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Notable Historical Events for September 27th

1979Elton John, sick with flu, collapse on Hollywood Universal Ampitheater

1779John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain

1950Ezzard Charles beats Joe Louis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1991President Bush decides to end full-time B-52 bombers alert

1988The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi is founded in Burma (Myanmar)

1923NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs

1983Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 & drive in 70 runs

193034th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones

2008Greg Maddux wins his final start of his career (#355)

1919Babe Ruth's 29th HR is 1st of year in Wash (1st in every park in league in one season)

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Notable Birthdays on September 27th

1939Kathy Whitworth, Monahans Texas, golfer (7 time LPGA Player of Year)

1722Samuel Adams, Boston Massachusetts, US revolutionary and politican (Lt Gov-Mass, 1789-94)

1984Avril Lavigne, Belleville Ontario, Canadian singer-songwriter

1840Thomas Nast, Landau Germany, political cartoonist of late 1800s America

1817Hiram R. Revels, Fayetteville NC, 1st black US senator

1627Jacques-Benigne bossuet, French bishop and writer (Louis XIV court preacher), (d. 1704)

1949Mike Schmidt, Dayton Ohio, MLB third baseman & HR hitter (Phillies)

1783Agustin I de Iturbide, Valladolid Michoacán, General and 1st Emperor of Mexico (1822-23)

1389Cosimo de Medici, ruler of Florence and patron of the arts (d. 1464)

1972Gwyneth Paltrow, Los Angeles California, actress (Pallbearer, Emma, Hard Eight)

September 27th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 27th

1865Physicist Johannes van der Waals (27) weds Anna Magdalena Smit (18)

2008Actress and singer Scarlett Johansson (23) weds film actor Ryan Reynolds (31) at Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat in Tofino, British Columbia

1759Political activist Thomas Paine (22) weds household servant Mary Lambert (21)

1997Grammy Award winning singer-rapper Coolio (34) weds Los Angeles DJ Josefa Salinas (37) in Las Vegas

1945Actor Richard Cromwell (35) weds actress Angela Lansbury (19) in Independence, California

1920Prime Minister of Australia Robert Menzies (25) weds Pattie Maie Leckie (21) at Kew Presbyterian Church in Melbourne, Australia

1934Baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (28) weds businesswoman Grace Dozier

1876Poet Frederic Mistral (46) weds Marie Louise Aimee Rivière

September 27th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 27th

1965Clara Bow, US actress, dies at 60

1993James Doolittle, US air force general (Tokyo 1942), dies at 96

September 27th Deaths
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