On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1927

Famous Birthdays

  • David Ireland, Australian author (The Unknown Industrial Prisoner), born in Lakemba, New South Wales, Australia
  • Harry Markowitz, American economist (Nobel 1990), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Roger Danneels, Flemish accordionist, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • William V. Shannon, American journalist and ambassador to Ireland (1977-81), born in Worchester, Massachusetts (d. 1988)
1927 Highlights

About August 24, 1927

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 94 years and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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