September 27: Clara Hughes; Randy Bachman; Wawanesa's first war dead.

September 27, 1943 - Randolph Charles (Randy) Bachmann is born in Winnipeg. His last name was shortened early in his singing career.

September 27, 1972 - Five-time Olympic medallist Clara Hughes is born in Winnipeg.

Hughes medalled in cycling in the 1996 Summer Olympics and in speed skating in the 2002 Winter Olympics making her the only Canadian to medal at both a summer and winter games. Only four athletes in history have ever achieved that feat.

September 27, 1989 - The Manitoba Glass Company site on Cemetery Road West, Beausejour, is designated a Provincial Heritage Site.

Wawanesa, Manitoba
September 27, 1916 - Gasoline engineer Arthur Austin is the first Wawanesa resident killed in World War I. He is buried at the Vimy Memorial cemetery in France and commemorated on the village's war memorial.

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