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August 27th

144 Notable deaths

Louis Mountbatten

British statesman and naval officer (1900-1979).

Born June 25th, 1900 in Windsor Castle. [ref]

Died August 27th, 1979 at 79 years old in Mullaghmore (explosion). [ref]

Stevie Ray Vaughan

American blues guitarist (1954–1990).

Born October 3rd, 1954 in Dallas. [ref]

Died August 27th, 1990 at 35 years old in East Troy (aviation accident). [ref]

Haile Selassie I

Emperor of ethiopia (1892-1975).

Born July 23rd, 1892 in Ejersa Goro. [ref]

Died August 27th, 1975 at 83 years old in Addis Ababa (strangling). [ref]

W. E. B. Du Bois

American sociologist, historian, socialist, activist, and writer.

Born February 23rd, 1868 in Great Barrington. [ref]

Died August 27th, 1963 at 95 years old in Accra. [ref]

Le Corbusier

Swiss-french architect, designer, urbanist, and writer (1886-1965).

Born October 6th, 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds. [ref]

Died August 27th, 1965 at 77 years old in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Jessi Combs

American racing driver (1980-2019).

Born July 27th, 1980 in Rapid City.

Died August 27th, 2019 at 39 years old in Alvord Desert (car collision). [ref]

Brian Epstein

English personal manager and impresario (1934-1967).

Born September 19th, 1934 in Liverpool. [ref]

Died August 27th, 1967 at 32 years old in London (drug overdose). [ref]

Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent

Wife of prince george, duke of kent; youngest daughter of prince nicholas of greece and grand duchess elena vladimirovna of russia.

Born December 13th, 1906 in Athens.

Died August 27th, 1968 at 61 years old in Kensington Palace (brain cancer).


Indian singer (1923-1976).

Born July 22nd, 1923 in New Delhi.

Died August 27th, 1976 at 53 years old in Detroit (myocardial infarction).

Gracie Allen

American actress (1896–1964).

Born July 26th, 1895 in San Francisco. [ref]

Died August 27th, 1964 at 69 years old in Hollywood (myocardial infarction).

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