On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1927

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Keyes, American author (Flowers for Algernon), born in Boca Raton, Florida (d. 2014)
  • Marvin Minsky, American artificial intelligence computer scientist (MIT), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Robert Shaw, British actor, novelist, and playwright (Deep, Jaws, Sting, Black Sunday), born in Westhoughton, Lancashire (d. 1978)
1927 Highlights

About August 9, 1927

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 93 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo