On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1900

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Battle of Bergendal: General Buller defeats the Boer under general Louis Botha

  • Gabriel Fauré's grand cantata "Prométhée" premieres at Arènes de Béziers, France; performance involved almost 800 singers and musicians (including two wind bands and 15 harps) and an audience of 10,000

Famous Birthdays

  • Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, Russian composer, teacher, and conductor (Georgian State Orchestra, 1952-65), born in Kvemo-Khviti, Georgia (d. 1965)
1900 Highlights

About August 27, 1900

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo