Today in History for 27th September 2021

Historical Events

1953 – Typhoon destroys one third of Nagoya, Japan
1959 – Braves and Dodgers finish in a tie (86-68)
1982 – Cards clinching NL East title
1987 – Ryder Cup Golf, Muirfield Village GC: Europe beats US, 15-13; after 13-0 unbeaten record spanning 60 years, US loses for first time on home soil
1996 – Baltimore Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck
2001 – At its two-day meeting in Vienna, OPEC decides to keep its production quotas unchanged at 23.2 million barrels per day, despite crude oil being at its lowest price levels since 1999

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Famous Birthdays

1911 – Peter Doig, British Labour Party politician, born in Lochgelly, Fife, Scotland (d. 1996)
1919 – Jayne Meadows, American actress (Dark Delusion, David and Bathsheba) and wife of Steve Allen, born in Wuchang, Hubei, China (d. 2015)
1940 – Josephine Barstow, British opera soprano singer, born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
1953 – Benjamin Gene Brown, 4X400 runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in San Francisco, California
1957 – Richard Vagg, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
1991 – Simona Halep, Romanian tennis player (French Open 2018, Wimbledon 2019), born in Constanța, Romania

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Famous Deaths

1831 – Joannis Capodistrias, Greek governor of Troezen, murdered at 55
1944 – Aristide Maillol, French painter and sculptor (Seated Woman), dies in car crash at 82
1948 – Frank Cellier, British actor (Quiet Wedding, Big Blockade), dies from ill health at 64
1972 – S. R. Ranganathan, Indian mathematician (b. 1892)
1977 – Jock Hutchison, Scottish golfer (PGA C’ship 1920, British Open 1921), dies at 93
1993 – Andrei Solovyiov, Russian photographer, dies in battle at 38

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