On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1930

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • John Daly, British trade union leader
  • John Watts, British army and Chief of Defense (Omani Armed Forces), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2003)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Journalist H. L. Mencken (49) weds author Sara Haardt (32) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken

Famous Deaths

  • Didericus van Epen, Dutch genealogist (Dutch Patriarch, dies at 62