On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1908

Historical Events

  • Calgary City Rugby Football Club re-organizes as the Tigers

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Leahy, American football coach (Notre Dame), born in O'Neill, Nebraska (d. 1973)
  • Kurt Wegner, German artist, born in Köln, Germany (d. 1985)

Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (Democrat: 1963-69), born in Stonewall, Texas (d. 1973)

Donald Bradman

Sir Donald Bradman AC, Australian Cricket Batsman and captain (52 Tests; 6,996 runs @ WR 99.94 average; HS 334; 29 x 100s), born in Cootamundra, Australia (d. 2001)

1908 Highlights

About August 27, 1908

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo