On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1893

Historical Events

  • Richard "King Dick" Seddon succeeds John Balance as premier of New Zealand and leader of Liberal Party

Famous Birthdays

  • Allen Sothoron, American baseball player, born in Bradford, Ohio (d. 1939)
  • Draža Mihailović, Serbian WWII hero and war criminal, born in Ivanjica, Serbia (d. 1946)
  • Norman Bel Geddes, American theatrical designer (Rivals, Dead End), born in Adrian, Michigan (d. 1958)

Famous Deaths

  • John Ballance, 14th Prime Minister of New Zealand & the founder of the Liberal Party, dies of intestinal disease after a major surgical operation at 54
  • John Murray Corse, American general (Union), dies on his 58th birthday
1893 Highlights

About April 27, 1893

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 128 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus