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Sunday 27 August 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Day (Texas, United States)
  • National Banana Lovers Day (United States)
  • National Pots De Creme Day (United States)

Events

  • 2011 – Hurricane Irene strikes the United States east coast, killing 47 and causing an estimated $15.6 billion in damage.
  • 2003 – The first six-party talks, involving South and North Korea, the United States, China, Japan and Russia, convene to find a peaceful resolution to the security concerns of the North Korean nuclear weapons program.
  • 1956 – The nuclear power station at Calder Hall in the United Kingdom was connected to the national power grid becoming the world's first commercial nuclear power station to generate electricity on an industrial scale.
  • 1942 – First day of the Sarny Massacre.
  • 1939 – First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world's first jet aircraft.
  • 1933 – The first Afrikaans Bible is introduced during a Bible Festival in Bloemfontein.
  • 1918 – Mexican Revolution: Battle of Ambos Nogales: U.S. Army forces skirmish against Mexican Carrancistas in the only battle of World War I fought on American soil.
  • 1893 – The Sea Islands hurricane strikes the United States near Savannah, Georgia, killing between 1,000-2,000 people.
  • 1859 – Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well.
  • 1832 – Black Hawk, leader of the Sauk tribe of Native Americans, surrenders to U.S. authorities, ending the Black Hawk War.
  • 1776 – Battle of Long Island: In what is now Brooklyn, New York, British forces under General William Howe defeat Americans under General George Washington.

Births

  • 1992 – Blake Jenner, American actor and singer
  • 1992 – Stephen Morris, American football player
  • 1989 – Juliana Cannarozzo, American figure skater and actress
  • 1988 – Alexa PenaVega, American actress and singer
  • 1987 – Darren McFadden, American football player
  • 1985 – Alexandra Nechita, Romanian-American painter and sculptor
  • 1979 – Aaron Paul, American actor and producer
  • 1979 – Rusty Smith, American speed skater
  • 1977 – Justin Miller, American baseball player (d. 2013)
  • 1975 – Blake Adams, American golfer
  • 1975 – Jonny Moseley, Puerto Rican-American skier and television host
  • 1975 – Mase, American rapper, songwriter and pastor
  • 1974 – José Vidro, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
  • 1972 – Jimmy Pop, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1971 – Kyung Lah, South Korean-American journalist
  • 1970 – Jim Thome, American baseball player and manager
  • 1970 – Tony Kanal, British-American bass player. songwriter, and record producer (No Doubt)
  • 1969 – Cesar Millan, Mexican-American dog trainer, television personality, and author
  • 1969 – Chandra Wilson, American actress and director
  • 1968 – Daphne Koller, Israeli-American computer scientist and academic
  • 1967 – Rob Burnett, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1965 – Scott Dibble, American lawyer and politician
  • 1961 – Tom Ford, American fashion designer
  • 1961 – Yolanda Adams, American singer, producer, and actress
  • 1959 – Denice Denton, American engineer and academic (d. 2006)
  • 1957 – Jeff Grubb, American game designer and author
  • 1955 – Diana Scarwid, American actress
  • 1955 – Robert Richardson, American cinematographer
  • 1953 – Tom Berryhill, American businessman and politician
  • 1952 – Paul Reubens, American actor and comedian
  • 1951 – Buddy Bell, American baseball player and manager
  • 1951 – Mack Brown, American football player and coach
  • 1951 – Randall Garrison, American-Canadian criminologist and politician
  • 1950 – Charles Fleischer, American comedian and actor
  • 1949 – Jeff Cook, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1949 – Leah Jamieson, American computer scientist, engineer, and academic
  • 1948 – John Mehler, American drummer
  • 1947 – Barbara Bach, American model and actress
  • 1947 – Kirk Francis, American engineer and producer
  • 1944 – Tim Bogert, American singer and bass player
  • 1943 – Bob Kerrey, American lieutenant and politician, 35th Governor of Nebraska
  • 1943 – Chuck Girard, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1943 – Tuesday Weld, American model and actress
  • 1942 – Daryl Dragon, American keyboard player and songwriter
  • 1941 – Harrison Page, American actor
  • 1940 – Fernest Arceneaux, American singer and accordion player (d. 2008)
  • 1940 – Sonny Sharrock, American guitarist (d. 1994)
  • 1939 – Edward Patten, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2005)
  • 1939 – William Least Heat-Moon, American travel writer and historian
  • 1937 – Alice Coltrane, American pianist and composer (d. 2007)
  • 1937 – Tommy Sands, American pop singer and actor
  • 1936 – Joel Kovel, American scholar and author
  • 1935 – Ernie Broglio, American baseball player
  • 1935 – Frank Yablans, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1931 – Joe Cunningham, American baseball player and coach
  • 1931 – Sri Chinmoy, Indian-American guru and poet (d. 2007)
  • 1929 – George Scott, Canadian-American wrestler and promoter (d. 2014)
  • 1929 – Ira Levin, American novelist, playwright, and songwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1928 – Joan Kroc, American philanthropist (d. 2003)
  • 1926 – George Brecht, American-German chemist and composer (d. 2008)
  • 1925 – Carter Stanley, American bluegrass singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1966)
  • 1924 – Rosalie E. Wahl, American lawyer and jurist (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Leo Penn, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1998)
  • 1920 – Baptiste Manzini, American football player (d. 2008)
  • 1919 – Murray Grand, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2007)
  • 1919 – Pee Wee Butts, American baseball player and coach (d. 1972)
  • 1917 – Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1986)
  • 1916 – Gordon Bashford, English engineer, co-designed the Range Rover (d. 1991)
  • 1916 – Martha Raye, American actress and comedian (d. 1994)
  • 1915 – Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
  • 1909 – Lester Young, American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 1959)
  • 1908 – Lyndon B. Johnson, American commander and politician, 36th President of the United States (d. 1973)
  • 1906 – Ed Gein, American murderer and body snatcher, The Butcher of Plainfield (d. 1982)
  • 1904 – John Hay Whitney, American businessman, publisher, and diplomat, founded J.H. Whitney & Company (d. 1982)
  • 1896 – Léon Theremin, Russian physicist and engineer, invented the Theremin (d. 1993)
  • 1890 – Man Ray, American-French photographer and painter (d. 1976)
  • 1877 – Charles Rolls, English engineer and businessman, co-founded Rolls-Royce Limited (d. 1910)
  • 1875 – Katharine McCormick, American biologist, philanthropist, and activist (d. 1967)
  • 1871 – Theodore Dreiser, American novelist and journalist (d. 1945)
  • 1865 – Charles G. Dawes, American general and politician, 30th Vice President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)
  • 1865 – James Henry Breasted, American archaeologist and historian (d. 1935)
  • 1845 – Ödön Lechner, Hungarian architect, designed the Museum of Applied Arts and the Church of St Elisabeth (d. 1914)
  • 1809 – Hannibal Hamlin, American publisher and politician, 15th Vice President of the United States (d. 1891)
  • 1803 – Edward Beecher, American minister and theologian (d. 1895)
  • 1724 – John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-American pastor, planter, and politician (d. 1781)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Darryl Dawkins, American basketball player and coach (b. 1957)
  • 2012 – Art Heyman, American basketball player (b. 1941)
  • 2012 – Malcolm Browne, American journalist and photographer (b. 1931)
  • 2010 – Luna Vachon, Canadian-American wrestler and manager (b. 1962)
  • 2006 – Jesse Pintado, Mexican-American guitarist (b. 1969) (Napalm Death)
  • 2004 – Willie Crawford, American baseball player (b. 1946)
  • 2002 – Edwin Louis Cole, American religious leader and author (b. 1922)
  • 2001 – Michael Dertouzos, Greek-American computer scientist and academic (b. 1936)
  • 1996 – Greg Morris, American actor (b. 1933)
  • 1990 – Stevie Ray Vaughan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1954) (Double Trouble)
  • 1980 – Douglas Kenney, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1947)
  • 1978 – Gordon Matta-Clark, American painter and illustrator (b. 1943)
  • 1971 – Bennett Cerf, American publisher, co-founded Random House (b. 1898)
  • 1971 – Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer and journalist (b. 1906)
  • 1965 – Le Corbusier, Swiss-French architect and urban planner, designed the Philips Pavilion (b. 1887)
  • 1964 – Gracie Allen, American actress and comedian (b. 1895)
  • 1963 – W. E. B. Du Bois, American sociologist, historian, and activist (b. 1868)
  • 1958 – Ernest Lawrence, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
  • 1948 – Charles Evans Hughes, American lawyer and politician, 11th Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1862)
  • 1945 – Hubert Pál Álgyay, Hungarian engineer, designed the Petőfi Bridge (b. 1894)
  • 1935 – Childe Hassam, American painter and academic (b. 1859)
  • 1931 – Francis Marion Smith, American miner and businessman (b. 1846)
  • 1931 – Frank Harris, Irish-American journalist and author (b. 1856)
  • 1891 – Samuel C. Pomeroy, American businessman and politician (b. 1816)
  • 1875 – William Chapman Ralston, American businessman and financier, founded the Bank of California (b. 1826)
  • 1871 – William Whiting Boardman, American lawyer and politician (b. 1794)
  • 1857 – Rufus Wilmot Griswold, American anthologist, poet, and critic (b. 1815)
  • 1782 – John Laurens, American Revolutionary and Congressman (b.1754)
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