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 This day in History - August 27
400 Historic Events for August 27
1941

Yuri Vassilyevich Malyshev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-2, T-11)

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1941

Shah of Iran abdicates throne to his son Reza Pahlawi

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1942

Daryl Dragon, Pasadena Calif, keyboardist (Capt and Tennille)

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1942

Cuba declares war on Germany, Japan and Italy

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1943

[Susan] Tuesday Weld, NYC, actress (Dobie Gillis, Wild in Country)

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1943

Otto Selz, German psychologist (In Auschwitz), dies

Death
1943

Bob Kerrey, (Sen-D Nebraska)

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1944

Wim Jurg, corrector/chairman (Werelddambond FMJD)

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1944

200 Halifax bombers attack oil-installations in Homburg

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1944

Barry Conyngham, composer

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1944

Tim Bogert, rocker

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1945

G W Bailey, Port Arthur Tx, actor (Dr Beale-St Elsewhere)

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1945

US troops land in Japan after Japanese surrender

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1946

Tony Howard, cricketer (WI off-spinner one Test v NZ 1972)

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1947

John Morrison, cricketer ("Mystery" NZ batsman 1973-82)

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1947

Susie McAllister, LPGA golfer

Birth
1947

Jacques Arnold, MP (Conservative)

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1948

Andy Turnell, horse trainer

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1948

102øF highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August

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1948

Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez, composer, dies at 50

Death
1948

Oley Speaks, composer, dies at 74

Death
1949

Arthur Chesney, actor (Lodger, Chelsea Life), dies at 67

Death
1949

Douglas Fred Tewell, Baton Rouge LA, PGA golfer (1980 Sea Pines)

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1949

Andrew McKay, conservative MP

Birth
1949

Edmund Weiner, lexicographer

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