On this day: August 27

POSTED: 02:55 PM PDT Aug 24, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 26, 2014 

Krakatoa blows its top, The Guinness Book of World Records debuts, "Mary Poppins" premieres, The Beatles meet The King, and a guitar great dies, all on this day.

OTD August 27 - CS Forester
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C. S. Forester Society

1899: English author C. S. Forester, best known for the 12-book Horatio Hornblower series and novel "The African Queen," is born in Cairo, Khedivate of Egypt.

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