What Happened on June 27, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st baseball player (Hank Gowdy) to enter WW I military service
  • Venizelos takes over as Prime Minister of Greece and severs relations with Central Powers, bringing Greece onside with the Allies in WWI

Famous Birthdays

  • K M Rangnekar, cricketer (batted in 3 Tests India v Australia 1947-48)
  • Ronald George Hayward, political manager

Famous Deaths

  • Gustav von Schmolle, German economist (Historical School), dies at 79