On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1924

Historical Events

  • VIII Summer Olympic Games close in Paris, France

Famous Birthdays

  • Otar Vasilisdze Taktakishvili, Georgian composer, conductor, teacher, and musicologist, born in Tbilisi, Georgia SSR (d. 1989)
  • Vincent Canby, American movie critic (NY Times), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

  • Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist/composer, dies at 58
1924 Highlights

About July 27, 1924

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo