On August 27:
1877 Charles Rolls, co-founder of Rolls Royce, was born.
1899 C.S. Forester, English novelist, was born.
1904 English author Norah Lofts was born.
1904 the foundation stone for the first building at Victoria College (now University) was laid.
1908 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson was born.
1932 English writer Antonia Fraser was born.
1991 Moldova declares its independence from the USSR.
Sourced from Wikipedia & NZ History Online.