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  • What happened on November 27
  • November 27 is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 34 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on November 27
  • AD 25 – Luoyang is declared capital of the Eastern Han dynasty by Emperor Guangwu of Han.
  • 176 – Emperor Marcus Aurelius grants his son Commodus the rank of “Imperator” and makes him Supreme Commander of theRoman legions.
  • 395 – Rufinus, praetorian prefect of the East, is murdered by Gothic mercenaries under Gainas.
  • 511 – King Clovis I dies at Lutetia and is buried in the Abbey of St Genevieve.
  • 602 – Emperor Maurice is forced to watch his five sons be executed before being beheaded himself.
  • 1095 – Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont.
  • 1703 – The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.
  • 1727 – The foundation stone to the Jerusalem Church in Berlin is laid.
  • 1807 – The Portuguese Royal Family leaves Lisbon to escape from Napoleonic troops.
  • 1810 – The Berners Street hoax was perpetrated by Theodore Hook in the City of Westminster, London.
  • 1815 – Adoption of Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland.
  • 1830 – Saint Catherine Labouré experiences a Marian apparition.
  • 1835 – James Pratt and John Smith are hanged in London; they are the last two to be executed for sodomy in England.
  • 1839 – In Boston, Massachusetts, the American Statistical Association is founded.
  • 1856 – The Coup of 1856 leads to Luxembourg’s unilateral adoption of a new, reactionary constitution.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and several of his men escape the Ohio Penitentiary and return safely to the South.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: Battle of Mine Run: Union forces under General George Meade take up positions against troops led by Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
  • 1868 – American Indian Wars: Battle of Washita River: United States Army Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer leads an attack on Cheyenne living on reservation land.
  • 1886 – German judge Emil Hartwich sustains fatal injuries in a duel, which would become the background for Theodor Fontane’s Effi Briest.
  • 1895 – At the Swedish–Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after he dies.
  • 1896 – Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss is first performed.
  • 1901 – The U.S. Army War College is established.
  • 1912 – Spain declares a protectorate over the north shore of Morocco.
  • 1924 – In New York City, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
  • 1940 – In Romania, the ruling Iron Guard fascist party assassinates over 60 of arrested King Carol II of Romania’s aides and other political dissidents.
  • 1940 – World War II: At the Battle of Cape Spartivento, the Royal Navy engages the Regia Marina in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • 1942 – World War II: At Toulon, the French navy scuttles its ships and submarines to keep them out of Nazi hands.
  • 1944 – World War II: RAF Fauld explosion: An explosion at a Royal Air Force ammunition dump in Staffordshire kills seventy people.
  • 1945 – CARE (then the Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe) was founded to a send CARE Packages of food relief to Europe after World War II.
  • 1954 – Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.
  • 1965 – Vietnam War: The Pentagon tells U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson that if planned operations are to succeed, the number of American troops in Vietnamhas to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000.
  • 1968 – Penny Ann Early became the first woman to play major professional basketball, for the Kentucky Colonels in an ABA game against the Los Angeles Stars.
  • 1971 – The Soviet space program’s Mars 2 orbiter releases a descent module. It malfunctions and crashes, but it is the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars.
  • 1973 – Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States Senate votes 92–3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States. (On December 6, theHouse will confirm him 387–35).
  • 1975 – The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter had announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.
  • 1978 – In San Francisco, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.
  • 1978 – The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is founded in the city of Riha (Urfa) in Turkey.
  • 1983 – Avianca Flight 011: A Boeing 747 crashes near Madrid’s Barajas Airport, killing 181.
  • 1984 – Under the Brussels Agreement signed between the governments of the United Kingdom and Spain, the former agreed to enter into discussions with Spain over Gibraltar, including sovereignty.
  • 1987 – South African Airways Flight 295 crashes and kills all 159 on board.
  • 1989 – Avianca Flight 203: A Boeing 727 explodes in mid-air over Colombia, killing all 107 people on board and three people on the ground. The Medellín Cartelwill claim responsibility for the attack.
  • 1992 – For the second time in a year, military forces try to overthrow president Carlos Andrés Pérez in Venezuela.
  • 1997 – Twenty-five people are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.
  • 1999 – The centre-left Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand’s history.
  • 2001 – A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
  • 2004 – Pope John Paul II returns the relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
  • 2006 – The Canadian House of Commons approves a motion introduced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper recognizing the Québécois as a nation within Canada.
  • 2009 – Nevsky Express bombing: A bomb explodes on the Nevsky Express train between Moscow and Saint Petersburg, derailing it and causing 28 deaths and 96 injuries.
  • 2015 – United States: An active shooter inside a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado, shoots at least four police officers. One officer later dies. Two civilians were also killed, and six injured. The shooter later surrendered.

 

 

 

  • Births on November 27
  • 111 – Antinous, Greek favourite of Hadrian (d. 130)
  • 1127 – Emperor Xiaozong of Song (d. 1194)
  • 1380 – King Ferdinand I of Aragon (d. 1416)
  • 1576 – Shimazu Tadatsune, Japanese daimyo (d. 1638)
  • 1582 – Pierre Dupuy, French historian and scholar (d. 1651)
  • 1630 – Sigismund Francis, Archduke of Austria (d. 1665)
  • 1701 – Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer, physicist, and mathematician (d. 1744)
  • 1710 – Robert Lowth, English bishop and academic (d. 1787)
  • 1746 – Robert R. Livingston, American lawyer and politician, 1st United States Secretary for Foreign Affairs (d. 1813)
  • 1746 – Increase Sumner, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 5th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1799)
  • 1754 – Georg Forster, German-Polish ethnologist and journalist (d. 1794)
  • 1759 – Franz Krommer, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1831)
  • 1779 – Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (d. 1865)
  • 1804 – Julius Benedict, German-English conductor and composer (d. 1885)
  • 1809 – Fanny Kemble, English actress, playwright, and poet (d. 1893)
  • 1814 – Charles-François-Frédéric, marquis de Montholon-Sémonville, French politician and diplomat, French ambassador to the United States (d. 1886)
  • 1833 – Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (d. 1897)
  • 1843 – Cornelius Vanderbilt II, American businessman (d. 1899)
  • 1845 – Frederic Crowninshield, American artist and author (d. 1918)
  • 1853 – Frank Dicksee, English painter and illustrator (d. 1928)
  • 1857 – Charles Scott Sherrington, English physiologist, bacteriologist, and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1952)
  • 1859 – William Bliss Baker, American painter (d. 1886)
  • 1865 – Janez Evangelist Krek, Slovene priest, journalist, and politician (d. 1917)
  • 1867 – Charles Koechlin, French composer and educator (d. 1950)
  • 1870 – Juho Kusti Paasikivi, Finnish academic and politician, 7th President of Finland (d. 1956)
  • 1871 – Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist and engineer (d. 1950)
  • 1874 – Charles A. Beard, American historian, author, and educator, co-founded The New School (d. 1948)
  • 1874 – Chaim Weizmann, Belarusian-Israeli chemist and politician, 1st President of Israel (d. 1952)
  • 1875 – Julius Lenhart, Austrian gymnast (d. 1962)
  • 1878 – Jatindramohan Bagchi, Indian poet and critic (d. 1948)
  • 1878 – Charles Dvorak, American pole vaulter and coach (d. 1969)
  • 1885 – Daniel Mendaille, French actor (d. 1963)
  • 1885 – Liviu Rebreanu, Romanian author and playwright (d. 1944)
  • 1887 – Masaharu Homma, Japanese general (d. 1946)
  • 1888 – Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar, Indian activist and politician, 1st Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 1956)
  • 1894 – Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese businessman, founded Panasonic (d. 1989)
  • 1894 – Katherine Milhous, American author and illustrator (d. 1977)
  • 1894 – Amphilochius of Pochayiv, Ukrainian monk and saint (d. 1971)
  • 1897 – Vito Genovese, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1969)
  • 1898 – Fredric Warburg, English author and publisher (d. 1981)
  • 1901 – Ted Husing, American sportscaster (d. 1962)
  • 1903 – Lars Onsager, Norwegian-American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)
  • 1907 – Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Indian poet and author (d. 2003)
  • 1907 – L. Sprague de Camp, American historian and author (d. 2000)
  • 1909 – James Agee, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic (d. 1955)
  • 1909 – Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1967)
  • 1911 – Fe del Mundo, Filipino pediatrician and educator (d. 2011)
  • 1911 – David Merrick, American director and producer (d. 2000)
  • 1916 – Chick Hearn, American sportscaster and actor (d. 2002)
  • 1917 – Buffalo Bob Smith, American actor and television host (d. 1998)
  • 1918 – Stephen Elliott, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1920 – Abe Lenstra, Dutch footballer (d. 1985)
  • 1920 – Buster Merryfield, English actor (d. 1999)
  • 1920 – Cal Worthington, American captain and car dealer (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Dora Dougherty Strother, American pilot and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Alexander Dubček, Slovak soldier and politician (d. 1992)
  • 1922 – Hall Bartlett, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)
  • 1925 – John Maddox, Welsh chemist, physicist, and journalist (d. 2009)
  • 1925 – Marshall Thompson, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1925 – Ernie Wise, English actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1926 – Chae Myung-shin, South Korean general (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – Carlos José Castilho, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 1987)
  • 1927 – William E. Simon, American soldier and politician, 63rd United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 2000)
  • 1928 – Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor and director (d. 2005)
  • 1928 – Josh Kirby, English painter and illustrator (d. 2001)
  • 1930 – Joe DeNardo, American meteorologist
  • 1930 – Dick Poole, Australian rugby league player and coach
  • 1930 – Rex Shelley, Singaporean engineer and author (d. 2009)
  • 1930 – Alan Simpson, English screenwriter and producer
  • 1932 – Benigno Aquino, Jr., Filipino journalist and politician (d. 1983)
  • 1933 – Jacques Godbout, Canadian journalist, author, director, and screenwriter
  • 1933 – Gordon S. Wood, American historian and academic
  • 1934 – Ammo Baba, Iraqi footballer and manager (d. 2009)
  • 1934 – Al Jackson, Jr., American drummer, songwriter, and producer (d. 1975)
  • 1934 – Gilbert Strang, American mathematician and academic
  • 1935 – Les Blank, American director and producer (d. 2013)
  • 1935 – Daniel Charles, French musicologist and philosopher (d. 2008)
  • 1935 – Willie Pastrano, American boxer (d. 1997)
  • 1937 – Gail Sheehy, American journalist and author
  • 1938 – John Ashworth, English biologist and academic
  • 1938 – Apolo Nsibambi, Ugandan academic and politician, Prime Minister of Uganda
  • 1939 – Dave Giusti, American baseball player and manager
  • 1939 – Tony Green, English sportscaster
  • 1939 – Laurent-Désiré Kabila, Congolese politician, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 2001)
  • 1940 – Bruce Lee, American-Chinese actor, martial artist, and screenwriter (d. 1973)
  • 1941 – Aimé Jacquet, French footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1941 – Eddie Rabbitt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)
  • 1941 – Louis van Dijk, Dutch pianist
  • 1942 – Henry Carr, American football player and sprinter (d. 2015)
  • 1942 – Marilyn Hacker, American poet and critic
  • 1942 – Jimi Hendrix, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1970)
  • 1943 – Nicole Brossard, Canadian author and poet
  • 1943 – Jil Sander, German fashion designer, founded Jil Sander AG
  • 1944 – Mickey Leland, American activist and politician (d. 1989)
  • 1945 – James Avery, American actor (d. 2013)
  • 1945 – Phil Bloom, Dutch model and actress
  • 1945 – Randy Brecker, American trumpeter and flugelhornist
  • 1945 – Alain de Cadenet, English race car driver
  • 1945 – Benigno Fitial, Mariana Islander businessman and politician, 7th Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • 1945 – Simon Townsend, Australian journalist and television host
  • 1946 – Richard Codey, American politician, 53rd Governor of New Jersey
  • 1947 – Don Adams, American basketball player (d. 2013)
  • 1947 – Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, Ethiopian-Djiboutian lawyer and politician, President of Djibouti
  • 1947 – Neil Rosenshein, American tenor and actor
  • 1949 – Masanori Sekiya, Japanese race car driver
  • 1950 – Gavyn Davies, English journalist and businessman
  • 1951 – Kathryn Bigelow, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1951 – Gunnar Graps, Estonian singer and guitarist (d. 2004)
  • 1952 – Sheila Copps, Canadian journalist and politician, 6th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1952 – Bappi Lahiri, Indian singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1952 – Jim Wetherbee, American captain, engineer, and astronaut
  • 1953 – Curtis Armstrong, American actor, singer, and producer
  • 1953 – Boris Grebenshchikov, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1953 – Tarmo Kõuts, Estonian admiral and politician
  • 1953 – Lyle Mays, American keyboardist and composer
  • 1953 – Richard Stone, American composer (d. 2001)
  • 1954 – Arthur Smith, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
  • 1955 – Pierre Mondou, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1955 – Bill Nye, American engineer, educator, and television host
  • 1956 – William Fichtner, American actor
  • 1956 – John McCarthy, English journalist and author
  • 1957 – Kenny Acheson, Northern Irish race car driver
  • 1957 – Frank Boeijen, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1957 – Caroline Kennedy, American lawyer and diplomat, 29th United States Ambassador to Japan
  • 1957 – Callie Khouri, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1957 – Michael A. Stackpole, American game designer and author
  • 1957 – Edda Heiðrún Backman, Icelandic actress, singer, director and artist (d. 2016)
  • 1958 – Tetsuya Komuro, Japanese singer-songwriter, and producer
  • 1958 – Mike Scioscia, American baseball player and manager
  • 1959 – Charlie Burchill, Scottish guitarist and songwriter
  • 1959 – Viktoria Mullova, Russian violinist
  • 1960 – Kevin Henkes, American author and illustrator
  • 1960 – Ken O’Brien, American football player and coach
  • 1960 – Tim Pawlenty, American lawyer and politician, 39th Governor of Minnesota
  • 1960 – Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian economist and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Ukraine
  • 1960 – Gianni Vernetti, Italian lawyer and politician
  • 1961 – Samantha Bond, English actress
  • 1961 – Steve Oedekerk, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1962 – Charlie Benante, American drummer and songwriter
  • 1962 – Mike Bordin, American drummer
  • 1962 – Davey Boy Smith, English-Canadian wrestler (d. 2002)
  • 1963 – Fisher Stevens, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1964 – Robin Givens, American actress
  • 1964 – Roberto Mancini, Italian footballer and manager
  • 1964 – Hisayuki Sasaki, Japanese golfer (d. 2013)
  • 1965 – Danielle Ammaccapane, American golfer
  • 1968 – Michael Vartan, French-American actor
  • 1968 – Al Barrow, English bass guitarist (Magnum)
  • 1969 – Damian Hinds, English politician
  • 1969 – Myles Kennedy, American singer-songwriter
  • 1971 – Kirk Acevedo, American actor
  • 1971 – Larry Allen, American football player
  • 1971 – Iván Rodríguez, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
  • 1971 – Nick Van Exel, American basketball player and coach
  • 1972 – Shane Salerno, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1973 – Sharlto Copley, South African actor
  • 1973 – Samantha Harris, American model and television host
  • 1973 – Evan Karagias, American wrestler and actor
  • 1973 – Jin Katagiri, Japanese comedian, actor, sculptor, and potter
  • 1973 – Twista, American rapper and producer
  • 1974 – Wendy Houvenaghel, Northern Irish racing cyclist
  • 1974 – Alec Newman, Scottish actor
  • 1975 – Bad Azz, American rapper
  • 1975 – Martín Gramática, Argentinian-American football player
  • 1975 – Rain Vessenberg, Estonian footballer
  • 1976 – Jean Grae, South African-American rapper and producer
  • 1976 – Chad Kilger, Canadian ice hockey player and firefighter
  • 1976 – Jaleel White, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1977 – Willie Bloomquist, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Eszter Molnár, Hungarian tennis player
  • 1978 – Jimmy Rollins, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Mike Skinner, English rapper and producer
  • 1978 – Radek Štěpánek, Czech tennis player
  • 1979 – Ricky Carmichael, American motocross racer
  • 1979 – Hilary Hahn, American violinist
  • 1979 – Teemu Tainio, Finnish footballer
  • 1980 – Jackie Greene, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1980 – Veronika Portsmuth, Estonian singer and conductor
  • 1980 – Michael Yardy, English cricketer
  • 1981 – Bruno Alves, Portuguese footballer
  • 1981 – Matthew Taylor, English footballer
  • 1982 – David Bellion, French footballer
  • 1982 – Tommy Robinson, English activist, co-founded the English Defence League
  • 1983 – Professor Green, English rapper
  • 1984 – Izumi Kitta, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1984 – Domata Peko, American football player
  • 1984 – Leslie Dewan, American entrepreneur
  • 1985 – Park Soo-jin, South Korean singer
  • 1985 – Alison Pill, Canadian actress
  • 1985 – Thilo Versick, German footballer
  • 1986 – Misato Nagano, Japanese voice actor
  • 1986 – Suresh Kumar Raina, Indian cricketer
  • 1986 – Steven Silva, American-Filipino footballer
  • 1986 – Xavi Torres, Spanish footballer
  • 1986 – Oritsé Williams, English singer-songwriter, producer, and dancer
  • 1988 – Max Jason Mai, Slovak singer-songwriter
  • 1989 – Freddie Sears, English footballer
  • 1990 – Josh Dubovie, English singer
  • 1992 – Ala Boratyn, Polish singer-songwriter
  • 1992 – Park Chanyeol, South Korean singer-songwriter

 

 

 

  • Deaths on November 27
  • 8 BC – Horace, Roman soldier and poet (b. 65 BC)
  • 395 – Rufinus, Roman politician (b. 335)
  • 450 – Galla Placidia, Roman Empress (b. 392)
  • 511 – Clovis I, king of the Franks
  • 602 – Maurice, Byzantine emperor (b. 539)
  • 639 – Acarius, bishop of Doornik and Noyon
  • 1198 – Constance, Queen of Sicily (b. 1154)
  • 1252 – Blanche of Castile (b. 1188)
  • 1346 – Saint Gregory of Sinai (b. c. 1260)
  • 1382 – Philip van Artevelde, Flemish patriot (b. 1340)
  • 1474 – Guillaume Dufay, Flemish composer and educator (b. 1397)
  • 1570 – Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (b. 1486)
  • 1592 – Nakagawa Hidemasa, Japanese commander (b. 1568)
  • 1632 – John Eliot, English politician (b. 1592)
  • 1703 – Henry Winstanley, English painter and engineer (b. 1644)
  • 1754 – Abraham de Moivre, French-English mathematician and theorist (b. 1667)
  • 1811 – Andrew Meikle, Scottish engineer, designed the threshing machine (b. 1719)
  • 1830 – André Parmentier, Belgian-American architect (b. 1780)
  • 1852 – Ada Lovelace, English mathematician and computer scientist (b. 1815)
  • 1875 – Richard Christopher Carrington, English astronomer and educator (b. 1826)
  • 1881 – Theobald Boehm, German flute player and composer (b. 1794)
  • 1884 – Fanny Elssler, Austrian ballerina (b. 1810)
  • 1895 – Alexandre Dumas, fils, French novelist and playwright (b. 1824)
  • 1899 – Constant Fornerod, Swiss academic and politician, 10th President of the Swiss Council of States (b. 1819)
  • 1901 – Clement Studebaker, American businessman, co-founded Studebaker (b. 1831)
  • 1908 – Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist and palaeontologist (b. 1827)
  • 1916 – Emile Verhaeren, Belgian poet and playwright (b. 1855)
  • 1919 – Manuel Espinosa Batista, Panamanian pharmacist and politician (b. 1857)
  • 1920 – Alexius Meinong, Ukrainian-Austrian philosopher and author (b. 1853)
  • 1921 – Douglas Cameron, Canadian contractor and politician, 8th Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (b. 1854)
  • 1931 – Lya De Putti, Slovak-American actress (b. 1899)
  • 1934 – Baby Face Nelson, American criminal (b. 1908)
  • 1936 – Basil Zaharoff, Greek-French businessman and philanthropist (b. 1849)
  • 1940 – Nicolae Iorga, Romanian historian and politician, 34th Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1871)
  • 1943 – Ivo Lola Ribar, Croatian soldier and politician (b. 1916)
  • 1944 – Leonid Mandelstam, Russian physicist and academic (b. 1879)
  • 1953 – Eugene O’Neill, American playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
  • 1955 – Arthur Honegger, French-Swiss composer and academic (b. 1892)
  • 1958 – Georgi Damyanov, Bulgarian politician, Head of State of Bulgaria (b. 1892)
  • 1958 – Artur Rodziński, Polish-American conductor (b. 1892)
  • 1960 – Frederick Fane, Irish-English cricketer (b. 1875)
  • 1960 – Dirk Jan de Geer, Dutch lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1870)
  • 1962 – August Lass, Estonian footballer (b. 1903)
  • 1967 – Léon M’ba, Gabonese politician, 1st President of Gabon (b. 1902)
  • 1970 – Helene Madison, American swimmer and nurse (b. 1913)
  • 1973 – Frank Christian, American trumpet player (b. 1887)
  • 1975 – Alberto Massimino, Italian automotive engineer (b. 1895)
  • 1975 – Ross McWhirter, English author and activist, co-founded the Guinness Book of Records (b. 1925)
  • 1977 – Mart Laga, Estonian basketball player (b. 1936)
  • 1978 – Harvey Milk, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1930)
  • 1978 – George Moscone, American lawyer and politician, 37th Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1929)
  • 1980 – F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect, designed the Villa Vizcaya (b. 1882)
  • 1981 – Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer and actress (b. 1898)
  • 1985 – Rendra Karno, Indonesian actor (b. 1920)
  • 1988 – John Carradine, American actor (b. 1906)
  • 1988 – Jan Hein Donner, Dutch chess player and author (b. 1927)
  • 1989 – Carlos Arias Navarro, Spanish lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1908)
  • 1990 – David White, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 1990 – Basilis C. Xanthopoulos, Greek physicist and academic (b. 1951)
  • 1992 – Ivan Generalić, Croatian painter (b. 1914)
  • 1994 – Fernando Lopes-Graça, Portuguese composer and conductor (b. 1906)
  • 1997 – Buck Leonard, American baseball player and educator (b. 1907)
  • 1998 – Barbara Acklin, American singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 1999 – Yasuhiro Kojima, Japanese-American wrestler and trainer (b. 1937)
  • 1999 – Alain Peyrefitte, French scholar and politician, French Minister of Justice (b. 1925)
  • 1999 – Elizabeth Gray Vining, American author and librarian (b. 1902)
  • 2000 – Malcolm Bradbury, English author and academic (b. 1932)
  • 2000 – Uno Prii, Estonian-Canadian architect (b. 1924)
  • 2000 – Len Shackleton, English footballer and journalist (b. 1922)
  • 2002 – Billie Bird, American actress (b. 1908)
  • 2002 – Shivmangal Singh Suman, Indian poet and academic (b. 1915)
  • 2005 – Jocelyn Brando, American actress (b. 1919)
  • 2005 – Joe Jones, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2006 – Don Butterfield, American tuba player (b. 1923)
  • 2006 – Bebe Moore Campbell, American author and educator (b. 1950)
  • 2006 – Casey Coleman, American sportscaster (b. 1951)
  • 2007 – Bernie Banton, Australian activist (b. 1946)
  • 2007 – Robert Cade, American physician and academic, co-invented Gatorade (b. 1927)
  • 2007 – Sean Taylor, American football player (b. 1983)
  • 2007 – Bill Willis, American football player and coach (b. 1921)
  • 2008 – V. P. Singh, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of India (b. 1931)
  • 2009 – Al Alberts, American singer-songwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2010 – Irvin Kershner, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1923)
  • 2011 – Len Fulford, English photographer and director (b. 1928)
  • 2011 – Ken Russell, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • 2011 – Gary Speed, Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1969)
  • 2012 – Mickey Baker, American guitarist (b. 1925)
  • 2012 – Ab Fafié, Dutch footballer and manager (b. 1941)
  • 2012 – Érik Izraelewicz, French journalist and author (b. 1954)
  • 2012 – Marvin Miller, American businessman and union leader (b. 1917)
  • 2012 – Jack Wishna, American photographer and businessman, co-founded Rockcityclub (b. 1958)
  • 2013 – Lewis Collins, English-American actor (b. 1946)
  • 2013 – Herbert F. DeSimone, American lawyer and politician, Attorney General of Rhode Island (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Volker Roemheld, German physiologist and biologist (b. 1941)
  • 2013 – Nílton Santos, Brazilian footballer (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Manuel F. Segura, Filipino colonel (b. 1919)
  • 2014 – Wanda Błeńska, Polish physician and missionary (b. 1911)
  • 2014 – Phillip Hughes, Australian cricketer (b. 1988)
  • 2014 – P. D. James, English author (b. 1920)
  • 2014 – Jack Kyle, Irish rugby player and humanitarian (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – Fernance B. Perry, Portuguese-American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1922)
  • 2015 – Mark Behr, Tanzanian-South African author and academic (b. 1963)
  • 2015 – Maurice Strong, Canadian businessman and diplomat (b. 1929)
  • 2015 – Garrett Swasey, American figure skater and coach (b. 1971)
  • 2015 – Philippe Washer, Belgian tennis player and golfer (b. 1924)
  • 2016 – Ioannis Grivas, Greek statesman (b. 1923)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on November 27
  • Christian feast day:
    • Barlaam and Josaphat, the Christianized version of Buddha
    • Congar of Congresbury
    • Facundus and Primitivus
    • Francis Fasani
    • Humilis of Bisignano
    • Leonard of Port Maurice
    • Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Roman Catholic)
    • Vergilius of Salzburg
    • November 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Earliest day on which Advent Sunday can fall, while December 3 is the latest; celebrated on the Sunday nearest to St. Andrew’s Day (Western Christianity)
  • Maaveerar Day (Tamil Eelam, Sri Lanka)
  • Native American Heritage Day (United States)
  • Naval Infantry Day (Russia)
  • Teacher’s Day (Spain)
  • Lancashire Day (United Kingdom)

 

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