What Happened on April 15, 1927

Historical Events

  • Switzerland & USSR agree to diplomatic relations

Baseball Record

Yankees slugger Babe Ruth hits #1 of MLB record season 60 HRs; tees off on A's Howard Ehmke in 1st inning of New York's 6-3 win over Philadelphia

Famous Birthdays

  • Abha Gandhi, servant to Gandhi (d. 1995)
  • Annapurna Devi [Roshanara Khan], Indian classical surbahar (bass sitar) player, and music teacher, born in Maihar, British India (now part of Madhya Pradesh, India) (d. 2018)
  • Robert Mills, American physicist (quantum field theory), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 1999)

Famous Deaths

  • Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Di Giacomo), dies at 47
  • Gaston Leroux, French writer (The Phantom of the Opera), dies at 58
1927 Highlights

About April 15, 1927

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries