On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1929

Historical Events

  • Dike of Wieringermeerpolder finished

Famous Birthdays

  • Harvey Fuqua, American R&B singer-songwriter (The Moonglows - "Sincerely"), producer (Marvin Gaye), and record label executive (Motown), 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
1929 Highlights

About July 27, 1929

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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