What Happened on August 27, 1931

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Cunningham, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1959, 59²; St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2021)
  • 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)
Born in 1931

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 Catholic priest, politician (MP, 1896-1931) and law professor (University of Amsterdam, 1909-26), dies at 70
1931 Highlights

About August 27, 1931

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 92 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Virgo