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 This day in History - October 27
358 Historic Events for October 27
1955

Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, composer, dies at 66

Death
1955

Clark Griffith, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees), dies at 85

Death
1955

Argentine peso devalued

Event
1956

Patty Sheehan, Middlebury VT, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open)

Birth
1957

Glen Hoddle, English soccer ball player (Tottenham)

Birth
1957

Jeff East, rocker

Birth
1957

WPTA TV channel 21 in Fort Wayne, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1957

WOWL TV channel 15 in Florence, AL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1957

Celal Bayar re-elected president of Turkey

Event
1958

WEDU TV channel 3 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1958

Gen Ayub Khan succeeds Iskander Mirza as president of Pakistan

Event
1958

Hazell Dean, rocker (Always Doesn't Mean Forever)

Birth
1958

Frederik Gerretson [Geerten Gossaert], historian/poet/politician, dies at 74

Death
1958

Simon Le Bon, rock vocalist (Duran, Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)

Birth
1958

Joseph Klausner, Polish/Israeli new testament expert, dies at 84

Death
1959

Rare Pacific hurricane kills 2,000 in Western Mexico

Event
1960

Singer Ben E King records "Spanish Harlem" and "Stand By Me"

Event
1960

AL admits LA and Washington to the league

Event
1961

American Basketball League starts play

Event
1961

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya and Sary Shagan USSR

Event
1961

Rick Gibson, Calgary Alta, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 CPGA)

Birth
1961

Outer Mongolia and Mauritania become 102nd and 103rd members of UN

Event
1961

1st Saturn launch vehicle makes an unmanned flight test

Event
1962

Rudolph Anderson, U-2 pilot, shot down over Cuba

Death
1962

Fatso Marco, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56

Death