On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 1927

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Iraq gains independence from Britain, but British troops remain

Famous Birthdays

  • Koss Rietkerk, Dutch internal minister (VVD) (1982-86), born in Boskoop, Netherlands (d. 1986)
  • Richard Cassilly, American tenor, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1998)

Famous Deaths

  • Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotski, Russian mathematician (b. 1842)