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 This day in History - August 27
400 Historic Events for August 27
1974

Sean Woodson, safety (Buffalo Bills)

Birth
1974

NY Met Benny Ayala hits a HR in his 1st at bat

Event
1975

1st night match at US Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith)

Event
1975

Emperor Haile Selassie, depossed Ethiopian emperor, strangled at 83

Death
1975

Veronica and Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world

Event
1976

Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open

Event
1976

Cartos Moya, Spain, tennis star

Birth
1976

Craig Mills, Toronto, NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets)

Birth
1977

George Merritt, actor (I Monster, Canterbury Tale), dies at 86

Death
1977

Steve Dunne, actor (Professional Father), dies at 59

Death
1977

Toby Harrah and Bump Wills hit back-to-back inside-the-park-homers off Yankee Ken Clay at Yankee Stadium, Rangers won 8-2

Event
1977

Army shoots on market vendor women in Conakry Guinee

Event
1977

"Chicago" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 947 performances

Event
1977

Trisha Williams, Hobbs New Mexico, Miss America-New Mexico (1997)

Birth
1977

Sarah Chalke, Ottawa, actress (Becky-Roseanne, Ernest Goes to School)

Birth
1977

Michelle Kathlene Cardamon, California, Miss Teen USA (1996-3rd)

Birth
1978

Yankee Catfish Hunter's 6-2 win gives him a perfect 6-0 in Aug 1978

Event
1978

Robert Shaw, actor (Dan-Buccaneers), dies of heart attack at 51

Death
1978

Gerrie Knetemann becomes world cyclist champion

Event
1978

Reds Joe Morgan is 1st to hit 200 HRs and have 500 stolen bases

Event
1978

Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

Event
1979

Ara Francis, Miss Colorado Teen USA (1996)

Birth
1979

18 British militia die in ambush/bomb attack in Northern Ireland

Event
1979

Boleslaw Szabelski, composer, dies at 82

Death
1979

Louis Mountbatten, British adm of the Fleet, assassinated by IRA

Death