What happened today in history?
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September 27

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
2008CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while on a mission aboard the Shenzhou 7.
2002Timor-Leste is admitted to the United Nations.
1999Detroit's Tiger Stadium closes after 87 years of hosting baseball and other sporting events.
1995The US Treasury unveils its design for a new $100 bill, incorporating a number of anticounterfeiting measures.
1993Aviation pioneer and WWII General James "Jimmy" Doolittle dies at age 96 in Pebble Beach, California.
1986Cliff Burton, bass player for Metallica, is killed in a bus accident in Sweden.
1979Congress approves the establishment of the US Department of Education as a federal cabinet agency.
1970The final broadcast of The Original Amateur Hour takes place on CBS-TV. During its 22-year run, the show appeared on all three major networks.
1964The Warren Commission report is issued, stating that JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald acted without outside help.
1961Sierra Leone is admitted to the United Nations.
1959Nearly 5000 people die when a typhoon hits the Japanese island of Honshu.
1954The Tonight Show, starring Steve Allen, debuts on NBC-TV.
1939Warsaw, Poland, falls to German and Russian troops during WWII.
1894New York's Aqueduct horse racing track opens.
1854  The steamship liner Arctic sinks in the Atlantic Ocean, killing 300 people.

Born today:

1987  Austin Carlile - (Attack Attack!, Of Mice & Men)

1984  Avril Lavigne - singer

1982  Lil Wayne - rapper

1972  Gwyneth Paltrow - actress

1970  Mark Calderon - singer (Color Me Badd)

1958  Shaun Cassidy - singer, actor; son of actress Shirley Jones

1953  Greg Ham - horn player, keyboardist (Men at Work)

1949  Mike Schmidt - baseball player

1949  Robb Weller - TV host

1947  Meat Loaf - singer, actor

1943  Randy Bachman - guitarist, singer (Bachman Turner Overdrive, The Guess Who)

1941  Don Nix - sax player (Mar-Keys, Booker T and the MG's, Memphis Horns)

1939  Kathy Whitworth - golf champ

1934  Wilford Brimley - actor

1934  Greg Morris - actor (Mission: Impossible)

1934  Dick Schaap - sportscaster

1933  Kathleen Nolan - actress

1926  Jayne Meadows - actress

1922  Arthur Penn - movie director

1920  William Conrad - actor

1919  Johnny Pesky - baseball player

1898  Vincent Youmans - composer

1840  Thomas Nast - political cartoonist

1722  Samuel Adams - American patriot, Massachusetts governor



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