Daily Archives: August 27, 2016

‘Elizabeth I,’ ‘The Office’ and ’24’ big winners at Emmy Awards 10 years ago this hour (Aug 27 2006)


Video: '58th Primetime Emmy Awards - Topic' (51 videos)

(Sunday, August 27, 2006, 8:00 p.m. EDT) — The miniseries Elizabeth I dominated the 58th Primetime Emmy Awards tonight, winning four awards, including Outstanding Miniseries.

24 won three awards, including Outstanding Drama Series and The Office won Outstanding Comedy Series. Ceremonies at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles were hosted by Conan O’Brien.

‘Swing Time’ opens in New York City 80 years ago this hour (Aug 27 1936)


Video: 'Swing Time' trailer

(Thursday, August 27, 1936, 10:05 a.m. EDT)Swing Time, a musical comedy film about a dancer who tries to make it big to prove himself worthy of his fiancee only to fall for his dancing partner, opened this morning at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The film was directed by George Stevens and starred Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

Battle of Long Island begins 240 years ago at this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 27 1776)


Video: 'Liberty - Battle of Long Island PBS' (Aug. 27, 1776, at 13:47)

(Tuesday, August 27, 1776, 1:00 a.m. local time; during the American Revolutionary War and the American Revolution) — The Battle of Long Island, the first major battle of the American Revolutionary War to take place after the United States declared its independence on July 4, 1776, began today as British troops attacked American forces to gain control of the strategically important city of New York. Continue reading Battle of Long Island begins 240 years ago at this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 27 1776)