What Happened on March 27, 1931

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 90th Grand National: Bob Lyall aboard Grakle wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Charlie Chaplin receives France's distinguished Legion of Honor

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • John McGraw says night baseball will not catch on

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Bauman, CEO (British Aerospace)
  • Burt Collins, American jazz trumpeter, born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • Yoriaki Matsudaira, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo

Famous Deaths

  • Arnold Bennett, English novelist, dies at 63