On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1919

Famous Birthdays

  • John Cox, Flemish-American painter and director (Museum of Fine Physician, Boston)
  • John Donkin Dormand, Baron Dormand of Easington, British politician (Labour Party), born in Haswell, County Durham, England (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

Louis Botha

Louis Botha, Boer general and statesman, 1st Prime Minister of South Africa (1910-19), dies at 56

1919 Highlights

About August 27, 1919

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 3 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Virgo