On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1920

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • Jose Melis, orchestra leader (Jack Paar Program), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Reg Simpson, English cricket batsman (27 Tests; best 156no v Australia 1951), born in Sherwood, Nottinghamshire (d. 2013)
  • Robert L. "Bob" Talley, American jazz and blues pianist and composer (Blues Alley All Star Band), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandru D Xenopol, Romanian historian, dies at 72