On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1917

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Venizelos takes over as Prime Minister of Greece and severs relations with Central Powers, bringing Greece onside with the Allies in WWI

Greek Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos
Greek Prime Minister
Eleftherios Venizelos

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
1917 Highlights

About June 27, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer