October 27

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October 27 in Clemson History

  • 1904: In the only meeting with Sewanee, the Tigers fall, 5-11, in a match played in Columbia, South Carolina. All time record is 0-1-0.
  • 1921: The Tigers are blanked by the Gamecocks in Columbia, 0-21.
  • 1930: The Tiger reports on October 29, "[a]t a meeting of the Aero Club on Monday night, plans were definitely made to build a bi-plane. The Secretary is corresponding with several companies in regards to the motor. As soon as a motor is decided on the blueprints for the complete plane will be obtained." (Volume XXVI, Number 7, page 2.)
  • 1962: Greenville native and Class of 1948 graduate, USAF pilot Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. is shot down by a SAM while flying Lockheed U-2A, 56-6676, (Item 343) on a reconnaissance flight over Cuba during the Missile Crisis. He is the only fatality during this critical Cold War face-off with Russia.
  • 1966: Gillespie Erectors, Inc. of Greenville, subcontractor to Atlantic States Construction Co. of Atlanta, Georgia, tops out the steelwork on the first high-rise dormitory being erected on campus. (Greenville News, "High-Rise Steel at Clemson Topped", Friday, 28 October 1966, Volume 92, Number 301, page 38.)
  • 1969: Joe Grant, president of the Student League for Black Identity, issues the following statement following a meeting with the Clemson University administration (President R. C. Edwards, Major General Allen Wood Rigsby, Vice President for Executive Affairs, University Counsel, and Secretary to the Board of Trustees): "We have today made further examination of the current situation at Clemson relating to black students. The administration has re-emphasized its desire to work with us in solving these matters to the fullest extent. With this in mind, we are urging all black students to return immediately to campus. We have been assured that the administration will do everything in its power to protect students from physical harm." (Folder 385: Student Organizations - Student League for Black Identity, Series 12, Office of the President, Robert C. Edwards, correspondence 1966-1970.)
  • 1973: The first televised Clemson game since 1968, as the Tigers meet 16th-ranked N.C. State in Death Valley. The Wolfpack wins, 6-29. Aired by ABC, this is the eighth time the Tigers have been broadcast.
  • 1978: Halloween all-nighter party at Edgar's, music furnished by WSBF.
  • 1979: N.C. State fans vandalize the Tiger statue at Littlejohn Coliseum with spray paint.
  • 1990: The Tigers defeat the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, 24-6, for Clemson's 500th victory.
  • 2006: The Anderson Sunshine House Help the Homeless Drive is held - collection locations at the Library Bridge, Hendrix Center, the Union, Tillman Place Apartments, and selected local stores. Hosted by Dr. Vander Mey's Sociology 311 Class, Department of Sociology, with Tigers Who Care, Gamma Phi Beta, and Bethel United Methodist Church (Pendleton). For information, contact Katie Reid (kreid@clemson.edu) or Katy Zeanah (kzeanah@clemson.edu).
  • 2007: Clemson defeats Maryland, 30-17, in College Park.


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