On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1927

Historical Events

Sports History

Australian cricketing prodigy Don Bradman scores 118 in his 1st-class debut for NSW against South Australia at the Adelaide Oval

  • US submarine S-4 sinks after collision killing all 34 aboard
  • Victoria score 793 against Queensland, Bill Ponsford 437

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard Long, American actor (Prof-Nanny and the Professor), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1974)

Famous Deaths

  • Hubert Harrison, West Indian-American writer and freedom fighter, dies at 44
1927 Highlights

About December 17, 1927

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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