What Happened on August 23, 1927

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Bruna, Dutch illustrator (Miffy books), born in Utrecht (d. 2017)
  • Houari Boumédiènne, President of Algeria (1965-78), born in Clauzel, Algeria (d. 1978)
  • John Hoskyns, Policy Advisor to Margaret Thatcher (1979-82) (d. 2014)
  • Martial Solal, French jazz pianist and composer, born in Algiers, French Algeria
  • Peter Wyngarde [Cyril Goldbert], British actor (Department S and Jason King), born in Marseille, France (d. 2018)
Born in 1927

Famous Deaths

  • Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti, executed in Massachusetts
  • Therese Zamara, Austrian harpist and music teacher, dies at 71
1927 Highlights

About August 23, 1927

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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