What Happened on August 27, 1928

Historical Events

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

Treaty of Interest

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

  • 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 [Mansfield], 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 alpine skier (Olympic gold men's slalom, silver downhill 1952), born in Lech am Arlberg, Austria (d. 2012)
  • Peter Richard Tahourdin, English-Australian composer, born in Bramdean, Hampshire (d. 2009)
1928 Highlights

About August 27, 1928

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo