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 This day in History - September 27
418 Historic Events for September 27
1979

Gracie Fields, actress (Queen of Hearts), dies at 81

Death
1979

Jimmy McCullough, musician (Wings), dies of a drug overdose

Death
1979

Elton John, sick with flu, collapse on Hollywood Universal Ampitheater

Event
1979

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1979

Congress' final approval to create Dept of Education

Event
1980

WHOT (Bkln NY pirate radio station) begins on 1620 AM and 92.5 FM

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1981

Coenraad van Emde Boas, Dutch sexologist, dies at 77

Death
1981

Robert Montgomery, actor/dir (Robert Montgomery Presents), dies at 77

Death
1981

"Day in Hollywood, A Night..," closes at John Golden NY after 588 perf

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1982

Jan Wolkers awarded but refuses Constantine Huygens-prize

Event
1982

Filming begins on "Never Say Never Again"

Event
1982

Cards clinching NL East title

Event
1982

John Palmer becomes news anchor of Today Show

Event
1982

Saad Sayd, [Abu Walid], Palestinian commandant in Lebanon, dies

Death
1983

Tino Rossi, singer/actor (Destins, Belle Menuniere), dies at 76

Death
1983

S Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu freed after 19 years

Event
1983

Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 and drive in 70 runs

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1984

John Facenda, sportscaster (NFL Action), dies at 72

Death
1985

Hurricane Gloria's 130 MPH wind hits Atlantic coast

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1985

8 killed as roof collapses in Brussel's supermarket

Event
1985

Lloyd Nolan, actor (Dr Chegley-Julia), dies of lung cancer at 83

Death
1986

Senate joins House of Reps voting for sweeping tax reforms

Event
1986

Cliff Burton, rock bassist (Metallica), dies in bus crash at 24

Death
1987

27th Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 15-13 at Muirfield Village GC (Ohio)

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1987

Jan Stephens wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic

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