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 This day in History - October 27
358 Historic Events for October 27
1962

Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate, dies at 58

Death
1962

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1962

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

Event
1962

Black Saturday - Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba

Event
1962

"Beyond the Fringe" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 673 perfs

Event
1963

Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament

Event
1963

Deborah Moore, London England, actress (Danielle-Day of Our Lives)

Birth
1963

Marla Maples, [Trump], Dalton Ga, actress (Will Rogers Follies)

Birth
1963

Bob Simpson completes 359 for NSW v Qld at Gabba

Event
1964

Willi Bredel, writer, dies at 63

Death
1964

Sammee Tong, actor (Bachelor Father, Mickey), dies at 63

Death
1964

Mark Taylor, cricketer (genius Australian captain since 1994)

Birth
1964

Mary Meagher-Plant, 100m butterfly swimmer (Oly-3 gold/silv/br-84, 88)

Birth
1964

Jill Hetherington, Brampton Ontario, tennis player (Olympics-96)

Birth
1964

"Ben Franklin in Paris" opens at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 215 perfs

Event
1964

Congo rebel leader Christopher Gbenye holds 60 Americans/800 Belgians

Event
1964

Singers Sonny and Cher wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms

Event
1965

French Luitjes, Dutch athlete, dies at 21

Death
1965

WCFT TV channel 33 in Tuscaloosa, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1965

Krista Blomquist, New Haven Conn, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1995)

Birth
1966

Nigel Haig, cricketer (England pace bowler in 5 Tests 1921-30), dies

Death
1966

Timm Rosenbach, NFL quarterback (NO Saints)

Birth
1966

Grant Kenny, Norfolk Island NSW, Australasia golfer

Birth
1966

Brad Lauer, Humboldt, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins)

Birth
1966

UN deprives South Africa of Namibia

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