On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1927

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Babe Ruth hits 1st of 60 HRs of season (off A's Howard Ehmke)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Switzerland & USSR agree to diplomatic relations

Famous Birthdays

  • Abha Gandhi, servant to Gandhi (d. 1995)
  • 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