On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1912

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

W. C. Handy publishes "Memphis Blues", considered the 1st blues song

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy

Famous Birthdays

  • Gerben Wagenaar, Dutch resistance fighter and communist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1993)
  • Mary Grierson, Welsh botanical artist, born in Bangor, Wales (d. 2012)
  • Tauno Marttinen, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 2008)