Episode 654: Happy Halloween Mr. Spook

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On This Day In History for October 27, 2021

This is the 300th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 65 days remaining in 2021.

  • It was on this date in 1904, that The first underground New York City Subway line opened, later designated as the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line
  • It was also this date in 1961 that NASA tested the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1
  • October 27, 1962, By refusing to agree to the firing of a nuclear torpedo at a US warship, Vasily Arkhipov averted nuclear war
  • It was 33 years ago today, that Ronald Reagan suspended construction of the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow due to Soviet listening devices in the building structure

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • American actor and businessman, founded the Singer Corporation, Isaac Singer, born on this date in 1811.
  • English actor, comedian, screenwriter and producer, John Cleese is 82 today.
  • American colonel, engineer, and astronaut, Steven R. Nagel was born 75 years ago today.
  • Mexican-English physicist, cosmologist, and academic, Carlos Frenk, born on this date in 1951.
  • Also born on that same date in 1953,  American actor, director, and screenwriter, Robert Picardo.

Listener Birthdays

  • 28 – Dylan Licata (San Antonio)
  • 29 – Big Jim Clark, MegaPodTastic
  • 30 – WolfGeek (Indiana)
  • 1 – Amber Elstad
  • 2 – Mark McCoy

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for October  27, 2021

  • If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link.


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Question of the week:

  • What are some of your Halloween Traditions?

Patreon Topic this week

  • What are you doing for Halloween?

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