On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1927

Historical Events

  • Tornado hits Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays

  • Fenella Fielding, English actress (Carry On films), born in London (d. 2018)
  • Robert Drasnin, American clarinetist, composer, and film and television music supervisor (CBS, 1977-91), born in Charleston, West Virginia (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Adolph Joffe, Russian Communist revolutionary and writer (Brest-Litovsk), commits suicide at 44
1927 Highlights

About November 17, 1927

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 94 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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