On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1927

Historical Events

  • Telephone service begins between US & Mexico
  • Tornado strikes St Louis Missouri, 85 die

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Yankees slugger Babe Ruth ties MLB record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games; New York's 7-4 win v Philadelphia A's and 15-4 rout of Washington Senators

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Famous Birthdays

  • Adhemar Ferreira da Silva, Brazil, triple jumper (Olympic gold 1952, 56)
  • Paul McCloskey, (Sen-R-California)

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Achleitner, German writer, dies at 69
  • Willem Einthoven, Dutch physiologist and inventor of the electrocardiodiogram (Nobel Prize in Medicine 1924), dies at 67
1927 Highlights

About September 29, 1927

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 93 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra