Saturday, April 27, 2013



1908 - 4th modern Olympic games opens in London.
1911 - Following the resignation and death of William P. Frye, a compromise is reached to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the United States Senate.
1931 - 100°F (38°C), Pahala, Hawaii (state record).
1933 - Karl Jansky reports reception of cosmic radio signal in Wash DC.
1937 - 1st US social security payment made.
1938 - Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded "I Hadn’t Anyone ’til You" with Jack Leonard as vocalist.

1940 - Himmler orders establishment of Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
1941 - German troops occupy Athens Greece.
1942 - Belgium Jews are forced to wear stars.
1942 - Tornado destroys Pryor Oklahoma killing 100, injuring 300.
1945 - Italian partisans capture Benito Mussolini prisoner.
1946 - 1st radar installation aboard a comercial ship installed.
1947 - Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & through out US.

1950 - "Tickets, Please" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 245 performances.
1953 - Wrestler Freddie Blassie coins term "Pencil neck geek".
1956 - Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing.
1961 - NASA launches Explorer 11 into Earth orbit to study gamma rays.
1961 - NFL officially recognizes Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
1964 - John Lennon's "In His Own Write," a collection of funny poems and drawings, was published in the U.S.
1967 - Expo '67 opens in Montreal.
1968 - Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson" is released.

1969 - Glen Campbell and Dionne Warwick are guests on Jose Feliciano's TV special.
1971 - The final episode of "Green Acres" airs.

1972 - Apollo 16 returns to Earth.
1972 - NYC Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported.
1973 - Opryland opens in Nashville, TN.
1978 - Accident at nuclear reactor Willow Island, W Virginia, kills 51.
1979 - George Harrison releases "Love Comes to Everyone."
1980 - Studio 54 in New York shut down on its third anniversary of its opening.
1981 - Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach are married in London.

1981 - Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.
1982 - Trial of John W Hinckley Jr attempted assassin of Reagan, begins.
1983 - Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson.

1984 - Over 70 inches of snow falls on Red Lake Montana.
1986 - "Sweet Charity" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 368 performances.
1986 - Captain Midnight (John R MacDougall) interrupts HBO.
1987 - US Justice Dept bars Austrian Chancellor Kurt Waldheim from entering US, due to his aid of Nazi Germany during WW II.
1990 - 50th annual barbershop quartet singing convention held (Mich).
1991 - Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by David Ozio.
1994 - "Inspector Calls" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 454 performances.
1994 - President Nixon buried in Nixon Library in Calif.

2002 - The last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10.
2005 - The Superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France.
2006 - Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City.


  1. Love the Tommy Dorsey music to listen to while you read this post...thanks

  2. You're the best Vicky! Thank you.