On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1927

Historical Events

  • Construction of Spirit of St Louis (the monoplane which Charles Lindburgh was to fly across the Atlantic) is completed

Famous Birthdays

  • (Cecil James) "Big Jay" McNeely, American R&B saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2018)
  • Betsy Ancker-Johnson, American physicist and auto company executive, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Dorothy Manley, English 100m sprinter (Olympic silver 1948), born in London, England
1927 Highlights

About April 29, 1927

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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