On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1927

Historical Events

Historic Event

Queen Wilhelmina opens Meuse-Waal Canal in Nijmegen

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard Parmegiani, French composer (L'Oeil ├ęcoute - The Eye Listens), born in Paris (d. 2013)
  • 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
1927 Highlights

About October 27, 1927

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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