On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1927

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Event

Yankees slugger Babe Ruth tees off Tommy Thomas in the 5th inning to hit first HR hit out of Comiskey Park, Chicago; New York beats White Sox, 8-1

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Moss, British jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Surrey, England (d. 2008)
1927 Highlights

About August 16, 1927

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo