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 This day in History - August 27
400 Historic Events for August 27
1979

Nicholas Mountbatten, Lord Mountbatten's grandson, murdered at 14

Death
1980

Stephanie Michelle Steele, Abilene TX, country singer

Birth
1980

Chon Doo Hwan elected pres of South Korea

Event
1980

Sam Levenson, humorist (Sam Levenson Show), dies at 68

Death
1981

Joan Edwards, singer (Joan Edwards Show), dies at 62

Death
1981

Divers begin to recover a safe found aboard Andrea Doria

Event
1981

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1982

Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark

Event
1982

Soyuz T-7 returns to Earth

Event
1983

US performs nuclear test

Event
1983

Haiti adopts constitution

Event
1984

Bernard Youens, British actor (Coronation Street), dies at 69

Death
1984

USSR performs underground nuclear test

Event
1984

Billy Sands, actor (Phil Silvers Show, McHale's Navy), dies at 73

Death
1984

President Reagan announces Teacher in Space project

Event
1985

Mary Joe Fernandez, 14 years and 8 days old is youngest to win a US Tennis Open match (beats Sara Gomer in 1st round)

Event
1985

20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-launched

Event
1986

Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation

Event
1988

Dodger Tommy Lasorda wins 1,000th game as manager tops Phila, 4-2

Event
1989

100 march through Bensonhurst protesting racial killings

Event
1989

89th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Chris Patton

Event
1989

Betsy King wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship

Event
1989

Tina Barrett wins LPGA Mitsubishi Motors Ocean State Golf Open

Event
1990

Raymond St Jacques, actor/dir (Falcon Crest), dies of cancer at 60

Death
1990

52 Americans arrive in Turkey from Iraq

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