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Notable Historical Events for August 27th

1922Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:28.6)

1996Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Detroit Red Wings to the Tampa Bay Lightning

2008Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States

1813Battle of Dresden; Napoleon defeats Austrians

1941Shah of Iran abdicates throne favour of his son Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

199595th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

2001Angelina Jolie is named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva

1989Betsy King wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship

1960Mickey Wright wins LPGA Grossinger Golf Open

1982Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark

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Notable Birthdays on August 27th

1957Bernhard Langer, Anhausen, German golfer (two-time Masters champion)

1908Lyndon B. Johnson, Stonewall Texas, (D) 36th US President (1963-1969), (d. 1973)

1906Ed Gein, American serial killer (d. 1984)

1952Pee-wee Herman, [Paul Reubens], NY, actor (Pee-wee's Big Adventure)

1947Barbara Bach [Goldbach], Queens, New York, American actress (The Spy Who Loved Me, Force 10 from Navarone)

1908Donald [George] Bradman, Cootamundra New South Wales, Australian cricketer (6,996 runs)

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Notable Weddings on August 27th

1930Journalist H. L. Mencken (49) weds author Sara Haardt (32) at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

1966American sportscaster Al Michaels (21) weds Linda Stamaton

August 27th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 27th

1965Le Corbusier, [Charles Jeanneret], Swiss/French architect, dies at 77

1312Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1262)

1990Stevie Ray Vaughan, American blues guitarist, dies in a helicopter crash at 35

1963W E B Du Bois, scholar/founder (NAACP), dies at 95 in Accra Ghana

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