What Happened on October 27, 1927

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Queen Wilhelmina opens Meuse-Waal Canal in Nijmegen

Famous Birthdays

  • Dominick Argento, American composer (Colonel Jonathan the Saint), born in York, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • Edward Keinholz, American artist and sculptor, born in Fairfield, Washington (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph "Squizzy" Taylor, Australian gangster, dies of wounds following a gunfight with a rival gangster, John "Snowy" Cutmore, at 39