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 This day in History - August 27
400 Historic Events for August 27
1920

James Molyneaux, MP (Ulster unionist)

Birth
1921

J E Clair of Acme Packing Co of Green Bay granted an NFL franchise

Event
1922

Carl Fuchs, composer, dies at 83

Death
1922

Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:28.6)

Event
1925

Tony Crombie, drummer/bandleader

Birth
1925

Ken Grieves, cricketer (NSW leg-spin all-rounder)

Birth
1925

Viscount Rothermere, newspaper owner

Birth
1925

Richard Rutt, bishop of Leicester

Birth
1927

Parks College, America's oldest aviation school, opens

Event
1927

Hugh Byatt, British diplomat

Birth
1927

Liselott Linsenhoff, German FR, equestrian (Olympic-gold-1972)

Birth
1928

Peter Richard Tahourdin, composer

Birth
1928

Jack Thompson, MP (Labour)

Birth
1928

Joan Kroc, wife of Ray Korc/owner (McDonalds and San Diego Padres)

Birth
1928

16 die in a NYC subway's 2nd worst accident

Event
1928

Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi, premier of Kwazulu (Shaka Zulu)

Birth
1928

42nd US Womens Tennis: Helen W Moody beats Helen Hull Jacobs (62 61)

Event
1928

Kellogg-Briand Pact, where 60 nations agree to outlaw war

Event
1929

Ad J Hermes, Dutch MP (KVP/CDA)

Birth
1929

Elizabeta Bagrintseve, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic-silver-1952)

Birth
1929

Ira Levin, author (Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day)

Birth
1930

John Daly, British trade union leader

Birth
1930

John Watts, chief of defense (Omani Armed Forces)

Birth
1930

Didericus G van Epen, genealogist/Dutch Patriarch, dies at 62

Death
1931

Willem H Nolens, priest/2nd Chamber member, dies

Death