On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1927

Historical Events

Film Release

"The Second Hundred Years" silent short film released starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy - 1st Laurel and Hardy film with them appearing as a team

  • Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3 at Yankee Stadium for a 4-0 series sweep

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Duncan, American blues drummer, born in McKinney, Texas (d. 1995)
  • César Milstein, Argentine biochemist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1984), born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina (d. 2002)
  • Gigi Durston, American singer (Sonny Kendis Show), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary, born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1956)
  • Raymond Chow, Hong Kong film producer, popularized martial arts worldwide, born in Hong Kong (d. 2018)
  • Torbjorn Falkanger, Norwegian ski jumper who took the Olympic oath in 1952, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Mary Webb, English writer (Gone to Earth), dies at 46
1927 Highlights

About October 8, 1927

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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