August 1927 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 7 Peace Bridge between US & Canada dedicated
  • Aug 7 US rum smuggler Horace Alderman kills 3
  • Aug 19 Metropolitan Sergius proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet state.
  • Aug 21 4th Pan-African Congress meets (NYC)
  • Aug 27 Parks College, America's oldest aviation school, opens

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Andre Cools, Belgian minister of Budget/vice-premier
  • Aug 1 Franklyn Perring, English Botanist (co-author of Atlas of the British Flora, 1962), born in London, England
  • Aug 2 Peter Swinnereton-Dyer, English mathematician, born in Ponteland, Northumberland
  • Aug 6 William David Ford, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1965- )
  • Aug 7 Edwin W Edwards, (Gov-La)
  • Aug 8 Elis Juliana, Antillian writer/poet (Lady of the Night: A flower)
  • Aug 8 Jim Weaver, (Rep-D-OR, 1975- )
  • Aug 8 Yuri Kasakow, Russian writer, born in Moscow (d. 1982)
  • Aug 9 Marvin Minsky, Artifical intelligence computer scientist (MIT)
  • Aug 9 Daniel Keyes, American author (Flowers for Algernon), born in Boca Raton, Florida (d. 2014)
  • Aug 11 James Eaton, Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Londonderry
  • Aug 11 Len Rempt-Halmmans de Jongh, Dutch politician (VVD)
  • Aug 14 Lord Whaddon, CEO (Daltrade & Skorimpex-Rind)
  • Aug 17 Bernard "Bernie" Cornfeld, Romanian/US financier (Fund of Funds)
  • Aug 18 Rosalynn Smith Carter, American 1st lady (1977-1981), born in Plains, Georgia
  • Aug 19 James T Broyhill, (Sen-R-NC, 1986)
  • Aug 21 Thomas S. Monson, 16th president of the (Mormon) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Aug 23 Dick Bruna, Dutch illustrator (Miffy books), born in Utrecht (d. 2017)
  • Aug 23 Houari Boumedienne, president of Algeria (1965-78)
  • Aug 23 John Hoskyns, director-general (Institute of Directors)
  • Aug 24 Roger Danneels, Flemish accordionist
  • Aug 24 William V. Shannon, American journalist and ambassador to Ireland (1977-81), born in Worchester, Massachusetts (d. 1988)
  • Aug 24 David Ireland, Australian author (The Unknown Industrial Prisoner), born in Lakemba, New South Wales, Australia
  • Aug 24 Harry Markowitz, American economist (Nobel 1990), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 26 Francois Leydet, sierra club (Last Redwoods)
  • Aug 26 Sam Massell, (Mayor-Atlanta)
  • Aug 26 B. V. Doshi, Indian architect
  • Aug 27 Hugh Byatt, British diplomat
  • Aug 30 Geoffrey Beene, Louisiana, dress designer (8 Coty Awards)

Divorces in History


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Aug 26 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (60) divorces artist Maude Noel after almost 4 years of marriage


Deaths in History

  • Aug 4 John Dillon, Irish nationalist/British Lower house leader, dies at 75
  • Aug 13 James Curwood, US journalist/writer (Valley of Silent Men), dies at 49
  • Aug 17 Horace Alderman, American murderer, hanged
  • Aug 23 Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti, executed in Mass