On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 1927

Historical Events

AgreementContract of Interest

Babe Ruth becomes the highest-paid player in MLB history when he signs 3-year, $70,000 per season contract with the New York Yankees

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Savitt, American tennis player
  • Philip Batt, 29th Governor of the U.S. state of Idaho
  • Robert DiDomenica, American flautist, composer and educator, born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Robert Orben, American magician
  • Thayer David, American actor (Eiger Sanction, Rocky, Nero Wolfe, Savages), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 1978)

Famous Deaths

  • Ira Remsen American chemist (b. 1846)
1927 Highlights

About March 4, 1927

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces