On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1928

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 16 die in a NYC subway's 2nd worst accident

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Kellogg-Briand Pact, 60 nations agree to condemn 'recourse to war for the solution of international controversies'.

US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Helen Wills defeats fellow American Helen Jacobs 6–2, 6–1 for her 5th of 7 US singles crowns

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Thompson, British politician (Labour), born in Ashington, England (d. 2011)
  • Joan Kroc, American 3rd wife of Ray Kroc, the owner of McDonald's and the San Diego Padres, born in West St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • Mangosuthu Buthelezi, South African politician (Chief Minister of KwaZulu 1972-94), born in Mahlabathini, Natal, South Africa
  • Othmar Schneider, Austrian skier (Olympic gold 1952), born in Lech, Austria (d. 2012)
  • Peter Richard Tahourdin, English-Australian composer, born in Bramdean, Hampshire (d. 2009)