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 This day in History - October 27
358 Historic Events for October 27
1971

Republic of Congo-Kinshasa becomes Republic of Za‹re

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1971

Steve Garvey weds Cynthia Truhan

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1972

Golden Gate National Recreation Area created

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1972

Maria Mutola, Maputo Mozambique, 800m runner (Olympics-bronze-96)

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1972

Lew Parker, actor (Lou Marie-That Girl), dies a day before turning 65

Death
1972

John Steel, Auckland NZ, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-96)

Birth
1972

Brad Radke, Eau Claire WI, pitcher (Minn Twins)

Birth
1973

Alabama sets offensive record (828 yds), beats Virginia Tech 77-6

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1973

Allan "Rocky" Lane, western actor (All's Fair), dies at 64

Death
1973

1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2

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1973

Monica Louwerens, Greenville Miss, Miss America (Miss-Top 10-1996)

Birth
1973

Alison "Ali" Malyn Shumate, Union City Tenn, Miss America-Tenn (1996)

Birth
1974

Juan Viedna Schenkhuizen, soccer player (Ajax, NEC)

Birth
1974

Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:46:24)

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1975

Emily John Orton, Creswell Oregon, Miss America (Oregon-2nd-1996)

Birth
1975

Rex Stout, US detective writer (Nero Wolfe), dies at 88

Death
1975

Covers of both Time and Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen

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1977

Amsterdam businessman M Caransa kidnapped

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1977

NASA launches space vehicle S-200

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1977

James M Cain, US writer (Postman Always Rings Twice), dies at 85

Death
1978

Begin and Sadat win Nobel Peace prize

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1978

President Carter signs Hawkins-Humphrey full employment bill

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1979

St Vincent and Grenadines becomes independent of UK (Natl Day)

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1979

Islanders score 2 goals within 6 seconds 3 goals within 44 seconds

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1979

Voluntary Euthanasia Society publishes how-to-do-it suicide guide

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