On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1918

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Tarzan of the Apes", 1st Tarzan film, premieres at Broadway Theater
  • The first hostilities occurred in the Finnish Civil War.

Famous Birthdays

  • Elmore James, musician (Dust My Broom)
  • Skitch Henderson, orchestra leader (Tonight Show), born in Birmingham, England
  • William Seawell, United States Army Brigadier General (d. 2005)