On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1927

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Cavendish, British MI 6 agent/banker
  • Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Russian 'Grandmother of Russian Human Rights', born in Crimea, Russia (d. 2018)
  • Michael Gielen, Austrian conductor (Frankfurt Opera, 1967-87); Cincinnati Symphony, 1980-86); Southwest German Radio Symphony, 1986-99), and composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • Ferdinand I VAM, King of Romania (1914-27), dies at 61
1927 Highlights

About July 20, 1927

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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