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 da Silva, Brazilian triple jumper (Olympic golds 1952, 56), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2001)
  • Paul McCloskey, American politician (Senator-R-California 1967-83), born in Loma Linda, 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? 94 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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