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 This day in History - October 27
358 Historic Events for October 27
1940

Maxine Hong Kingston, US, author

Birth
1940

Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer, dies at 72

Death
1940

Anthea Joseph, music producer

Birth
1940

Lee Greenwood, country singer (God Bless the USA)

Birth
1941

Chicago Daily Tribune editorialize there will not be war with Japan

Event
1941

Nazi's directs gypsy ghetto in Belgrade

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1942

US aircraft carrier Hornet sinks off Santa Cruz

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1942

Phillip Catherine, rocker

Birth
1942

5th day of battle at El Alamein: heavy battles/Australian advance

Event
1943

Bela Reinitz, composer, dies at 64

Death
1944

Tito reaches free Belgrade

Event
1944

Iman J Van de Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter, dies

Death
1944

Hertogenbosch and Tilburg freed from nazi occupation

Event
1945

Peter Martins, Copenhagen, dancer-choreographer

Birth
1945

1st edition of Elseviers Weekly newspaper (Elseviers Magazine)

Event
1945

"Carib Song" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 36 performances

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1945

Carrie Snodgress, Park Ridge Ill, actress (Diary of Mad Housewife)

Birth
1946

Peter Martins, Danish actor(?)

Birth
1946

Steven R Nail, Canton Ill, USAF/astr (STS 51-G, 61-A, 37, 55)

Birth
1946

Terry J Hart, Pittsburgh Penn, astronaut (STS 41C)

Birth
1946

Leslie Byrne, (Rep-D-Virginia)

Birth
1946

Georgi Domitrovs National Front wins Bulgaria elections (78%)

Event
1947

"You Bet Your Life," with Groucho Marx, premieres on ABC radio

Event
1947

WMAR TV channel 2 in Baltimore, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1947

Terry Anderson, AP correspondent/US hostage held in Lebanon (1985-91)

Birth