On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1927

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"Wings", one of only two silent films - the other being The Artist in 2011 - to win an Oscar for best picture, opens starring Clara Bow (Outstanding Picture 1929)

Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow
Silent Screen Actress
Clara Bow

Famous Birthdays

  • Porter Wagoner, American country singer, discovered Dolly Parton (Y'All Come, "A Satisfied Mind"), born in West Plains, Missouri (d. 2007)
1927 Highlights

About August 12, 1927

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo