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

Events in History

Events 101 - 143 of 143

  • 1982 Filming begins on "Never Say Never Again"
  • 1982 Jan Wolkers awarded but refuses Constantine Huygens-prize
  • 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
  • 1986 "Give Me Wings" single released by Michael Johnson (Billboard Song of the Year 1987)
  • 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
  • 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

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 123 of 123

  • 1948 John K. Reed, American coral biologist
  • 1949 Graham Richardson, Australian politician
  • 1951 Jim Shooter, American comic book writer
  • 1951 Paul Craig, British law professor
  • 1952 Doemitri Dorin Prunariu, Romania, cosmonaut (Soyuz 40)
  • 1952 Didier Dubois, French mathematician
  • 1953 Diane Abbott, British politician (L) 1st black woman elected to UK parliament, born in London
  • 1953 Heather Watts, ballerina (Dancing on My Grave), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 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
  • 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