On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1914

Famous Birthdays

  • Frederick Erroll, 1st Baron Erroll of Hale, British Conservative politician, born in London (d. 2000)
  • Hugh Le Caine, Canadian physicist and composer, born in Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay), Ontario (d. 1977)
  • Ross Stainton, CEO (British Airways), born in Whitstable, England (d. 2011)

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Swan, English physicist and chemist (incandescent light bulb), dies at 85
1914 Highlights

About May 27, 1914

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini