On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 1927

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

  • Julian Sochocki, Russian-Polish mathematician, dies at 85
1927 Highlights

About December 14, 1927

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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