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February 27th, 2008 (February 27 2008)EventMas Selamat bin Kastari, a suspected JI terrorism leader, escaped from the Whitley Road Detention Centre in Singapore.
February 27th, 2008 (February 27 2008)DeathMyron Cope, American sports broadcaster (born in 1929)
February 27th, 2008 (February 27 2008)DeathWilliam F. Buckley, Jr., American conservative author and commentator (born in 1925)
February 27th, 2008 (February 27 2008)DeathBoyd Coddington, American automobile designer (born in 1944)
February 27th, 2007 (February 27 2007)EventThe general strike against Lansana Conte in Guinea ends.
February 27th, 2007 (February 27 2007)EventThe Chinese Correction: the Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in 10 years.
February 27th, 2007 (February 27 2007)DeathBobby Rosengarden, American jazz drummer (born in 1924)
February 27th, 2007 (February 27 2007)DeathBernd von Freytag-Loringhoven, German soldier (born in 1914)
February 27th, 2006 (February 27 2006)DeathOtis Chandler, American newspaper publisher (born in 1927)
February 27th, 2006 (February 27 2006)DeathRobert Lee Scott, Jr., U.S. General, Flying Tiger, and author (born in 1908)
February 27th, 2006 (February 27 2006)DeathLinda Smith, British comedian (born in 1958)
February 27th, 2004 (February 27 2004)EventA bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines worst terrorist attack kills 116.
February 27th, 2004 (February 27 2004)EventFormer BPMC general secretary Ordrick Samuel launches a new party in Barbuda, Barbudans for a Better Barbuda.
February 27th, 2004 (February 27 2004)DeathPaul Sweezy, American economist and editor (born in 1910)
February 27th, 2004 (February 27 2004)DeathYoshihiko Amino, Japanese historians (born in 1928)
February 27th, 2003 (February 27 2003)EventRowan Williams is enthroned as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury in the Anglican church.
February 27th, 2003 (February 27 2003)DeathJohn Lanchbery, English composer (born in 1923)
February 27th, 2003 (February 27 2003)DeathFred Rogers, American children s television actor (born in 1928)Fred Rogers Quotes
February 27th, 2002 (February 27 2002)EventRyanair Flight 296 catches fire in London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair s handling of the evacuation.
February 27th, 2002 (February 27 2002)EventGodhra train burning, a Muslim mob kills 59 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya;
February 27th, 2002 (February 27 2002)DeathSpike Milligan, Irish comedian (born in 1918)Spike Milligan Quotes
February 27th, 1999 (February 27 1999)EventOlusegun Obasanjo becomes Nigeria s first elected president since mid-1983.
February 27th, 1999 (February 27 1999)EventKorea International School is founded by Soon-Il Chung. It is currently directed by Ann Clapper.
February 27th, 1998 (February 27 1998)DeathGeorge H. Hitchings, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (born in 1905)
February 27th, 1998 (February 27 1998)DeathJ. T. Walsh, American actor (born in 1943)
February 27th, 1993 (February 27 1993)DeathLillian Gish, American actress (born in 1893)
February 27th, 1992 (February 27 1992)DeathS. I. Hayakawa, Canadian-American linguist and politician (born in 1906)
February 27th, 1991 (February 27 1991)EventGulf War: U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that "Kuwait is liberated".George H. W. Bush Quotes
February 27th, 1991 (February 27 1991)BirthAzeem Rafiq, Yorkshire CCC & English U15 captain
February 27th, 1990 (February 27 1990)DeathNahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (born in 1903)
February 27th, 1989 (February 27 1989)EventVenezuela is rocked by the riots of Caracazo.
February 27th, 1989 (February 27 1989)BirthKelly Breeding, American singer from B5
February 27th, 1989 (February 27 1989)DeathPaul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer (born in 1897)Ron Paul Quotes
February 27th, 1989 (February 27 1989)DeathKonrad Lorenz, Austrian zoologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (born in 1903)
February 27th, 1987 (February 27 1987)DeathJoan Greenwood, English actress and director (born in 1921)
February 27th, 1986 (February 27 1986)EventThe United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.
February 27th, 1986 (February 27 1986)DeathJacques Plante, Canadian ice hockey player (born in 1929)
February 27th, 1985 (February 27 1985)BirthJuliana Imai, Brazilian model Julian Quotes
February 27th, 1985 (February 27 1985)DeathHenry Cabot Lodge, American politician (born in 1902)Henry Cabot Lodge Quotes
February 27th, 1984 (February 27 1984)BirthDavid Noel, American basketball player
February 27th, 1984 (February 27 1984)BirthAntti Tuisku, Finnish singer
February 27th, 1984 (February 27 1984)BirthLotta Schelin, Swedish female footballer
February 27th, 1983 (February 27 1983)BirthKate Mara, American actress
February 27th, 1983 (February 27 1983)BirthHayley Angel Wardle, English actress
February 27th, 1983 (February 27 1983)BirthDevin Harris, American basketball player
February 27th, 1981 (February 27 1981)BirthJosh Groban, American singerJosh Groban Quotes
February 27th, 1981 (February 27 1981)BirthElodie Ouedraogo, Belgian athlete
February 27th, 1981 (February 27 1981)DeathJacob H. Gilbert, American politician (born in 1920)
February 27th, 1980 (February 27 1980)BirthBobby Valentino, American singer
February 27th, 1980 (February 27 1980)BirthChelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton Quotes
February 27th, 1980 (February 27 1980)DeathGeorge Tobias, American actor (born in 1901)
February 27th, 1978 (February 27 1978)BirthJames Beattie, English footballer
February 27th, 1978 (February 27 1978)DeathVadim Salmanov, Russian composer (born in 1912)
February 27th, 1977 (February 27 1977)BirthLance Hoyt, American professional wrestler
February 27th, 1977 (February 27 1977)BirthJi Sung, South Korean actor
February 27th, 1977 (February 27 1977)BirthJames Wan, Australian film director
February 27th, 1977 (February 27 1977)DeathJohn Dickson Carr, American author (born in 1905)
February 27th, 1976 (February 27 1976)EventThe formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
February 27th, 1976 (February 27 1976)BirthTony Gonzalez, American football player
February 27th, 1975 (February 27 1975)BirthProdromos Korkizoglou, Greek decathlete
February 27th, 1975 (February 27 1975)BirthShelby Walker, American mixed martial artist (died in 2006) Martial Quotes
February 27th, 1974 (February 27 1974)EventPeople magazine is published for the first time.
February 27th, 1973 (February 27 1973)EventThe American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
February 27th, 1973 (February 27 1973)BirthAli Tabatabaee, American Iranian rapper (Zebrahead)
February 27th, 1973 (February 27 1973)BirthMark Taylor, Welsh rugby union footballer
February 27th, 1973 (February 27 1973)BirthPeter Andre, Australian singerHusband to Katie Price, Glamour model
February 27th, 1972 (February 27 1972)DeathPat Brady, American actor and singer (born in 1914)
February 27th, 1971 (February 27 1971)EventDoctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start to perform aborti provocati.
February 27th, 1971 (February 27 1971)BirthDerren Brown, British psychological illusionist
February 27th, 1971 (February 27 1971)BirthRozonda "Chilli" Thomas, American singer (TLC)
February 27th, 1970 (February 27 1970)BirthMichael A. Burstein, American writer
February 27th, 1970 (February 27 1970)BirthKent Desormeaux, American jockey
February 27th, 1970 (February 27 1970)BirthMatthias Lechner, German art director
February 27th, 1970 (February 27 1970)BirthPatricia Petibon, French opera singer
February 27th, 1970 (February 27 1970)DeathMarie Dionne, one of the French Canadian Dionne quintuplets (born in 1934)
February 27th, 1969 (February 27 1969)BirthBrad Vander Ark, American musician
February 27th, 1969 (February 27 1969)DeathMarius Barbeau, French Canadian folklorist (born in 1883)
February 27th, 1968 (February 27 1968)BirthMatt Stairs, Canadian baseball player
February 27th, 1968 (February 27 1968)DeathFrankie Lymon, American singer (born in 1942)
February 27th, 1967 (February 27 1967)EventDominica gains independence from the United Kingdom.
February 27th, 1966 (February 27 1966)BirthDonal Logue, Canadian actor
February 27th, 1965 (February 27 1965)BirthNoah Emmerich, American actor
February 27th, 1965 (February 27 1965)BirthFrank Peter Zimmermann, German violinist
February 27th, 1965 (February 27 1965)BirthJoakim Sundstrom, Swedish sound editor, sound designer and musician
February 27th, 1964 (February 27 1964)EventThe government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
February 27th, 1964 (February 27 1964)BirthTodd Bodine, American race car driver
February 27th, 1964 (February 27 1964)DeathOrry-Kelly, Australian costume designer (born in 1897)
February 27th, 1963 (February 27 1963)EventThe Dominican Republic receives its first democratically elected president, Juan Bosch, since the end of the dictatorship led by Rafael Trujillo.
February 27th, 1963 (February 27 1963)BirthPar Nuder, Swedish politician
February 27th, 1962 (February 27 1962)BirthAdam Baldwin, American actor
February 27th, 1962 (February 27 1962)BirthGrant Show, American actor
February 27th, 1961 (February 27 1961)EventThe first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
February 27th, 1961 (February 27 1961)BirthJames Worthy, American basketball player
February 27th, 1960 (February 27 1960)BirthAndres Gomez, Ecuadorian tennis player
February 27th, 1959 (February 27 1959)BirthJohnny Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
February 27th, 1958 (February 27 1958)BirthNaas Botha, South African rugby union footballer
February 27th, 1958 (February 27 1958)BirthNancy Spungen, girlfriend of Sid Vicious (died in 1978)
February 27th, 1957 (February 27 1957)BirthViktor Markin, Russian athlete
February 27th, 1957 (February 27 1957)BirthTimothy Spall, English actor
February 27th, 1957 (February 27 1957)BirthDanny Antonucci, Canadian animator
February 27th, 1957 (February 27 1957)BirthAdrian Smith, English musician (Iron Maiden)
February 27th, 1955 (February 27 1955)BirthPeter Christopherson, English musician, video director and designer
February 27th, 1954 (February 27 1954)BirthNeal Schon, American musician (Journey)
February 27th, 1953 (February 27 1953)BirthGabriela Svobodova, Czech cross country skier
February 27th, 1952 (February 27 1952)BirthStathis Psaltis, Greek actor
February 27th, 1951 (February 27 1951)EventThe Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified.
February 27th, 1951 (February 27 1951)BirthSteve Harley, British rock musician (Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel)
February 27th, 1947 (February 27 1947)BirthGidon Kremer, Latvian violinist
February 27th, 1945 (February 27 1945)EventLebanon declares Independence.
February 27th, 1945 (February 27 1945)BirthCarl Anderson, American singer and actor (died in 2004)
February 27th, 1944 (February 27 1944)BirthKen Grimwood, American writer (died in 2003)
February 27th, 1944 (February 27 1944)BirthRoger Scruton, British philosopher Philo Quotes
February 27th, 1943 (February 27 1943)EventThe Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men.
February 27th, 1943 (February 27 1943)EventThe Rosenstrasse protest starts in Berlin
February 27th, 1943 (February 27 1943)BirthMary Frann, American actress (died in 1998)
February 27th, 1943 (February 27 1943)BirthMorten Lauridsen, American composer
February 27th, 1943 (February 27 1943)DeathKostis Palamas, Greek poet, twice nominated for the Nobel prize (born in 1859)
February 27th, 1942 (February 27 1942)EventWorld War II: During the Battle of the Java Sea, an allied (ABDA) strike force is defeated by a Japanese task force in the Java Sea in the Dutch East Indies
February 27th, 1942 (February 27 1942)BirthRobert H. Grubbs, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
February 27th, 1942 (February 27 1942)BirthCharlayne Hunter-Gault, American journalist
February 27th, 1942 (February 27 1942)BirthMichel Forget, French Canadian actor
February 27th, 1941 (February 27 1941)BirthPaddy Ashdown, British politician
February 27th, 1941 (February 27 1941)DeathWilliam D. Byron, U.S. Congressman (born in 1895)
February 27th, 1940 (February 27 1940)EventMartin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14
February 27th, 1940 (February 27 1940)BirthHoward Hesseman, American actor
February 27th, 1940 (February 27 1940)BirthBill Hunter, Australian actor
February 27th, 1939 (February 27 1939)EventAmerican Civil Rights Movement: Sit-down strikes are outlawed by the Supreme Court of the United States.
February 27th, 1939 (February 27 1939)BirthPeter Revson, American racecar driver (died in 1974)
February 27th, 1937 (February 27 1937)BirthDavid Ackles, American singer songwriter (died in 1999)
February 27th, 1937 (February 27 1937)BirthBarbara Babcock, American actress
February 27th, 1936 (February 27 1936)BirthRon Barassi, Australian rules footballer
February 27th, 1936 (February 27 1936)BirthRoger Mahony, fourth Archbishop of Los Angeles
February 27th, 1936 (February 27 1936)DeathIvan Pavlov, Russian physiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (born in 1849)Ivan Pavlov Quotes
February 27th, 1936 (February 27 1936)DeathJoshua W. Alexander, U.S. Secretary of Commerce under Woodrow Wilson (born in 1852)
February 27th, 1935 (February 27 1935)BirthMirella Freni, Italian soprano
February 27th, 1934 (February 27 1934)BirthVincent Fourcade, French interior designer (died in 1992)
February 27th, 1934 (February 27 1934)BirthN. Scott Momaday, American writer
February 27th, 1934 (February 27 1934)BirthRalph Nader, American consumer activistRalph Nader Quotes
February 27th, 1934 (February 27 1934)BirthVan Williams, American actor
February 27th, 1933 (February 27 1933)EventReichstag fire: Germany s parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, is set on fire.
February 27th, 1933 (February 27 1933)BirthRaymond Berry, American football player
February 27th, 1932 (February 27 1932)BirthElizabeth Taylor, British-American actress
February 27th, 1932 (February 27 1932)DeathWilliam Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher (born in 1843)
February 27th, 1930 (February 27 1930)BirthPaul von Rague Schleyer, American chemist
February 27th, 1930 (February 27 1930)BirthPeter Stone, American writer (died in 2003)
February 27th, 1930 (February 27 1930)BirthJoanne Woodward, American actress
February 27th, 1929 (February 27 1929)BirthDjalma Santos, Brazilian footballer
February 27th, 1929 (February 27 1929)BirthJack Gibson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach (died in 2008)
February 27th, 1928 (February 27 1928)BirthAriel Sharon, former Prime Minister of Israel
February 27th, 1927 (February 27 1927)BirthLynn Cartwright, American actress (died in 2004)
February 27th, 1927 (February 27 1927)BirthGuy Mitchell, American singer (died in 1999)
February 27th, 1926 (February 27 1926)BirthDavid H. Hubel, Canadian neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate
February 27th, 1925 (February 27 1925)BirthSamuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (died in 2004)
February 27th, 1923 (February 27 1923)BirthDexter Gordon, American jazz saxophonist (died in 1990)
February 27th, 1922 (February 27 1922)EventA challenge to the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, allowing women the right to vote, is rebuffed by the Supreme Court of the United States in Leser v. Garnett.Allen Tate Quotes
February 27th, 1922 (February 27 1922)BirthHans Rookmaaker, Dutch professor and art historian (died in 1977)
February 27th, 1921 (February 27 1921)EventThe International Working Union of Socialist Parties is founded in Vienna.
February 27th, 1921 (February 27 1921)DeathSchofield Haigh, English cricketer (born in 1871)
February 27th, 1917 (February 27 1917)BirthJohn Connally, Governor of Texas (died in 1993)
February 27th, 1913 (February 27 1913)BirthIrwin Shaw, American writer (died in 1984)
February 27th, 1913 (February 27 1913)BirthKazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (died in 1989)
February 27th, 1912 (February 27 1912)BirthLawrence Durrell, British writer (died in 1990)
February 27th, 1912 (February 27 1912)BirthKusumagraj, Indian writer (died in 1999)
February 27th, 1910 (February 27 1910)BirthJoan Bennett, American actress (died in 1990)
February 27th, 1910 (February 27 1910)BirthPeter De Vries, American writer (died in 1993)
February 27th, 1910 (February 27 1910)BirthTed Horn, American race car driver (died in 1948)
February 27th, 1910 (February 27 1910)BirthClarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aircraft engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; died in 1990)
February 27th, 1907 (February 27 1907)BirthMildred Bailey, American singer (died in 1951)
February 27th, 1905 (February 27 1905)BirthFranchot Tone, American actor (died in 1968)
February 27th, 1904 (February 27 1904)BirthJames T. Farrell, American writer (died in 1979)
February 27th, 1904 (February 27 1904)BirthYulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist (died in 1996)
February 27th, 1904 (February 27 1904)BirthAndre Leducq, French cyclist (died in 1980)
February 27th, 1904 (February 27 1904)BirthChick Fullis, American baseball player (died in 1946)
February 27th, 1903 (February 27 1903)BirthGrethe Weiser, German actress (died in 1970)
February 27th, 1902 (February 27 1902)BirthGene Sarazen, American golfer (died in 1999)
February 27th, 1902 (February 27 1902)BirthJohn Steinbeck, American writer, Nobel laureate (died in 1968)John Steinbeck Quotes
February 27th, 1902 (February 27 1902)DeathHarry Breaker Morant, Anglo-Australian Soldier executed in the Second Boer War under controversial circumstances (born in 1864)
February 27th, 1902 (February 27 1902)DeathPeter Handcock, Australian Soldier executed in the Second Boer War under controversial circumstances
February 27th, 1900 (February 27 1900)EventSecond Boer War: In South Africa, British military leaders receive an unconditional notice of surrender from Boer General Piet Cronje at the Battle of Paardeberg.
February 27th, 1900 (February 27 1900)EventThe British Labour Party is founded.
February 27th, 1899 (February 27 1899)BirthCharles Best, Canadian medical scientist (died in 1978)
February 27th, 1897 (February 27 1897)BirthMarian Anderson, American contralto (died in 1993)
February 27th, 1892 (February 27 1892)BirthWilliam Demarest, American actor (died in 1983)
February 27th, 1892 (February 27 1892)DeathLouis Vuitton, French luggage maker (born in 1821)
February 27th, 1891 (February 27 1891)BirthDavid Sarnoff, Russian-born broadcast pioneer (died in 1971)
February 27th, 1891 (February 27 1891)BirthAnne Samson, oldest-ever nun documented (died in 2004)
February 27th, 1890 (February 27 1890)BirthFreddie Keppard, American jazz musician (died in 1933)
February 27th, 1888 (February 27 1888)BirthRoberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (died in 1974)
February 27th, 1888 (February 27 1888)BirthEarl Caddock, American professional wrestler (died in 1950)
February 27th, 1888 (February 27 1888)BirthLotte Lehmann, German singer (died in 1976)
February 27th, 1887 (February 27 1887)DeathAlexander Borodin, Russian composer and chemist (born in 1833)
February 27th, 1886 (February 27 1886)BirthHugo Black, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (died in 1971)
February 27th, 1878 (February 27 1878)BirthAlvan T. Fuller, 50th Governor of Massachusetts (died in 1958)
February 27th, 1864 (February 27 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia.
February 27th, 1862 (February 27 1862)BirthAnastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (died in 1937)
February 27th, 1861 (February 27 1861)EventA crowd in Warsaw protesting against Russian rule over Poland is fired upon by Russian troops, killing five protesters.
February 27th, 1860 (February 27 1860)EventAbraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.Abraham Lincoln Quotes
February 27th, 1844 (February 27 1844)EventThe Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti.
February 27th, 1844 (February 27 1844)DeathNicholas Biddle, President of the Second Bank of the United States (born in 1786)
February 27th, 1831 (February 27 1831)BirthHiram Bond Everest, American cofounder of The Vacuum Oil Company (died in 1913)
February 27th, 1812 (February 27 1812)EventPoet Lord Byron gives his first address as a member of the House of Lords, in defense of Luddite violence against Industrialism in his home county of Nottinghamshire.Lord Byron Quotes
February 27th, 1807 (February 27 1807)BirthHenry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet (died in 1882)Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes
February 27th, 1801 (February 27 1801)EventWashington, DC is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress. See District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801
February 27th, 1779 (February 27 1779)BirthThomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (died in 1842)
February 27th, 1735 (February 27 1735)DeathJohn Arbuthnot, English physician and writer (born in 1667)John Arbuthnot Quotes
February 27th, 1720 (February 27 1720)DeathSamuel Parris, English-born Puritan minister (born in 1653)
February 27th, 1711 (February 27 1711)BirthConstantine Mavrocordatos, Prince of Wallachia and Prince of Moldavia (died in 1769)
February 27th, 1706 (February 27 1706)DeathJohn Evelyn, English diarist (born in 1620)
February 27th, 1700 (February 27 1700)EventThe island of New Britain is discovered.
February 27th, 1699 (February 27 1699)DeathCharles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, English politician (born in c. 1625)
February 27th, 1691 (February 27 1691)BirthEdward Cave, English editor and publisher (died in 1754)
February 27th, 1659 (February 27 1659)DeathHenry Dunster, first President of Harvard College (born in 1609)
February 27th, 1626 (February 27 1626)EventYuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.
February 27th, 1617 (February 27 1617)EventSweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea.
February 27th, 1594 (February 27 1594)EventHenry IV is crowned King of France.
February 27th, 1560 (February 27 1560)EventThe Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation of Scotland.
February 27th, 0272 (February 27 0272)BirthConstantine I, Roman emperor (died in 337)

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