Today is Friday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2017. There are 65 days left in the year.

On Oct. 27, 1947, "You Bet Your Life," a comedy quiz show starring Groucho Marx, premiered on ABC Radio. (It later became a TV show on NBC.)

In 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for ratification of the United States Constitution, was published.

In 1858, the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, was born in New York City.

In 1938, DuPont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn: “nylon.”

In 1954, U.S. Air Force Col. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. was promoted to brigadier general, the first black officer to achieve that rank in the USAF. Walt Disney's first television program, titled "Disneyland" after the yet-to-be completed theme park, premiered on ABC.

In 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, a U-2 reconnaissance aircraft was shot down while flying over Cuba, killing the pilot, U.S. Air Force Maj. Rudolf Anderson Jr.

In 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord.

In 1980, opera star Beverly Sills gave her last public performance during a farewell gala at New York's Lincoln Center.

In 2004, the Boston Red Sox won their first World Series since 1918, sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4, 3-0.

Birthdays: Actor John Cleese is 78. Country singer Lee Greenwood is 75. Producer-director Ivan Reitman is 71. Actor Peter Firth is 64. Golf Hall of Famer Patty Sheehan is 61. Singer Simon Le Bon is 59. Internet news editor Matt Drudge is 51.

Thought for Today: "If men were angels, no government would be necessary." -- President James Madison (1751-1836).