On This Day

What Happened on March 27, 1925

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 84th Grand National: Major John Wilson wins aboard 100/9 shot Double Chance; first year a tape, known then as a 'gate', used at the start line

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Henry Plumb, 15th President of the European Parliament, born in Warwickshire
  • John Bayley, English academic and writer (Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2015)
  • Robert Cohan, American dancer and artistic director (Contemporary Dance Trust), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Neumann, German mathematician and physicist (Neumann-functions), dies at 92