On This Day

What Happened on December 27, 1923

Historical Events

MurderAssassination Attempt

Emperor Hirohito of Japan narrowly evades an assassination attempt by a Korean independence activist, Lee Bong-chang

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan

Famous Deaths

Person of interestGustave Eiffel

Gustave Eiffel [Alexandre], engineer (Eiffel Tower), dies at 91

Engineer and Architect Gustave Eiffel
Engineer and Architect
Gustave Eiffel

1923 Highlights

About December 27, 1923

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn