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Notable Historical Events for February 27th

1963Mickey Mantle of NY Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000

1991Singer James Brown is released from prison

201183rd Academy Awards - "The King's Speech," Colin Firth & Natalie Portman win

199812th Soul Train Music Awards: Puff Daddy, Whitney Houston win

2007Mark Messier's #11 jersey is retired by the Edmonton Oilers

1937Bradman scores 169 in 5th Test Cricket v England in 223 minutes

1938Britain & France recognize Franco government in Spain

200244th Grammy Awards: Walk On, Alicia Keys wins

1992Tiger Woods, 16, becomes youngest PGA golfer in 35 years

1959Boston Celtic Bob Cousy sets NBA record with 28 assists Boston Celtics score 173 points against Minneapolis Lakers

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Notable Birthdays on February 27th

1961James Worthy, Gastonia North Carolina, NBA small forward (LA Lakers, 1988 Playoff MVP)

1902John Steinbeck, Salinas California, author (Grapes of Wrath-Nobel 1962)

1981Josh Groban, Los Angeles California, American singer (You Raise Me Up)

272Constantine I, Naissus, Roman emperor (306-337) (adopted Christianity)

1932Elizabeth Taylor, London, English-American actress (Father of the Bride, Butterfield 8, Cleopatra) (d. 2011)

1934Ralph Nader, Winsted Connecticut, American consumer advocate (Unsafe at Any Speed)

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Notable Deaths on February 27th

1986Jacques Plante, Canadian ice hockey goalie, dies of stomach cancer at 57

1892Louis Vuitton, French luggage maker (b. 1821)

1936Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist (reflexes, Nobel 1904), dies at 86

2002Spike Milligan, Irish comedian (b. 1918)

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