On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1927

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)
1927 Highlights

About July 24, 1927

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo