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 This day in History - October 27
358 Historic Events for October 27
1980

Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph

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1980

Astros owner John McMullen replaces GM Tal Smith with Al Rosen

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1980

Steven Peregrine Took, rocker, dies at 31

Death
1981

Andrew Young, former UN Ambassador, elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia

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1981

John Warburton, actor (King Rat, Cavalcade), dies at 94

Death
1982

China announces its population at 1 billion people plus

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1982

IBM ROM is capable of EGA graphics

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1984

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

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1984

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1984

Wash State's Rueben Mayes sets col football rec of 357 yards rushing

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1985

15th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:34

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1985

16th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34

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1985

Anthony Carter begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions

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1985

KC Royals beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 82nd World Series

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1985

Thieves steal 9 paintings, including 5 Monet's and 2 Renoir's

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1985

Billy Martin is fired by Yankees for 4th time

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1985

Hurricane Juan ravages US Gulf states and east coast, 49 die

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1986

NY Mets beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 83rd World Series

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1986

Paul McCartney release "Pretty Little Head"

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1987

Peter Shaffer's "Lettice and Lovage," premieres in London

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1987

Lucas Mangopes Democratic Party wins Bophuthatswana elections

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1987

South Korean voters overwhelmingly approved a new constitution

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1987

Vijay Merchant, cricketer (Test average 47 72, 1st-class avg 71), dies

Death
1987

Jean H‚lion, artist/author (Museum of Living Art), dies at 83

Death
1988

S B Fuller, founder (Fuller products), dies at 83

Death