What Happened on July 27, 1916

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Birthdays

  • Amha Selassie, Crown prince of Ethiopia and son of emperor Haile Selassi, born in Harar, Ethiopian Empire (d. 1997)
  • Elbert Skippy Williams, American jazz tenor saxophonist and musical arranger, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (d. 1994)
  • 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