This was 300th day of the year and 65 days remained in the year.

October 27 Birthdays

Isaac Singer
1811–75, American inventor, b. Rensselaer co., N.Y..

humanist (1466)

James Cook
explorer and navigator (1728)

Niccolò Paganini
violinist (1782)

Theodore Roosevelt
26th U.S. president (1858)

Emily Post
etiquette authority (1873)

Dylan Thomas
poet (1914)

Roy Lichtenstein
painter (1923)

Sylvia Plath
poet (1932)

John Cleese
actor (1939)

Maxine Hong Kingston
writer (1940 )

Roberto Benigni
actor and filmmaker (1952)

October 27 in History


The first of the Federalist Papers, which called for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, was published.


New York City's first rapid transit subway, the IRT, opened.


Du Pont announced that it would name its new synthetic yarn nylon.


Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their work toward a Middle East accord.


The Dow Jones industrial average fell 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down.


After an 86 year wait, the Boston Red Sox finally captured a World Series trophy.

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