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Tuesday 27 November 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Lancashire Day (United Kingdom)
  • Native American Heritage Day (United States)
  • Teacher's Day in Spain

Events

  • 2015 – United States: An active shooter inside a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado, shoots at least four police officers. One officer later dies. Two civilians were also killed, and six injured. The shooter later surrendered.
  • 2001 – A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
  • 1999 – The centre-left Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.
  • 1978 – The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is founded in the city of Riha (Urfa) in Turkey.
  • 1973 – Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States Senate votes 92–3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States. (On December 6, the House will confirm him 387–35).
  • 1971 – The Soviet space program's Mars 2 orbiter releases a descent module. It malfunctions and crashes, but it is the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars.
  • 1968 – Penny Ann Early became the first woman to play major professional basketball, for the Kentucky Colonels in an ABA game against the Los Angeles Stars.
  • 1965 – Vietnam War: The Pentagon tells U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson that if planned operations are to succeed, the number of American troops in Vietnam has to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000.
  • 1954 – Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.
  • 1945 – CARE (then the Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe) was founded to a send CARE Packages of food relief to Europe after World War II.
  • 1924 – In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
  • 1896 – Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss is first performed.
  • 1868 – American Indian Wars: Battle of Washita River: United States Army Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer leads an attack on Cheyenne living on reservation land.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: Battle of Mine Run: Union forces under General George Meade take up positions against troops led by Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and several of his men escape the Ohio Penitentiary and return safely to the South.
  • 1839 – In Boston, Massachusetts, the American Statistical Association is founded.
  • 1703 – The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.
  • 1095 – Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont.

Births

  • 1989 – Michael Floyd, American football player
  • 1986 – Steven Silva, American-Filipino footballer
  • 1984 – Domata Peko, American football player
  • 1984 – Leslie Dewan, American entrepreneur
  • 1982 – Tommy Robinson, English activist, co-founded the English Defence League
  • 1980 – Jackie Greene, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1979 – Hilary Hahn, American violinist
  • 1979 – Ricky Carmichael, American motocross racer
  • 1978 – Jimmy Rollins, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Willie Bloomquist, American baseball player
  • 1976 – Jaleel White, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1976 – Jean Grae, South African-American rapper and producer
  • 1975 – Bad Azz, American rapper
  • 1975 – Martín Gramática, Argentinian-American football player
  • 1973 – Evan Karagias, American wrestler and actor
  • 1973 – Samantha Harris, American model and television host
  • 1973 – Twista, American rapper and producer
  • 1972 – Shane Salerno, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1971 – Iván Rodríguez, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
  • 1971 – Kirk Acevedo, American actor
  • 1971 – Larry Allen, American football player
  • 1971 – Nick Van Exel, American basketball player and coach
  • 1969 – Myles Kennedy, American singer-songwriter
  • 1968 – Michael Vartan, French-American actor
  • 1965 – Danielle Ammaccapane, American golfer
  • 1964 – Robin Givens, American actress
  • 1963 – Fisher Stevens, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1962 – Charlie Benante, American drummer and songwriter
  • 1962 – Mike Bordin, American drummer
  • 1961 – Steve Oedekerk, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1960 – Ken O'Brien, American football player and coach
  • 1960 – Kevin Henkes, American author and illustrator
  • 1960 – Tim Pawlenty, American lawyer and politician, 39th Governor of Minnesota
  • 1958 – Mike Scioscia, American baseball player and manager
  • 1957 – Callie Khouri, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1957 – Caroline Kennedy, American lawyer and diplomat, 29th United States Ambassador to Japan
  • 1957 – Michael A. Stackpole, American game designer and author
  • 1956 – William Fichtner, American actor
  • 1955 – Bill Nye, American engineer, educator, and television host
  • 1953 – Curtis Armstrong, American actor, singer, and producer
  • 1953 – Lyle Mays, American keyboardist and composer
  • 1953 – Richard Stone, American composer (d. 2001)
  • 1952 – Jim Wetherbee, American captain, engineer, and astronaut
  • 1951 – Kathryn Bigelow, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1947 – Don Adams, American basketball player (d. 2013)
  • 1947 – Neil Rosenshein, American tenor and actor
  • 1946 – Richard Codey, American politician, 53rd Governor of New Jersey
  • 1945 – James Avery, American actor (d. 2013)
  • 1945 – Randy Brecker, American trumpeter and flugelhornist
  • 1944 – Mickey Leland, American activist and politician (d. 1989)
  • 1943 – Jil Sander, German fashion designer, founded Jil Sander AG
  • 1942 – Henry Carr, American football player and sprinter (d. 2015)
  • 1942 – Jimi Hendrix, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1970)
  • 1942 – Marilyn Hacker, American poet and critic
  • 1941 – Eddie Rabbitt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)
  • 1940 – Bruce Lee, American-Chinese actor, martial artist, and screenwriter (d. 1973)
  • 1939 – Dave Giusti, American baseball player and manager
  • 1937 – Gail Sheehy, American journalist and author
  • 1935 – Les Blank, American director and producer (d. 2013)
  • 1935 – Willie Pastrano, American boxer (d. 1997)
  • 1934 – Al Jackson, Jr., American drummer, songwriter, and producer (d. 1975)
  • 1934 – Gilbert Strang, American mathematician and academic
  • 1933 – Gordon S. Wood, American historian and academic
  • 1930 – Joe DeNardo, American meteorologist
  • 1927 – William E. Simon, American soldier and politician, 63rd United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 2000)
  • 1925 – Marshall Thompson, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1923 – J. Ernest Wilkins Jr., American nuclear scientist, mechanical engineer and mathematician (d. 2011)
  • 1922 – Hall Bartlett, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)
  • 1921 – Dora Dougherty Strother, American pilot and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1920 – Cal Worthington, American captain and car dealer (d. 2013)
  • 1918 – Stephen Elliott, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1917 – Buffalo Bob Smith, American actor and television host (d. 1998)
  • 1916 – Chick Hearn, American sportscaster and actor (d. 2002)
  • 1911 – David Merrick, American director and producer (d. 2000)
  • 1909 – James Agee, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic (d. 1955)
  • 1907 – L. Sprague de Camp, American historian and author (d. 2000)
  • 1903 – Lars Onsager, Norwegian-American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)
  • 1901 – Ted Husing, American sportscaster (d. 1962)
  • 1897 – Vito Genovese, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1969)
  • 1894 – Katherine Milhous, American author and illustrator (d. 1977)
  • 1894 – Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese businessman, founded Panasonic (d. 1989)
  • 1878 – Charles Dvorak, American pole vaulter and coach (d. 1969)
  • 1874 – Charles A. Beard, American historian, author, and educator, co-founded The New School (d. 1948)
  • 1859 – William Bliss Baker, American painter (d. 1886)
  • 1845 – Frederic Crowninshield, American artist and author (d. 1918)
  • 1843 – Cornelius Vanderbilt II, American businessman (d. 1899)
  • 1814 – Charles-François-Frédéric, marquis de Montholon-Sémonville, French politician and diplomat, French ambassador to the United States (d. 1886)
  • 1746 – Increase Sumner, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 5th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1799)
  • 1746 – Robert R. Livingston, American lawyer and politician, 1st United States Secretary for Foreign Affairs (d. 1813)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Garrett Swasey, American figure skater and coach (b. 1971)
  • 2014 – Fernance B. Perry, Portuguese-American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Herbert F. DeSimone, American lawyer and politician, Attorney General of Rhode Island (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Lewis Collins, English-American actor (b. 1946)
  • 2012 – Jack Wishna, American photographer and businessman, co-founded Rockcityclub (b. 1958)
  • 2012 – Marvin Miller, American businessman and union leader (b. 1917)
  • 2012 – Mickey Baker, American guitarist (b. 1925)
  • 2010 – Irvin Kershner, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1923)
  • 2009 – Al Alberts, American singer-songwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2007 – Bill Willis, American football player and coach (b. 1921)
  • 2007 – Robert Cade, American physician and academic, co-invented Gatorade (b. 1927)
  • 2007 – Sean Taylor, American football player (b. 1983)
  • 2006 – Bebe Moore Campbell, American author and educator (b. 1950)
  • 2006 – Casey Coleman, American sportscaster (b. 1951)
  • 2006 – Don Butterfield, American tuba player (b. 1923)
  • 2005 – Jocelyn Brando, American actress (b. 1919)
  • 2005 – Joe Jones, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2002 – Billie Bird, American actress (b. 1908)
  • 1999 – Elizabeth Gray Vining, American author and librarian (b. 1902)
  • 1999 – Yasuhiro Kojima, Japanese-American wrestler and trainer (b. 1937)
  • 1998 – Barbara Acklin, American singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 1997 – Buck Leonard, American baseball player and educator (b. 1907)
  • 1990 – David White, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 1988 – John Carradine, American actor (b. 1906)
  • 1980 – F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect, designed the Villa Vizcaya (b. 1882)
  • 1978 – George Moscone, American lawyer and politician, 37th Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1929)
  • 1978 – Harvey Milk, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1930)
  • 1975 – Ross McWhirter, English author and activist, co-founded the Guinness Book of Records (b. 1925)
  • 1973 – Frank Christian, American trumpet player (b. 1887)
  • 1970 – Helene Madison, American swimmer and nurse (b. 1913)
  • 1958 – Artur Rodziński, Polish-American conductor (b. 1892)
  • 1953 – Eugene O'Neill, American playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
  • 1934 – Baby Face Nelson, American criminal (b. 1908)
  • 1931 – Lya De Putti, Slovak-American actress (b. 1899)
  • 1901 – Clement Studebaker, American businessman, co-founded Studebaker (b. 1831)
  • 1830 – André Parmentier, Belgian-American architect (b. 1780)
  • 1811 – Andrew Meikle, Scottish engineer, designed the threshing machine (b. 1719)
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