On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1927

Famous Birthdays

  • Elis Juliana, Antillian writer/poet (Lady of the Night: A flower)
  • Jim Weaver, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon), born in Brookings, South Dakota
  • Johnny Temple, American baseball player (d. 1994)
  • Melvin F. Stute, American thoroughbred racehorse trainer (Preakness Stakes 1986, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies 1986, Breeders' Cup Sprint 1987), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • Yuri Kasakow, Russian writer, born in Moscow (d. 1982)
1927 Highlights

About August 8, 1927

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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