms
  • 1987 Phil Niekro final appearance & is pounded for 5 runs in 3 innings
  • 1988 Grand jury evidence shows Tawana Brawley fabricated rape story
  • 1988 Senate votes for major federal tax code changes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi is founded in Burma (Myanmar)

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi
  • 1988 Canadian Finn class sailor Lawrence Lemieux abandons race 5 to assist injured competitor after being in 2nd place; selfless act is awarded with the Pierre de Coubertin medal
  • 1989 Oakland wins AL West & SF wins NL West title
  • 1989 Sony purchases Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion cash
  • 1990 Deposed emir of Kuwait address UN General Assembly
  • 1990 Gunman holds 33 people (killing 1) hostage in Berkeley Calif
  • 1990 Senate Judiciary committee approves Souter's Supreme Court
  • 1990 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 US President George H. W. Bush decides to end full-time B-52 bombers alert

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1992 ASPCA stops Santeria ceremony in Bronx halts sacrifice of 42 animals
  • 1992 Seattle's Randy Johnson ties AL record for lefties with 18 strike outs
  • 1993 The Sukhumi massacre takes place in Abkhazia.
  • 1996 In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.
  • 1996 The Julie N. tanker skip crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1998 German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's CDU/CSU party suffers a heavy defeat in federal elections to Gerard Schroder's SPD party

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl
  • 2001 At its two-day meeting in Vienna, OPEC decides to keep its production quotas unchanged at 23.2 million barrels per day, despite crude oil being at its lowest price levels since 1999
  • 2002 Timor-Leste (East Timor) joins the United Nations.
  • 2003 Smart 1 satellite is launched.
  • 2008 CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2009 German Federal elections return Angela Merkel for her second term as Chancellor at head of centre-right coalition government

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • 2012 UN publicly releases documents from China and Japan detailing their contesting claims for the Senkoku Islands
  • 2012 The Mars Curiosity rover discovers what evidence of a fast-moving streambed-in Mars
  • 2012 The 2004 Japanese discovery of the 133th element has been confirmed
  • 2013 7 people are killed in mosque bombings in Baghdad, Iraq
  • 2013 19 people are killed and 45 are injured in a bus bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2013 At least 22 people are killed after a refugee ship capsizes off the island of Java
  • 2013 60 people are killed after a building collapses in Mumbai, India
  • 2014 Hawthorn Football Club defeats the Sydney Swans in the 2014 AFL Grand Final 137-74
  • 2014 57 people are killed after Mount Ontake erupts in Japan
  • 2015 "Junts per Si" pro-independence alliance win parliamentary majority in Catalonia
  • 2015 A "Supermoon" coincides with a lunar eclipse creating a "Blood Moon" over much of the earth
  • 2017 Thai Ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra found guilty of criminal negligence in rice subsidy scheme, sentenced to 5 years in absentia
  • 2017 Researchers confirm existence of giant tree rat "Vika" in the Solomon Islands that can crack open coconuts
  • 2018 US Senate hearing into alleged sexual assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh with him and accuser Christine Blasey Ford giving evidence
  • 2018 India's Supreme Court rules overturns 158-year old rule, section 497, decriminalizing adultery because it was discriminatory against women
  • 2018 Half of all orca could die through pollution involving polychlorinated biphenyls in the ocean, according to study published in "Science"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 US Securities and Exchange Commission files lawsuit accusing Elon Musk of securities fraud

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk
  • 2018 Justin Milne, head of Australian Broadcasting Corporation resigns amid allegations of firing journalists for the government
  • 2019 US Democrats issue their first subpoena to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in impeachment inquiry

Birthdays in History

  • 1952 Didier Dubois, French mathematician
  • 1953 Diane Abbott, British politician (L) 1st black woman elected to UK parliament, born in London
  • 1953 Mata Amritanandamayi, Indian religious leader
  • 1954 Ray Hadley, Australian radio broadcaster
  • 1955 Thelma Aldana, Guatemalan judge and 11th Guatemalan Attorney General, born in Gualán, Zacapa
  • 1960 Nick della Casa, British Brazilian Argentine cameraman (Emmy Award)
  • 1960 Barron Lerner, American physician and historian
  • 1961 Irvine Welsh, Scottish writer
  • 1965 Alexis Stewart, American radio personality, born in New York City
  • 1965 Bernard Lord, Premier of New Brunswick
  • 1966 Stephanie D Wilson, astronaut, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Yoshiharu Habu, Japanese professional shogi player
  • 1972 Craig L. Rice, American Politician
  • 1976 Matt Harding, American video game developer
  • 1981 Sophie Crumb, American comics artist
  • 1984 Paul Bevan, Australian rules footballer
  • 1996 Iman bint Al Abdullah II, princess of Jordan

Weddings in History


Deaths in History