On This Day

What Happened on December 27, 1896

Famous Birthdays

  • Arch Ward, sportswriter (proposed baseball's all-star game)
  • Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright
  • Ewan Calague, economist/statistician (Social Security Board)
  • Louis Bromfield, Mansfield Ohio, writer (Early Autumn, Pulitzer-1926)

Famous Deaths

  • John Brown, British manufacturer (b. 1816)
1896 Highlights

About December 27, 1896

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn