27 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Louis XIII France, 1601
  • Samuel Adams, 1722
  • Thomas Nast, 1840
  • Edward Noyes Westcott, 1846
  • George Raft, 1895
  • Sam Ervin, 1896
  • Vincent Youmans, 1898
  • Louis Auchincloss, 1917
  • Arthur Penn, 1922
  • William Conrad, 1922
  • Jayne Meadows, 1926
  • Greg Morris, 1934
  • Wilford Brimley, 1934
  • Dith Pran, 1942
  • Meat Loaf, 1947
  • Cheryl Tiegs, 1947
  • Peter Sellars, 1957
  • Shaun Cassidy, 1958

Died On This Day:

  • Pope Urban VII, 1590
  • St. Vincent de Paul, 1660
  • Pope Innocent XII, 1700
  • Rémy de Gourmont, 1915
  • Edgar Degas, 1917
  • Englebert Humperdinck, 1921
  • Aimee Semple McPherson OD, 1944
  • Babe Zaharias, 1956
  • Clara Bow, 1965
  • Gracie Fields, 1979
  • Robert Montgomery, 1981
  • Lloyd Nolan, 1985
  • Gen. Jimmy Doolittle, 1993
  • Donald O'Connor, 2003
  • William Safire, 2009

Today's Events:

  • 1777 - Battle of Germantown starts; George Washington suffers another British defeat.
  • 1825 - First public steam railroad opens in England by George Stephenson; first time locomotive pulls train.
  • 1852 - George Aiken's version of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' starts 100 performance run.
  • 1892 - 'Book matches' patented by Joshua Pusey of Lima, PA.
  • 1920 - Earthquake in China. 100,000 die.
  • 1937 - First school for Santa Claus' opens in Albion, NY. Six students apply.
  • 1938 - HMS Queen Elizabeth launched.
  • 1939 - Warsaw, Poland surrenders to invading Nazis after 19 days of heroic struggle. WWII
  • 1954 - First late night TV talk show, NBC's 'Tonight!' starring Steve Allen, premieres.
  • 1960 - First moving sidewalk, the 'Travelator' begins moving at Bank underground station, London.
  • 1964 - Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of JFK according to Warren Commission Report.
  • 2006 - French doctors perform first operation on a human in zero gravity during a flight from Bordeaux; arm tumor removed.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Elzear
  • Cosmas and Damian

Holiday:

  • Native American Day

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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