November 27

James Marshall (Jimi) Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970)  achieved fame in the United States after three top-ten British hits with his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival.

J. Ernest Wilkins, Jr. (November 27, 1923 - May 1, 2011) enrolled in the University of Chicago as its youngest student ever at the age of 13, eventually earning a PhD in mathematics at the age of 19. He taught at Howard University and Clark Atlanta University as well as working on the Manhattan Project. Throughout his years of research Wilkins published more than 100 papers on a variety of subjects, including differential geometry, linear differential equations, integrals, nuclear engineering, gamma radiation shielding and optics, garnering numerous professional and scientific awards along the way. His father, J. Ernest Wilkins, Sr., was appointed Assistant Secretary of Labor by President Eisenhower in 1954, the first African American to hold a sub-cabinet position.

Robert H. Terrell (November 27, 1857 - December 1925), was one of seven Magna Cum Laude scholars to graduate from Harvard University in 1884. He later went on to attend Howard University School of Law and was the first African American judge appointed in Washington DC (1915). He was also principal of M Street High School (later Dunbar High) and a founding member of Sigma Pi Phi. His wife, Mary Church Terrell, was also an educator, activist, and founder of the National Association of Colored Women.

Rev. John Hurst Adams (born November 27, 1927) was a seminary classmate of Martin Luther King, Jr., graduating from Boston University in 1956 with a Master of Sacred Theology. He was then named president of Paul Quinn College in Waco, Texas at the age of 29, becoming the youngest college president in the country. He later pastored First. A.M.E. Church in Seattle, where he was a community civil rights leader, and then served as pastor of Grant A.M.E. Church in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California before being named a bishop in the denomination, serving in Texas, South Carolina, and other areas before his retirement in 2004.

James Marshall (Jimi) Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970)  achieved fame in the United States after three top-ten British hits with his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Later, he headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music"

George Thomas "Mickey" Leland (November 27, 1944 – August 7, 1989) served six terms in the U/S. House of Representatives from the Texas 18th District before his death on a plane crash in Gambela, Ethiopia at the age of 45. He had also served a term as chair of the Congessional Black Caucus and on the Democratic National Committee. He was best know for his anti-poverty and anti-hunger activist, as well as work to provide medical care for the underserved.

Janes Avery (November 27, 1945 - December 31, 2013) played Philip Banks in the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990−96). This character was ranked #34 in TV Guide's "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time." He also provided the voice of Shredder in the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series, as well as War Machine in the animated series Iron Man (1994−95) and Junkyard Dog in Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling (1985).


On November 27, 1897 Andrew Beard received a patent for a device he called the Jenny Coupler. Andrew Beard’s Jenny Coupler. The Jenny Coupler automatically joined cars by simply allowing them to bump into each other, or as Beard described it the “horizontal jaws engage each other to connect the cars.” Beard sold the rights to his invention for $50,000.00 and the railroad industry was revolutionized.

On November 27,1928, Dr. Marjorie Joyner received the Patent for a permanent wave machine which could wave the hair of both white and Black people. Marjorie Joyner was employed by the Madame C.J. Walker Cosmetic Company and assigned her patent rights to that company. Madame C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, invented hair creams to soften the hair and a hair styling hot comb. She also developed other lotions and creams for which she acquired trademarks.

Photo Gallery

November 27, 1962: Martin Luther King, Jr. tested parts of his famed " I Have A Dream" speech in a speech in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

November 27, 1965 the March on Washington for Peace in Vietnam

American activist Angela Davis (1944 - ), shortly after she was fired from her post as philosophy professor at UCLA due to her membership of the Communist Party of America, November 27, 1969. Photo credit: Lucas Mendes / Getty Images

Ike & Tina Turner opening for The Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden, New York City, November 27, 1969

November 27, 1990 Charles Johnson wins the National Book Award for his novel “Middle Passage,” a novel about the adventures of a freed slave.


Rosalee Takella, Oriental Shake Dancer (Exotic Dancer) - Jet Magazine, November 27, 1952

500 Attend W.C. Handy's 79th Birthday Celebration - Jet Magazine, November 27, 1952

Brooklyn Dodger Joe Black Crowns Miss Capitol Classic of 1952, Anna Harris - Jet Magazine, November 27, 1952


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