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Notable Historical Events for December 27th

1992Harry Connick Jr is caught with 9mm gun in NY's JFK airport

2007Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated by a suicide bomber.

1831HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs England for South America

1999Joe Sakic records his 1,000th career point, an assist against the St. Louis Blues

1937Mae West performs Adam & Eve skit that gets her banned from NBC radio

2002"Chicago", starring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta Jones, is released (2002 Best Picture winner)

1983Pope John Paul II pardons man who shot him (Mehmet Ali Agca)

1956Bill Sharman (Boston) ends NBA free throw streak of 55 games

1927Stalin's faction wins All-Union Congress in USSR, Trotsky expelled

1981Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest NHLer to get 100 pts (38th game)

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Notable Birthdays on December 27th

1913Elizabeth Smart, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept)

1883Cyrus S. Eaton, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate (d. 1979)

1901Marlene Dietrich [Maria Losch], Berlin Germany, singer/actress (Blue Angel), (d. 1992)

1822Louis Pasteur, Dole, France, bacteriologist (pasturization), (d. 1895)

1823Mackenzie Bowell, Rickinghall England, 5th Prime Minister of Canada (1894-1896)

1571Johannes Kepler, Weil der Stadt, Germany, astronomer (planetary Motion), (d. 1630)

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Notable Weddings on December 27th

1953Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (22) weds Joan Heise at St. Frances de Chantal Parish in Wantagh, New York

1972Actor Billy Dee Williams (35) weds Teruko Nakagami

December 27th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 27th

1836Stephen Fuller Austin, founder of the US State of Texas, dies at 43

1972Lester B. Pearson, 14th Canadian Prime Minister (Nobel 1957), dies at 75

1923Gustave Eiffel [Alexandre], engineer (Eiffel Tower), dies at 91

2007Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan is assassinated at 54

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