On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1927

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

Famous Deaths

  • Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti, executed in Massachusetts