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 This day in History - August 27
400 Historic Events for August 27
1990

Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats

Event
1990

Rosa Mota wins female marathon (2:31:27)

Event
1990

Stevie Ray Vaughan, blues guitarist, dies in a helicopter crash at 35

Death
1990

WWF Summer Slam-Ultimate Warrior beats Rick Rude

Event
1991

Vince Taylor, [Brian Holden], Brit singer (Brand new Cadillac), dies

Death
1991

Gordon Heath, actor (Sapphire, Staircase, Animal Farm), dies

Death
1991

Moldavia declares independence from USSR

Event
1992

CFL revokes BC Lions franchise

Event
1992

Mets trade David Cone to Toronto for Jeff Kent and Ryan Thompson

Event
1993

Yak-40 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 79 killed/1 lives

Event
1993

Bob Verstraete, Dutch actor/screenwriter/director (Alicia), dies at 71

Death
1994

Roberto Goyeneche, [El Polaco], Argentine tango singer (Maria), dies

Death
1994

"Laughter on the 23rd Floor" closes at R Rodgers NYC after 320 perfs

Event
1995

Martin Louis "Marty" Paich, jazz arranger, dies at 70

Death
1995

Dick Bentley, entertainer, dies at 88

Death
1995

Carl Ronald Giles, cartoonist, dies at 78

Death
1995

95th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Event
1995

"Arcadia" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 204 performances

Event
1995

Worst fire in NY in 80 years ends after 4 days

Event
1995

23rd du Maurier Golf Classic: Jenny Lidback

Event
1996

Abram Games, graphic artist, dies at 82

Death
1996

Alexander Lanusse, military president of Argentina (1971-73), dies

Death
1996

Greg Morris, actor (Mission Impossible), dies at 61

Death
1997

Brandon Tartikoff, TV exec (NBC), dies at 48

Death
1997

Jeep Swenson, actor (Batman and Robin), dies of heart failure at 40

Death