On This Day
Discover events that happened On This Day including famous birthdays and notable deaths. Each day we highlight famous people, past and present, who have impacted our world. Browse sections by selecting the links below or click the calendar to view events on another day.
Events on This Day
Groucho Marx hosts the premiere of You Bet Your Life on ABC radio.
Requiem for a Dream opens in theaters, starring Ellen Burstyn as a mother who becomes addicted to amphetamines. She receives an Oscar nomination for her performance.
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is elected president of Brazil.
The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time since 1918. Manny Ramirez is named most valuable player.
William Penn and a group of English Quakers found Philadelphia.
Theodore Roosevelt marries Alice Hathaway Lee.
Mrs. Wallis Simpson is granted a preliminary decree of divorce in order to marry the Duke of Windsor. Since British royalty cannot marry divorcées, he abdicates the throne.
Singer Gloria Estefan becomes the first pop artist to be called upon by a pope to perform.
Born on This Day
Born: October 27, 1939
Age: 74 years old
Birthplace: Weston-super-Mare, England
Singer / 1958 -
Simon Le Bon was lead singer of the 1980s pop group Duran Duran, known for recording the hit song “Hungry Like the Wolf.” He left the group before they later reunited in 2001.
1958 | 55 years old
1923 | 73 years old
Born: October 27, 1932
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: Academic, Editor, Author, Poet
1914 | 39 years old
1984 | 29 years old
Actress, Fashion Designer, Singer
Died on This Day
Died: October 27, 1605
Age: 63 years old
Place: Agra , India
Occupation: Political Leader, Emperor
1975 | 88 years old
2009 | 89 years old
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