On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 20,000 women march in a suffrage parade in New York, US

Famous Birthdays

  • Augustine Harris, British Bishop of Middlesbrough, born in West Derby, Liverpool (d. 2007)
  • Jack Plimsoll, South African cricketer (South African lefty quick, 3-143 in only Test 1947), born in Kalk Bay, South Africa (d. 1999)
  • Oliver Tambo, South African lawyer, anti-apartheid politician and co-founder (African National Congress), born in Nkantolo, Bizana, South Africa (d. 1993)

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Rhys-Davids, English flying ace (WW I), dies at 20