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)

Person of interestLyndon B. Johnson

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

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson

Person of interestDonald 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)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

1908 Highlights

About August 27, 1908

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo