This Day In History
August 27
Day 23 WWI
Year Month Start Date Event
1725 August 27 August 27 - French ship Chameau sank near Louisbourg.
1820 August 27 Born - August 27 - Charles-René-Léonidas d'Irumberry de Salaberry, militia officer (d.1882)
1865 August 27 Died - August 27 - Thomas Chandler Haliburton, author, judge and politician (born 1796)
1873 August 27 Born - August 27 - Maud Allan, actor, dancer and choreographer (d.1956)
1884 August 27 Born - August 27 - John Edward Brownlee, politician and 5th Premier of Alberta (d.1961)
1898 August 27 Born - August 27 - Gaspard Fauteux, politician, Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons and Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec (d.1963)
1953 August 27 Born - August 27 – Alex Lifeson, guitarist
1960 August 27 Born - August 27 – Mike Mahovlich, javelin thrower
1962 August 27 Born - August 27 – Adam Oates, ice hockey and lacrosse player
1964 August 27 Born - August 27 – Paul Bernardo, serial killer and rapist
1966 August 27 Born - August 27 – Gianni Vignaduzzi, track cyclist
1975 August 27 August 27 - Jack Dennett, radio and television announcer (b.1916)
1976 August 27 Born - August 27 - Sarah Chalke, actress
1980 August 27 August 27 The Winnipeg Tribune and the Ottawa Journal, two Canadian broadsheet newspapers, owned by Southam and Thomson newspapers are closed.
2010 August 27 Died - August 27 – Luna Vachon, professional wrestler (born 1962)
2011 August 27 August 27 - The CN Tower is illuminated in orange, overnight.
2011 August 27 August 27 - A state funeral is held for Jack Layton.