On November 27:
1849 Te Rauparaha died.
1924 the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was held in New York.
1925 Ernie Wise, British comedian, was born.
1940 The 16,712-ton New Zealand Shipping Company liner MV Rangitane was sunk by two German ‘auxiliary cruisers’ (armed merchant raiders), the Orion and Komet, 300 nautical miles off East Cape.
1942 Manolo Blahnik, Spanish shoe designer, was born.
1940 Bruce Lee, American actor and martial artist, was born.
1942 Jimi Hendrix, American guitarist, was born.
1999 Helen Clark became Prime Minister.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.