On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1917

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)
  • Carl "Bama" Warwick, American jazz trumpeter (Dizzy Gillespie; John Kirby; Woody Herman; Buddy Rich) born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2003)
  • 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

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
1917 Highlights

About October 27, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio