On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1928

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
11x Prime Minister of France Aristide Briand
11x Prime Minister of France
Aristide Briand
  • 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 skier (Olympic gold 1952), born in Lech, 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? 92 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo