On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1916

Famous Birthdays

  • (Elbert) "Skippy" Williams, American jazz tenor saxophonist and musical arranger, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (d. 1994)
  • Amha Selassie, Crown prince of Ethiopia and son of emperor Haile Selassi, born in Harar, Ethiopian Empire (d. 1997)
  • Keenan Wynn, American actor (Dr Strangelove, Absent Minded Professor), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • Siegfried Reda, German church musician and composer, born in Bochum, Germany (d. 1968)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Fryatt, British capt of SS Brussels, executed by Germans, dies
1916 Highlights

About July 27, 1916

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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