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OCTOBER 27

Performing Artists
1924 Ruby Dee (Ohio-born African-American Actress) Ruby Dee Actors Film Television Notable African Americans
1939 John Cleese (English Actor: "Monty Python") English Performing Artists Actors Film Television
1952 Roberto Benigni (Italian Filmmaker) Italian Performing Artists Film Maker Biography.com
1958 Simon Le Bon (English Popular Musician) English Performing Artists Popular Music Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1939 Ralph Kiner (New Mexico-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) New Mexico Baseball Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1955 Clark Griffith (Missouri-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Missouri Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
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1937 The Sinclair Lewis Play It Can't Happen Here Opens in 21 Theater, 18 Cities, 14 States Sinclair Lewis Plays American Collection
1946 Travel Show "Geographically Speaking" Is First TV Program with Commercial Sponsor Television Business Propaganda Historic Firsts History Channel
1947 ''You Bet Your Life,'' Starring Groucho Marx, Premieres on ABC Radio Groucho Marx Radio New York Times
1954 30.8 M Americans Watch the Premiere of "Disneyland" TV Series on ABC Walt Disney Family Television TV Tome History Channel
1991 The Minnesota Twins Beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 in the 7th Game of the World Series Minnesota Sports Figures Atlanta, Georgia Baseball Major League Baseball Minnesota Historical Society
1992 Nintendo of America Registers Configuration of Its Hand-held Game Machine Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights Nintendo Game-Boy USPTO
2002 Emmitt Smith Breaks Walter Payton's 15-year-old N.F.L. Career Rushing Record National Football League New York Times
2004 The Boston Red Sox Sweep the St. Louis Cardinals to Win the World Series Boston, Massachusetts St. Louis, Missouri Baseball Major League Baseball Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

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