Governor Sir Cecil Clementi Smith officially opened the Island Club (now Singapore Island Country Club), complete with an 18-hole course, on 27 August 1932. This was a historical event for Singapore as this was the first club with a multi racial membership in the colony. All the races in Singapore were represented on the Club's committee. It was, essentially, a mixed-club which had no consideration for color or creed – Chinese, Indians, Arabs and Jews all integrated and blended as one at the club.



The Master Printers Association, Singapore was officially launched on 27 August 1937.



SAFRA was later tasked to organise another street party, with more resources from the police and SAF, as well as a much longer stretch of road – a 1.7km stretch between Buyong Road and the Scotts/Paterson Junction.  Thus on 27 August 1988, Swing Singapore came to life. It was the greatest street party in Singapore’s history. Revellers numbering some 250,000 danced into the wee hours of the morning to an estimated 60,000 watts of music, lights and laser displays. Five DJs perched atop cherry-pickers supplied the party beats.




The idea for Hair for Hope first came about from a group of volunteers with Children's Cancer Foundation (CCF). Understanding the ordeals that children with cancer are subjected to, 9 volunteers decided to shave their heads as a symbolic gesture to help create awareness for children’s cancer in conjunction with the annual CCF fund-raising event, Tulip Hearts Day 2003. Hair for Hope was officially launched on 27 August 2004 to reach out to members of the public.