On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1896

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestRogers Hornsby

Rogers Hornsby, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman ( NL MVP 1925, 29; 7 x NL batting champion; St. Louis Cardinals, Browns, Chicago Cubs) and manager (Cardinals, Browns, Cubs), born in Winters, Texas (d. 1963)

MLB Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman and Manager Rogers Hornsby
MLB Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman and Manager
Rogers Hornsby
  • Wallace Hume Carothers, American chemist and inventor (nylon), born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 1937)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Parkes, Australian politician (longest non-consecutive Premier of the Colony of New South Wales), dies at 80
1896 Highlights

About April 27, 1896

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus