On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1931

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Cunningham, American baseball player
  • Sri Chinmoy, Indian guru, born in Shakpura, British India (now Bangladesh) (d. 2007)
  • Sven Tumba, Swedish ice hockey center, football winger, golfer, course designer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2011)

Famous Deaths

  • Francis Marion Smith, American borax magnate (b. 1846)
  • Frank Harris, Irish-American journalist and writer (My Life & Loves), dies at 75
  • Willem Hubert Nolens, Dutch priest and ambassador to Vatican, dies at 70