On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st baseball player (Hank Gowdy) to enter WW I military service
  • Venizelos takes over as Prime Minister of Greece and severs relations with Central Powers, bringing Greece onside with the Allies in WWI

Famous Birthdays

  • K. M. Rangnekar, Indian cricketer (batted in 3 Tests India v Australia 1947-48), born in Bombay, India (d. 1984)
  • Ron Hayward, English politician, General Secretary of the Labour Party, born in Chipping Sodbury, Oxfordshire (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Gustav von Schmolle, German economist (Historical School), dies at 79
  • Gustav von Schmoller, German economist (Lectern Socialism), dies at 79
  • Karl Allmenröder, German World War I flying Ace, dies at 21