On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1916

Historical Events

  • Battle of Segale: Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasus V, is defeated by Fitawrari abte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zauditu.

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob de Lange [Jacob Bernard de Lange], Dutch actor and director (Daniel), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1978)
  • Kazimierz Brandys, Polish essayist and writer, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 2000)
1916 Highlights

About October 27, 1916

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 104 years and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio