What Happened on July 24, 1927

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Katz, American figurative artist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • James J. Howard, American educator and Democratic Party politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey), born in Irvington, New Jersey (d. 1988)
  • Wilfred Josephs, English composer, born in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • RyĆ«nosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (b. 1892)