Today in History (Nov. 27)

Today is Sunday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2022. This is today in history.

World news

  • In 1962, the first Boeing 727 was rolled out at the company’s Renton Plant near Seattle.
  • In 1970, Pope Paul VI, visiting the Philippines, was slightly wounded at the Manila airport by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.
  • In 2017, Authorities ordered a mass evacuation of people from an expanded danger zone around an erupting volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali; the eruption had closed the island’s international airport, stranding tens of thousands of travelers.


  • In 1901, the U.S. Army War College was established in Washington, D.C.
  • In 2003, President George W. Bush flew to Iraq under extraordinary secrecy and security to spend Thanksgiving with U.S. troops and thank them for “defending the American people from danger.”
  • In 2021, The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the spread.


  • In 1924, Macy’s first Thanksgiving Day parade — billed as a “Christmas Parade” — took place in New York.
  • In 1952, KTBC TV channel 7 in Austin, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting.
  • In 1960, CBS radio cancels “Have Gun Will Travel”.


Footwear designer Manolo Blahnik is 80. Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow is 71. TV host Bill Nye (“Bill Nye, the Science Guy”) is 67. Actor William Fichtner (FIHK’-nuhr) is 66. Caroline Kennedy is 65. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Callie Khouri is 65. Rock musician Charlie Burchill (Simple Minds) is 63. Actor Michael Rispoli is 62. Jazz composer/big band leader Maria Schneider is 62. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is 62. Rock musician Charlie Benante (Anthrax) is 60. Rock musician Mike Bordin (Faith No More) is 60. Actor Fisher Stevens is 59. Actor Robin Givens is 58. Actor Michael Vartan is 54. Actor Elizabeth Marvel is 53. Rapper Skoob (DAS EFX) is 52. Actor Kirk Acevedo is 51. Rapper Twista is 50. Actor Jaleel White is 46. Actor Arjay Smith is 39. Actor Alison Pill is 37. Actor Lashana Lynch (TV: “Still Star-Crossed”) is 35.

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