October 27

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1981 Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald announced a ‘constitutional crusade’ to remove ‘sectarian elements’ in the law and constitution of the Republic.
  • 1980 The first hunger strike in the Maze Prison began when seven prisoners refused to take food in support of their demand to wear their own clothing. In mid-December they were joined by 23 additional prisoners.
  • 1914 Poet Dylan Thomas, son of a schoolteacher, born in Swansea.
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