Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us of some dates where the local, state, national, and global perspectives entwine.
On 27, Thursday September 1894, Lothar von Richthofen, German World War I fighter ace, born (d. 1922)
On 27, Saturday September 1919, The last British Army troops leave Archangel, and leave the fighting to the Russians.
On 27, Saturday September 1919, Jayne Meadows, American actress, born (d. 2015)
On 27, Saturday September 1919, James H. Wilkinson, English mathematician, born (d. 1986)
On 27, Saturday September 1919, Adelina Patti, Italian opera singer, died (b. 1843)
On 27, Wednesday September 1944, Aristide Maillol, French sculptor and painter, died (b. 1861)
On 27, Sunday September 1959, Marcelle Géniat, French actress, died (b. 1881)
On 27, Saturday September 1969, Richmond 12.13 (85) beats Carlton 8.12 (60) for its seventh premiership.
On 27, Saturday September 1969, Nicolas Grunitzky, 2nd President of Togo, died (b. 1913)
On 27, Thursday September 1979, Australia announces the abolition of traditional trade preferences with Britain.
On 27, Thursday September 1979, Ian Sinclair resigns as Federal Primary Industry Minister following allegations that he forged his father’s signature on his family’s annual returns. According to the Finnane Report tabled in State Parliament, Ian Sinclair was dishonest in arranging loans from a group of companies of which he was “de facto managing director” to the family pastoral company. Mr. Sinclair had denied the allegations the day before.
On 27, Thursday September 1979, Shinji Ono, Japanese football player, born
On 27, Thursday September 1979, Gracie Fields, British actress, died (b. 1898)
On 27, Thursday September 1979, Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish guitarist (Paul McCartney & Wings), died (b. 1953)
On 27, Wednesday September 1989, Robi Domingo, Filipino actor, born
On 27, Wednesday September 1989, Park Tae-hwan, South Korean swimmer, born
On 27, Wednesday September 1989, Rumi Ōkubo, Japanese voice actress, born
On 27, Tuesday September 1994, Carlos Lleras Restrepo, President of Colombia, died (b. 1908)
On 27, Sunday September 2009, John Youl, 77, racing driver and prominent grazier, died
On 27, Saturday September 2014, Australian rules football: Hawthorn defeats the Sydney Swans 21.11 (137) to 11.8 (74) in the 2014 AFL Grand Final.