History of 27 September
1928 – The U.S. announced that it would recognize the Nationalist Chinese Government.
1938 – The League of Nations branded the Japanese as aggressors in China.
1939 – After 19 days of resistance, Warsaw, Poland, surrendered to the Germans after being invaded by the Nazis and the Soviet Union during World War II.
1940 – The Berlin-Rome-Tokyo Axis was set up. The military and economic pact were for 10 years between Germany, Italy, and Japan.
1954 – The “Tonight!” show made its debut on NBC-TV with Steve Allen as host.
1962 – The U.S. sold Hawk anti-aircraft missiles to Israel.
1968 – The U.K.’s entry into the European Common Market was barred by France.
1970 – “The Original Amateur Hour” aired for the last time on CBS. It had been on television for 22 years.
1973 – U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew said he would not resign after he pled “no contest” to a charge of tax evasion. He did resign on October 10th.
1979 – The Department of Education became the 13th Cabinet in U.S. history after the final approval from Congress.
1982 – Italian and French soldiers entered the Sabra and Chatila refugee camps in Beirut. The move was made by the members of a multinational force due to hundreds of Palestinians being massacred by Christian militiamen.
1983 – Larry Bird signed a seven-year contract with the Boston Celtics worth $15 million. The contract made him the highest-paid Celtic in history.
1986 – The U.S. Senate approved federal tax code changes that were the most sweeping since World War II.
1989 – Columbia Pictures Entertainment agreed to buy out Sony Corporation for $3.4 billion.
1989 – Two men went over the 176-foot-high Niagara Falls in a barrel. Jeffrey Petkovich and Peter Debernardi were the first to ever survive the Horshoe Falls.
1990 – The deposed emir of Kuwait addressed the U.N. General Assembly and denounced the “rape, destruction and terror” that Iraq had inflicted upon his country.
1991 – U.S. President George H.W. Bush eliminated all land-based tactical nuclear arms and removed all short-range nuclear arms from ships and submarines around the world. Bush then called on the Soviet Union to do the same.
1994 – More than 350 Republican congressional candidates signed the Contract with America. It was a 10-point platform they pledged to enact if voters sent a GOP majority to the House.
1995 – The U.S. government unveiled the redesigned $100 bill. The bill featured a larger, off-center portrait of Benjamin Franklin.
1998 – In Germany, Social Democrat Gerhard Schroeder was elected chancellor. The election ended 16 years of conservative rule.
1998 – Mark McGwire (St. Louis Cardinals) set a major league baseball record when he hit his 70th home run of the season.
2004 – North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Su Hon announced that North Korea had turned plutonium from 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods into nuclear weapons. He also said that the weapons were to serve as a deterrent against increasing U.S. nuclear threats and to prevent nuclear war in northeast Asia. The U.S. State Department noted that the U.S. has repeatedly said that the U.S. has no plans to attack North Korea.
2015 – The space probe Dawn was launched by NASA. Dawn entered orbit around protoplanet Vesta on July 16, 2011, and entered orbit around Ceres on March 6, 2015.
2019 – 500,000 people march in a climate change protest led by activist Greta Thunberg and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Montreal, Canada
Celebrating Birthday Today
- 1981 – Sophie Crumb, American author, and illustrator
- 1981 – Brendon McCullum, New Zealand cricketer
- 1981 – Lakshmipathy Balaji, Indian cricketer
- 1982 – Jon McLaughlin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- 1982 – Markus Rosenberg, Swedish footballer
- 1982 – Lil Wayne, American rapper, producer, and actor
- 1982 – Darrent Williams, American football player (d. 2007)
- 1983 – Jeon Hye-bin, South Korean actress and singer
- 1984 – Paul Bevan, Australian footballer
- 1984 – Davide Capello, Italian footballer
- 1984 – John Lannan, American baseball player
- 1984 – Avril Lavigne, Canadian singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer
- 1984 – Wouter Weylandt, Belgian cyclist (d. 2011)
- 1985 – Massimo Bertocchi, Canadian decathlete
- 1985 – Daniel Pudil, Czech footballer
- 1985 – Ibrahim Touré, Ivorian footballer (d. 2014)
- 1986 – Vin Mazzaro, American baseball player
- 1986 – Matt Shoemaker American baseball player
- 1986 – Ricardo Risatti, Argentinian race car driver
- 1987 – Ádám Bogdán, Hungarian footballer
- 1987 – Austin Carlile, American singer-songwriter
- 1987 – Vanessa James, French figure skater
- 1987 – Olga Puchkova, a Russian tennis player
- 1988 – Lisa Ryzih, German pole vaulter
- 1989 – Park Tae-hwan, South Korean swimmer
- 1991 – Ousmane Barry, Guinean footballer
- 1991 – Simona Halep, a Romanian tennis player
- 1991 – Anete Paulus, Estonian footballer
- 1991 – Rio Uchida, Japanese model, and actress
- 1992 – Lachlan Burr, Australian rugby league player
- 1992 – Luc Castaignos, Dutch footballer
- 1992 – Pak Kwang-Yong, North Korean footballer
- 1992 – Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Irish singer-songwriter and actor
- 1992 – Gabriel Vasconcelos Ferreira, Brazilian footballer
- 1992 – Granit Xhaka, Swiss footballer
- 1993 – Lisandro Magallán, the Argentinian footballer
- 1993 – Monica Puig, Puerto Rican-American tennis player
- 1993 – Vinnie Sunseri, American football player
- 1994 – Dylan Walker, Australian rugby league player
- 1998 – Ioana Mincă, a Romanian tennis player