On This Day..... August 27

 

AUGUST 27TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL JUST BECAUSE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL POTS DE CRÈME DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • ED GEIN (1906-1984)
  • LYNDON JOHNSON (1908-1973)
 
  • TUESDAY WELD (1943, 75)
  • BARBARA BACH (1947, 71)
 
  • PEEWEE HERMAN (1952, 66)
  • TOM FORD (1961, 57)
 
  • DOWNTOWN JULIE BROWN (1963, 55)
  • CESAR MILAN (1969, 49)
 
  • CHANDRA WILSON (1969, 49)
  • SARAH CHALKE (1977, 41)
 
  • AARON PAUL (1979, 39)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1665, “THE BARE AND YE CUBB” IS THE FIRST PLAY PERFORMED IN THE NEW WORLD IN VIRGINIA. THE THREE PERFORMERS WERE FINED FOR PUTTING ON A PUBLIC DISPLAY
  • IN 1667, THE FIRST RECORDED HURRICANE IN NORTH AMERICAN HITS JAMESTOWN, VA
  • IN 1813, NAPOLEON CONQUERS AUSTRIA IN THE BATTLE OF DRESDEN
  • IN 1859, EDWIN DRAKE DRILLS THE FIRST EVER OIL WELL IN TITUSVILLE, PA
  • IN 1883, THE KRAKATOA VOLCANO EXPLODES IN INDONESIA. IT DELIVERS A FORCE EQUIVALENT TO 26 ATOMIC BOMBS, COULD BE HEARD FROM 3,000 MILES AWAY AND KILLS 36,000 PEOPLE
 
  • IN 1889, THE EASTMAN COMPANY PRODUCES THE FIRST ROLL OF CELLULOID FILM
  • IN 1892, THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE CATCHES FIRE
  • IN 1910, THE FIRST EVER NIGHT BASEBALL GAME IS PLAYED USING 137,000 CANDLES AT WHITE SOX PARK
  • IN 1912, EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS PUBLISHES “TARZAN AND THE APES”
 
  • IN 1938, TWO SUBWAY TRAINS COLLIDE BENEATH NEW YORK CITY KILLING TWO PEOPLE AND INJURING 51
  • IN 1942, THE USS IOWA IS COMMISSIONED. IT REMAINS THE ONLY U.S. NAVY SHIP IN HISTORY WITH A BATH TUB IN IT TO ACCOMMODATE PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT WHO COULDN’T USE A SHOWER
  • IN 1953, AUDREY HEPBURN’S “ROMAN HOLIDAY” IS RELEASED
 
  • IN 1955, THE FIRST EDITION OF “THE GUINESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS”
  • IN 1966, THE BEACH BOYS PEAK AT #2 WITH “GOD ONLY KNOWS”. THE CONCERN OF PEOPLE ABOUT IT BEING THE FIRST COMMERCIAL SONG TO USE THE WORD “GOD” IN ITS TITLE LIKELY KEPT IT FROM HITTING #1
 
  • IN 1976, RENEE RICHARDS IS BARRED FROM COMPETING IN THE U.S. OPEN AFTER GENDER TRANSITION SURGERY
  • In 1977, JIMMY BUFFET MARRIES JANE SLAGSVOL
  • IN 1984, PRESIDENT REAGAN ANNOUNCES HIS PLAN TO SEND A TEACHER INTO SPACE
  • IN 1988, GEORGE MICHAEL HITS #1 WITH “MONKEY”, TYING MICHAEL JACKSON’S EIGHT #1 SONGS IN THE 80’S
 
  • IN 1990, GARTH BROOKS RELEASES “NO FENCES”
  • IN 1990, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN DIES IN A HELICOPTER CRASH AT 35
  • IN 1991, PEARL JAM RELEASES “TEN”
 
  • IN 1992, FOX DEBUTS MARTIN LAWRENCE’S SITCOM “MARTIN”
  • IN 1994, BOYZ II MEN BEGIN THEIR 14 WEEK RUN AT #1 WITH “I’LL MAKE LOVE TO YOU”. THEY DROPPED TO #2 ONLY WHEN THEIR OWN NEXT SINGLE “ON BENDED KNEE” REPLACED IT
 
  • IN 2001, ANGELINA JOLIE IS NAMED A GOODWILL AMBASSADOR FOR THE U.N.
  • IN 2004, ARGENTINA UPSETS THE U.S. ALL STAR BASKETBALL TEAM WINNING 89-81 AND TAKING GOLD. THE U.S. TEAM ENDS UP WINNING BRONZE
  • IN 2005, ROBERT DOWNEY JR. MARRIES PRODUCER SUSAN LEVIN
  • IN 2008, BARACK OBAMA RECEIVES THE NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
 
  • IN 2012, MACKLEMORE RELEASES “THRIFT SHOP”
  • IN 2013, ALFONSO CUARON RELEASES “GRAVITY”
 
  • IN 2013, MILEY CYRUS INFAMOUSLY “TWERKS” ON ROBIN THICKE AT THE MTV MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS
  • IN 2014, ALEJANDRO INARRITU RELEASES “BIRDMAN”
  • IN 2017, FLOYD MAYWEATHER DEFEATS CONOR MCGREGOR IN HIS DEBUT MMA FIGHTING MATCH IN LAS VEGAS
 

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