On This Day: October 27

Tornado Talk Summary

A quick-hitting F2 is the subject of this summary. It hit the Loyd Star Community in Lincoln County, MS. There were 2 injuries. Mr. and Mrs. Wadell Britt were injured when the tornado hit their house trailer. The Loyd Star school was damaged. The roof of the gym, shop and other parts of the school were ripped off by the tornado winds. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!

There are no pre-1950 tornadoes listed for October 27.  

Twister From The 2000s

On October 27, 2003: An F0 tornado touched down briefly in a wooded area near the Holly Bowl bowling alley in Hainesport Township in New Jersey and then tracked east for 0.50 miles. A 77-year-old woman was struck by a flying tree branch and killed as she was entering her car in the parking lot at the bowling alley. This was the first killer tornado in New Jersey since August 25, 1941. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

October 27, 1991: Baseball-sized hail affected the area between Iraan and Sheffield, TX. A windshield was smashed in a Pecos County deputy sheriff’s car. Source

Pieces of the Past

A Look Back Through The Ages!  On This Day In History! 

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

On this day in 1962: Black Saturday during the Cuban Missile Crisis: An American spy plane is shot down over Cuba and the navy drops warning depth charges on Soviet submarines. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1858, Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States (1901–09) and a writer, naturalist, and soldier, was born in New York, New York. He died in 1919. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1954, Walt Disney’s 1st TV show, “Disneyland”, premiered on ABC! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1979, During a US tour Elton John collapsed on stage at Hollywood’s Universal Amphitheatre suffering from exhaustion. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

October 27, 1954: Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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