On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1909

Historical Events

  • British ship SS Waratah is last seen en-route from Durban to Cape Town; 211 on board are missing and no trace of the ship ever found

Historic Event

Orville Wright tests 1st US Army airplane, flying 1h12m40s

Famous Birthdays

  • Marcia Anastasia Christoforides, British philanthropist, art collector, and racehorse owner, born in Sutton, Surrey, England (d. 1994)
1909 Highlights

About July 27, 1909

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo