Daily Calendar for Friday, October 27, 2023 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Friday, October 27, 2023


  • James Cook (naval captain & explorer) –
  • Niccolo Paganini (composer, violinist) –
  • Isaac Singer (inventor) –
  • Kenyon Cox (painter) –
  • Theodore Roosevelt (26th U.S. president) –
  • Stamen Gigov Grigorov (Bulgarian physician, microbiologist) –
  • Enid Bagnold (author) –
  • Leif Erickson (actor) –
  • Dylan Thomas (poet) –
  • Nanette Fabray (actress) –
  • Sylvia Plath (poet) –
  • John Cleese (actor) –
  • Maxine Hong Kingston (author) –
  • Fran Lebowitz (writer) –
  • Simon Le Bon (musician) –


  • James M. Cain (novelist) –
  • Rod Roddy (the flamboyantly dressed announcer on The Price is Right whose booming voice invited audience members to Come on down!” for nearly 20 years”) –
  • Betsy Drake (actress) –


  • Massachusetts Bay Colony, having outlawed Quakers, hung two who defiantly returned to the colony. They were the first Quakers to be hanged in America.–
  • Harvard expedition observed solar eclipse in British-occupied Penobscot Bay, Maine–
  • The Treaty of San Lorenzo was signed between the United States and Spain, giving the United States the right to navigate the Mississippi River–
  • Macy’s Department store opened in N.Y.C.–
  • U.S. president-to-be Theodore Roosevelt married Alice Hathaway Lee–
  • At 16, Jascha Heifetz made his American debut at Carnegie Hall–
  • Dupont announced the invention of nylon–
  • 32-pound bull trout caught in Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho–
  • Saturn I first launched–
  • Last performance of opera singer Beverly Sills–
  • The Boston Red Sox won the World Series for the first time in 86 years, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 in a four-game sweep–
  • 16-foot Burmese python caught in the Florida Everglades–


  • A storm deposited snow and sleet on Mississippi–
  • Eighty-three degrees F in Boston, Massachusetts–
  • -3 degrees Fahrenheit in Jump River, Wisconsin–

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