On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1916

Historical Events

  • Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary

Famous Birthdays

  • Martha Raye [Margaret Reed], American actress (Waikiki Wedding, Martha Raye Show), born in Butte, Montana (d. 1994)
  • Tony Harris, South African cricketer (8 Tests for South Africa 1947-49, 100 runs) and rugby union player (Springbok), born in Kimberley, Cape Province (d. 1993)
1916 Highlights

About August 27, 1916

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 105 years and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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