On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1913

Historical Events

  • Lt Pyotr Nesterov, of Imperial Russian Air Service, performs a loop in a monoplane at Kiev (1st aerobatic maneuver in an airplane)
  • Swedish engineer Gideon Sundback of Hoboken applies to patent all-purpose zipper

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Benfield, head of Cheshire CID, born in Ashton Upon Mersey, England (d. 1995)
  • Donald M. MacKinnon, Scottish philosopher, born in Oban, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • Stewart Crawford, British diplomat
1913 Highlights

About August 27, 1913

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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