On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1919

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Boston Red Sox slugger Babe Ruth takes his MLB home run record to 29 with a 3rd inning blast in a 7-5 defeat at the Washington Senators' Griffith Stadium

  • 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
1919 Highlights

About September 27, 1919

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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