What Happened on April 27, 1896

Famous Birthdays

Rogers HornsbyRogers Hornsby (1896-1963)

American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman (NL MVP 1925, 29; 7 x NL batting champion; 3 x .400+ seasons; St. Louis Cardinals, Browns) and manager (Cardinals, Browns, Cubs), born in Winters, Texas

  • Wallace Hume Carothers, American chemist and inventor (nylon), born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 1937)
Born in 1896

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? 126 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus