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Notable Historical Events for August 27th

1813Battle of Dresden; Napoleon defeats Austrians

199595th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

1960Mickey Wright wins LPGA Grossinger Golf Open

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open

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

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

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

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

1982Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 27th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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