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Notable Historical Events for August 27th

1984US President Ronald Reagan announces Teacher in Space project

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open

1928Kellogg-Briand Pact, 60 nations agree to outlaw war

1953"Roman Holiday", starring Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, and Eddie Albert, is released

199595th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

200658th Emmy Awards: 24, The Office, Kiefer Sutherland & Mariska Hargitay win

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 27th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

2005Actor Robert Downey Jr (40) weds producer Susan Levin (31) at the Windy Dune Estat in Amagansett, New York

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Notable Deaths on August 27th

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

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

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

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

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