Today is 27 August 2023

1859: Petroleum was discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania, leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well.

Today is….

  • Just Because Day – Do something just because! Climb a tree, have lasagna for breakfast, buy a stranger lunch. 
  • Banana Lovers Day – Affordable, healthy, and delicious!
  • Tug of War Day – Gather the crew and have a good old tug of war!
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors Day – Celebrate the oldest hand game in the world!

BIRTHDAYS! Sunday, August 27th:

  • Mario, 37 – R&B singer who gave us the jam “Let Me Love You”
  • Aaron Paul, 44 – Jesse on Breaking Bad
  • Mase, 47, maybe 48 – Harlem World rapper
  • Tony Kanal, 53 – No Doubt bassist and Gwen’s ex
  • Colt Ford, 54 – Country Hick-Hop artist
  • Chandra Wilson, 54 – Dr. Miranda Bailey on Grey’s Anatomy
  • Cesar Millan, 54 – The Dog Whisperer
  • Yolanda Adams, 62 – Gospel singer
  • Tom Ford, 62 – A fashion designer who also has an amazing make-up line!
  • Jeff Cook, 73 – Longtime member of Alabama who now has Parkinson’s disease 
  • Lyndon B. Johnson (1908 – 1973) 36th President of the United States
  • Paul Reubens ( 1952- 2023) Pee-wee Herman

Sunday In History:

  • 1955:  The first copy of the Guinness Book of Records was issued.
  • 1964: Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins was released 
  • 1986: Tina Turner receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1990: 35-year-old Stevie Ray Vaughan dies in a helicopter crash near East Troy, Wisconsin.
  • 1991: Pearl Jam released their debut album, Ten
  • 1992:Martin was released on FOX, starring Martin Lawrence
  • 1994:  Boyz II Men’s ” I’ll Make Love To You” hit #1 in the US
  • 2008: Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States
  • 2011: Katy Perry’s  “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” hit #1 in the US
  • 2012:  Macklemore and Ryan Lewis release their massive hit, “Thrift Shop”
  • 2017: Kendrick Lamar wins Video of the Year for HUMBLE at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Taylor Swift debuts her video for “Look What You Made Me Do.”
  • 2018: Weird Al Yankovic receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 2020: Bill & Ted Face the Music, the third film in the franchise, was released
  • 2021: Nelly dips his toes in country music, releasing his album
     Heartland featuring collabs with Florida Georgia Line, Darius Rucker, Blanco Brown, Jimmie Allen, BRELAND, and Kane Brown