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 This day in History - February 27
433 Historic Events for February 27
1952

Dwight Elmo Jones, Houston Tx, basketball player (Olymp-silver-1972)

Birth
1954

Neal Schon, rock guitarist (Journey-Open Arms, Bad English)

Birth
1955

Betty Jameson wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open

Event
1955

Tom Howard, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 66

Death
1955

Sally Spencer, actress (M J McKinnon-Another World)

Birth
1955

Garry Christian, rocker

Birth
1956

Female suffrage in Egypt

Event
1956

Elvis Presley's releases "Heartbreak Hotel"

Event
1956

GĀnther Ramin, German organist/composer/choir conductor, dies at 57

Death
1956

Frank Dailey, orch leader (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 54

Death
1957

Mao's speech "On Correct Handling of Contradictions Among People"

Event
1957

Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an "X": "Xavier Cugat Show" on NBC (until X-Files)

Event
1957

Adrian Smith, heavy metal guitarist (Iron Maiden-Aces High)

Birth
1958

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Event
1958

Harry Cohn, CEO (Columbia Pictures), dies of a heart attack

Death
1959

Boston Celtic Bob Cousy sets NBA record with 28 assists Boston Celtics score 173 points against Minneapolis Lakers

Event
1959

Chicago Cards trade running back Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players

Event
1960

Stoney Jackson, Richmond Va, actor (White Shadow, Insiders)

Birth
1960

Bolik Dahan, Suriname singer/radio host (Radio KBC)

Birth
1960

John van Grinsven, soccer player (MVV)

Birth
1960

Paul Humphreys, rock synthesizer (OMD-Crush, Pacific Age)

Birth
1960

Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer/manufacturer, dies at 58

Death
1960

Andres Gomez, Ecuador, tennis pro (Madrid Grand Prix-1990)

Birth
1960

Oil pipe line from Rotterdam to Ruhrgebied opens

Event
1960

US Olympic Ice Hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 en route to gold medal

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