So it's an abbreviated day today
September 27, 1947 -
Delmer Daves stylish noir-thriller, Dark Passage, opened on this date.
I really hate to say this but this was the first film in which Humphrey Bogart wore a full hairpiece.
September 27, 1975 -
The documentary film by Albert and David Maysles, Grey Gardens, premiered in the New York Film Festival on this date.
The house, Grey Gardens, was sold by Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale in 1979 to Benjamin C. Bradlee, former editor of the "Washington Post", and Sally Quinn. The pair completely restored the house (the sale agreement forbids razing the house), but the Bradleys only stay there in the month of August..
Today in History:
Today is the 105 year anniversary of the publication of Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=MC2.
Before this, E equaled just about anything you wanted it to equal. Just think what the atomic bomb would have been like if E = banana peels or dog turds.
September 27, 1854 -
The wooden steamship Arctic sinks in foggy weather after colliding with the iron bow of the Vesta. When Captain Luce of the Arctic orders women and children into the lifeboats, the crewmen rebel and take the boats for themselves.
Of 435 on board, only 85 survive -- and none of them women or children. It is the first major ocean liner disaster in the Atlantic. The "Artic" disaster shattered high Victorian notions of how men were supposed to respond under duress.
September 27, 1959 -
Typhoon Vera, otherwise known as the Isewan Typhoon, kills 4,464 people on the Japanese island of Honshu and injures 40,000 more. 1.5 million are made homeless.
September 27, 1964 -
The Warren Commission issued its final report,
concluding that President Kennedy had been assassinated and was probably dead.
September 27, 1972 -
Enema enthusiast, Gwyneth Paltrow, was born on this date.
And so it goes