On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1923

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Wayne [Jagelka], America session and jazz guitarist ( Woody Herman; George Shearing; Tony Bennett), born in New York City (d. 1997)
  • Dexter Gordon, American jazz tenor saxophonist and actor (Round Midnight, The Other Side of Round Midnight), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1990)
  • Viktor Kalabis, Czech composer (Two Worlds), born in Červený Kostelec (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Francis Abdy Williams, composer, dies at 67
1923 Highlights

About February 27, 1923

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces