On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1919

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Babe Ruth's 29th HR is 1st of year in Wash (1st in every park in league in one season)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • British troops withdraw from the North Russian town of Archangelsk after fighting Bolsheviks/Soviets
  • Democratic National Committee votes to allow female members
  • Pitcher Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike-outs

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles H Percy, (Sen-R-Ill)
  • James H. Wilkinson, American mathematician (d. 1986)
  • Jayne Meadows, American actress (Dark Delusion, David and Bathsheba) and wife of Steve Allen, born in Wuchang, Hubei, China (d. 2015)
  • Johnny Pesky, American baseball player, (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Adelina [Adela JM] Patti, Italian soprano (Lucio), dies at 76
  • Robert Gleeson, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies