On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1919

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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, 1st Prime Minister of South Africa (1910-19), dies at 56