On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1927

Historical Events

  • Mel Ott, 18, hits his 1st league home run (inside the park)

Famous Birthdays

  • Allen Breed, American inventor of the first automotive airbag sensor, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Gisele Halimi, Tunisian-French lawyer, feminist and author, born in Tunis, French Tunisia (d. 2020)
  • Guy Carawan, American folk singer and folklorist (popularized "We Shall Overcome"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Sat Mahajan, Indian politician (Rural Development Minister), born in Nurpur, Kangra District (d. 2012)

Famous Weddings

Bernard Montgomery

British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (39) weds Elizabeth Carver in Chiswick, England

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
1927 Highlights

About July 27, 1927

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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