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August 27 Events and Birthdays

Today in History- August 27

Happy Birthday!
1908 Lyndon B. Johnson, United States president
1910 Mother Teresa, missionary, humanitarian, nun
1916 Martha Raye, actress (Alice, McMillan and Wife)
1929 Ira Levin, author (Stepford Wives, Sliver, A Kiss Before Dying, Rosemary's Baby, No Time for Sergeants)
1943 Tuesday Weld, actress (Heartbreak Hotel, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis)
1950 Charles Fleischer, stand-up comedian, actor, voice of Roger Rabbit
1952 Paul Reubens, actor (PeeWee Herman)

Deaths:
1577 Titian, artist (St. John the Baptist)
1963 W.E.B. DuBois, civil rights activist
1964 Gracie Allen, actress (The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show)
1975 Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia
1990 Stevie Ray Vaughan, guitarist

Events:
1776 The Battle of Brooklyn
1979 Lord Louis Mountbatten killed by IRA.

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