On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1917

Historical Events

  • Broadhurst Theater opens at 235 W 44th St NYC
  • EHC soccer team forms in Hoensbroek Neth

Famous Birthdays

  • Louis Auchincloss, Lawrence NY, lawyer/novelist (Watchfires)
  • William T. Orr, American television producer (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestEdgar Degas

Edgar Degas, French impressionist painter, sculptor and artist (The Bellelli Family), dies at 83

Impressionist Painter Edgar Degas
Impressionist Painter
Edgar Degas
1917 Highlights

About September 27, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 104 years and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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