On this day: August 27

POSTED: 3:55 PM Aug 24 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 27 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 - Guinness Book of Records
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Guinness World Records

1955: "The Guinness Book of World Records" is published for the first time. It would reach the top of the British bestseller lists by Christmas. The following year it was launched in the U.S. and sold 70,000 copies.

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