On this day: August 27

POSTED: 3:55 PM Aug 24 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 27 2013

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 - Gracie Allen
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CBS Television

1964: Actress and comedian Gracie Allen, who became internationally famous as the zany partner and comic foil of husband George Burns, dies of a heart attack at age 69 in Los Angeles, Calif. She's seen here with Burns in 1952.

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