On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1914

Historical Events


BattleBattle of Interest

Second day of Battle of Tannenberg (WWI): Germans bombard Usdau

German WWI General Erich Ludendorff
German WWI General
Erich Ludendorff
  • US war reporter Richard H Davis visits Leuven

Famous Birthdays

  • Catherine Marshall, American editor and writer, born in Johnson City, Tennessee (d. 1983)
1914 Highlights

About August 27, 1914

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo