On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1929

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeta Bagrintseve, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic silver 1952)
  • Ira Levin, American author (Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Herman Poto─Źnik, Slovenian rocket scientist, dies at 36
1929 Highlights

About August 27, 1929

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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