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Notable Historical Events for August 27th

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open

1960Mickey Wright wins LPGA Grossinger Golf Open

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

1984US President Ronald Reagan announces Teacher in Space project

199595th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

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

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

1813Battle of Dresden; Napoleon defeats Austrians

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)

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Notable Birthdays on August 27th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 27th

1966American sportscaster Al Michaels (21) weds Linda Stamaton

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

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

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

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