Births, Deaths and Historical Events on November 27th Whenever
1817 - US soldiers attack Florida Indian village, beginning Seminole War
1826 - John Walker invents friction match in England Now you know why we have fire departments.
1863 - Battle of Payne's Farm, VA
US Cavalry Commander George Armstrong Custer
"Payback hurts." - Crazy Horse after the Battle of the Little Big Horn
1868 - Battle at Washita River, Oklahoma. General Custer attacks group of Native American Indians, their chief Black Kettle dies in the attack
1885 - Earliest photograph of a meteor shower made
1895 - Alfred Nobel establishes Nobel Prize
1896 - "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (Thus Spake Zarathustra) debuts in Frankfurt
1901 - U.S. Army War College is established.
1911 - Audience throws vegetables at actors for 1st recorded time in US That did not happen at the Lofte.
1924 - 57,000 watch a High School football game (LA & Polytechnic tie 7-7)
1924 - In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
1926 - Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins
1934 - Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI.
1948 - Honda 1st opens in America
1951 - Cease-fire & demarcation zone accord signed in Panmunjon Korea
1960 - CBS radio cancels "Have Gun Will Travel"
1961 - KHAW TV channel 11 in Hilo, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1962 - 1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965 - 15-25,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam in Wash DC
1970 - George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass"
1983 - Colombian jetliner Boeing 747 crashes in Madrid killing 181
1987 - "Les Miserables," opens at Theatre Royal, Sydney
1987 - Young man survives 7 attempts at suicide in Somerset England He needs to work on psychomotor skills.
1989 - Colombian jetliner bombed killing 107
1989 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1991 - Undertaker beats Hulk Hogan to become new WWF champ
2001 - Hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
2005 - The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France.
2012 - 29 people are killed and 126 are wounded by 8 car bombings across Iraq
2012 - The eurozone announces that it will pay out 43.7 billion euros in loans to Greece
Born on November 27th
1976 Jaleel White, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Steve Urkel-Family Matters
1971 Eric Menendez, New York, accused of killing his parents, Menendez Brothers
1970 Calvin Jones, NFL running back for the Oakland Raiders
1964 Robin Givens, Mrs Mike Tyson, New York City, Darlene-Head of the Class
1963 Fisher Stevens, Chicago, actor, My Science Project, Short Circuit
1957 Caroline Kennedy-Schlossberg, attorney, John F. Kennedy and Jackie's daughter
1955 Bill Nye, born in Washington, D.C., comedian, television host, mechanical engineer, host of children's science show, 'Bill Nye the Science Guy'
1951 Kathryn Bigelow, American Director
1944 Eddie Rabbitt, Brooklyn, country singer, I Love a Rainy Night
1944 Martin Corbett, gay activist
1942 Jimi Hendrix, born in Seattle, Washington rock guitarist, Purple Haze
1940 Bruce Lee, born in San Francisco, California, karate star/actor, Green Hornet
1933 Floyd Cramer, born in Shreveport, Louisiana, pianist, session player, architect of the 'Nashville Sound', played piano on Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel
1917 "Buffalo" Bob Smith, Buffalo, New York, TV host, Howdy Doody
Died on November 27th
1984 Percy Norris, deputy high commissioner of India, shot dead
1981 Lotte Lenya, singer and actress (From Russia With Love), dies in New York at 83
1978 George Moscone, (SF Mayor), shot by Dan White
1978 Harvey Milk, (SF City Supervisor), shot by Dan White
1975 Ross McWhirter, Guinness Book of Records keeper, murdered
1974 Louis B Russell, Jr., longest living heart transplant, dies at 49
1972 Mahalia Jackson, vocalist (Got Whole World in His Hands), dies at 61
1953 Eugene O'Neill, playwright (Nobel 1936), dies in Boston at 65
1932 Benigno Aquino, Jr., Philippine opposition leader; assassinated
1934 "Baby Face" Nelson, Lester Gillis, gangster, shot by FBI at 26
1934 Herman Hollis, FBI agent, killed by Baby Face Nelson
1934 Sam Cowley, FBI agent, killed by Baby Face Nelson
1868 Black Kettle, Motavato, Cheyenne chief, dies