On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1929

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Dike of Wieringermeerpolder finished

Famous Birthdays

  • Harvey Fuqua, American rock vocalist (Moonglows-Sincerely), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2010)
  • Jack Higgins [Harry Patterson], British novelist (The Eagle Has Landed), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Marc Wilkinson, Australian composer, born in Paris

Famous Deaths

  • Raoul Pictet, Swiss physicist who invented liquid nitrogen and was a pioneer of cryogenics, dies at 83