On this day Anna Hazare ended his hunger strike after 12 long days
Everything that happened on 27 August is highlighted in the blog below. What were the major events and challenges of this day? Who all gave their contribution?
What happened on 27 August?
History and famous personalities
History – International
2011 – Hurricane Irene
On August 27, 2011, Hurricane Irene strikes the United States east coast, killing 47 people and causing an estimated $15.6 billion in damage.
2009 – New Dinosaur Species Discovered
On August 27, 2009, a new dinosaur species was discovered in Australia by palaeontologists on a sheep farm in Queensland. The fossils of the dinosaur are estimated to be around 97 million years old and belong to a herbivore sauropod.
2006 – Kentucky Plane Crash
On August 27, 2006, a Comair CRJ-100 passenger jet carrying 50 people was crashed shortly after taking off from Lexington airport in Kentucky.
1979 – Ireland Bomb Attack
On August 27, 1979, 18 British soldiers from the Second Battalion Parachute Regiment was killed by two booby trap bomb attacks at Warrenpoint, South Down, in Northern Ireland.
1881 – The Georgia Hurricane
On August 27, 1881, the Georgia hurricane made the landfall recording estimated wind to be at least about 100 or so miles per hour, near Savannah, Georgia, resulting in an estimated death of 700 people.
Births – International
Composer Rebecca Clarke
On August 27, 1886, Rebecca Clarke, a British-American classical composer and violist was born. She became one of the first female professional orchestral players and established the Rebecca Clarke Society in 2000.
Novelist Theodore Dreiser
On August 27, 1871, Theodore Dreiser, an American novelist and journalist was born. He wrote many fictions, dramas, poetries and non-fiction.
Cricketer Don Bradman
On August 27, 1908, Don Bradman, an Australian International cricketer was born. He was acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time.
Actor Peter Stormare
Born on August 27, 1953, Peter Stormare, a Swedish actor, voice actor, musician, playwright, and theatre director was born. He appeared in many films, televisions, video games and music videos.
Singer Yolanda Admas
On August 27, 1961, Yolanda Admas, an American gospel singer, record producer, actress, and radio host was born. She is known as the “Queen of Contemporary Gospel Music” and the “First Lady of Modern Gospel” and won many accolades.
History – Indian
2015 – Insurgency in J&K
On August 27, 2015, The Indian army killed 4 insurgents and captured another during a 12-hour clash near the disputed border with Pakistan in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir.
2011 – Anna Hazare to end the hunger strike
On August 27, 2011, Anna Hazare, who has led a huge public a campaign against corruption, agreed to end his 12-day fast after forcing new concessions from lawmakers.
2008 – Shoot at sight order to end violence in Odisha
On August 27, 2008, Indian police were ordered to shoot on sight to end Hindu-Christian clashes in parts of eastern Odisha state when a hardline Hindu holy leader and four other people were shot dead by unknown assailants.
2006 – Water Tank Collapsed killing 45 in India
On August 27, 2006, in western India, a water tank collapsed in a Bharatpur town fair, killing 45 people who had climbed on top of it to watch a wrestling match.
2003 – Dozens Killed at Indian religious festival
On August 27, 2003, In India’s Nasik, thousands of Hindu pilgrims struggling to reach a river for a religious festival toppled a bamboo fence, sparking a stampede, killing at least 39 people, mostly women and injuring at least 125 people.
Births – Indian
On August 27, 1931, Chinmoy Kumar Ghose, better known as Sri Chinmoy, an Indian spiritual leader, prolific author, artist, poet, musician, an active runner and weightlifter was born. He established his first meditation centre in Queens, New York, held public events such as concerts and meditations on the theme of inner peace.
Actor Jim Sarbh
On August 27, 1987, Jim Sarbh, an Indian film and stage actor was born. He has also directed and acted in numerous theatre productions in India.
Actress Neha Dhupia
On August 27, 1980, Neha Dhupia, an Indian actress and model was born. She won the Femina Miss India pageant in 2002 and won many accolades.
Cricketer Warren Lee
On August 27, 1987, Warren Lee, an Indian-born English former professional cricketer was born. A right-arm medium-fast bowler, He played List A cricket for Kent County Cricket Club and Unicorns.
Singer Dandapani Desikar
On August 27, 1908, Dandapani Desikar, a Carnatic vocalist, actor and composer was born. He was awarded Sangeetha Kalasikhamani in 1955 by The Indian Fine Arts Society, Chennai.
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