This was 271st day of the year and 95 days remained in the year.

September 27 Birthdays

Samuel Adams
1722–1803, political leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, born in Boston, Mass.; second cousin of John Adams.

Cosimo de' Medici
merchant prince (1389)

Alfred Thayer Mahan
naval historian (1840)

Thomas Nast
caricaturist (1840)

Vincent Youmans
composer (1898)

Gwyneth Paltrow
actor (1972)

September 27 in History


Pope Paul III approved the charter for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), founded by St. Ignatius Loyola.


Warsaw, Poland, was surrendered to the Nazis after weeks of resistance.


Typhoon Vera battered the Japanese island of Honshu, killing almost 5,000 people.


The Warren Commission report concluded that there was no conspiracy in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy; Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.


Mark McGwire hit his record-setting 69th and 70th home runs in the last game of the regular season.

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