What Happened on October 27, 1924

Historical Events

  • The Uzbek SSR is founded in the Soviet Union

Famous Birthdays

  • Alain Bombard, French biologist, physician, and politician who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in a small boat to test his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive without provisions, born in Paris (d. 2005)
  • Bonnie Lou [Mary Joan Okum], American rockabilly musician ("Tennessee Mambo"), born in Towanda, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • Gary Chester [Cesario Gurciullo], Italian-American session drummer (Ben E. King; Dionne Warwick; John Denver) and drum instructor, born in Siracusa, Italy (d. 1987)
  • George Wallington [Giacinto Figlia], Italian-American jazz pianist, composer ("Lemon Drop"; "Godchild"), and bandleader, born in Palermo, Sicily (d. 1993)
  • Michel Galabru, French actor (Judge & the Assassin), born in Safi, Morocco (d. 2016)
  • Ruby Dee, American actress (A Raisin in the Sun; American Gangster), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
Born in 1924
1924 Highlights

About October 27, 1924

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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