On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1927

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Yankees slugger Babe Ruth hits 40th home run during his MLB record 60 HR season in New York's 9-4 loss to Cleveland Indians at Dunn Field

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandar Obradovic, Serbian composer, born in Bled, Slovenia (d. 2001)

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actor Charlie Chaplin divorces his 2nd wife Lita Grey after 3 years of marriage in the largest divorce settlement at the time (US$600,000, plus trusts for children)

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin
Actress Lita Grey
Lita Grey

1927 Highlights

About August 22, 1927

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo