On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1927

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard "Bernie" Cornfeld, Romanian/US financier (Fund of Funds)
  • Robert Moore, American director and actor (Murder by Death, Marshall-Diana), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1984)

Famous Deaths

  • Horace Alderman, American murderer, hanged
1927 Highlights

About August 17, 1927

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo