What Happened on August 12, 1927

Historical Events

Film 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)

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? 95 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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