What Happened on February 27, 1923

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Wayne [Jagelka], America session and bebop jazz guitarist (Woody Herman's First Herd; George Shearing Quintet; Gil Evans; Tony Bennett), born in New York City (d. 1997)
  • Dexter Gordon, American jazz tenor saxophonist (Go!; The Other Side of 'Round Midnight), and actor ('Round Midnight), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1990)
  • Peter Fowler, British physicist who studied cosmic rays and radiation, born in England (d. 1996)
  • 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? 99 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces