On This Day

What Happened on June 18, 1927

Historical Events


Sports record brokenWorld Record

Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000 m: 5:24.6

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Famous Birthdays

  • John Phillipps Kenyon, English historian, born in Sheffield, England (d. 1996)
  • Paul Eddington, British actor (Devil Rides Out, Devil's Bride), born in Paddington, London (d. 1995)
  • Simeon Pironkov, Bulgarian composer, born in Lom, Bulgaria (d. 2000)
1927 Highlights

About June 18, 1927

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini