On This Day

What Happened on March 27, 1931

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 90th Grand National: 9 year old Grakle, at odds of 100/6 and ridden by jockey Bob Lyall wins by 1.5 lengths from 1929 winner Gregalach

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 (Anna of the Five Towns), dies at 63