Born on this Day 27th October
1728 Capt.James Cook
1858 Theodore(Teddy) Roosevelt
1914 Dylan Thomas
1939 John Cleese
1953 Robert Picardo
1957 Glenn Hoddle
1958 Simon Le Bon
1978 Vanessa Mae
1984 Kelly Osbourne
Died On This Day
1980 Steve Peregrine Took
1988 Charles Hawtrey
1998 Rosamund John
1956 Tommy Steele made his debut in the UK chart with his first single ‘Rock With The Caveman’.
1960 Ben E King made his first solo record ‘Spanish Harlem/Stand By Me’.
1973 ‘Nutbush City Limits’ by Ike and Tina Turner entered the US Top 40, their last as a duo.
1973 David Cassidy reached No.1 with ‘Daydreamer/Puppy Song’.
1991 Steve Harrison resigned as coach of the England football team.
1991 Australia beat the New Zealand All Blacks 16-6 to go through to the final of the Rugby World Cup against England.
People & Showbiz
1952 The BBC screened part one of the 26 part series ‘Victory At Sea’, Britain’s first TV documentary.
1958 The first edition of ‘Blue Peter’ was transmitted by the BBC.
1986 Australian soap ‘Neighbours’ premiers on British television.
1936 Wallis Simpson obtained a divorce from her husband, making her free to marry Edward VIII.
1969 It was announced that all wildlife in a 3000 acre area around Camberley, Surrey was to be destroyed as a precautionary measure, following an attack on 2 people by a rabid dog.
1978 It was announced that Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, would receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in establishing peaceful relations between their countries.
1986 The City of London experienced ‘Big Bang’ day, due to the deregulation of the money market.
1987 27 year old Gilbert McNamee, the Provisional IRA’s most sophisticated bomb-maker was sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment.
1997 Wall Street suffered the biggest one day points drop on record that prompted the first emergency shutdown of the New York market under rules drawn up after the 1987 crash.