What Happened on March 27, 1931

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

Film & TV History

Charlie Chaplin receives France's distinguished Legion of Honor

  • John McGraw says night baseball will not catch on
1931 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Bauman, CEO (British Aerospace)
  • Burt Collins, American jazz trumpeter, born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • Yoriaki Matsudaira, Japanese composer and academic, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2023)
Born in 1931

Famous Deaths

  • Arnold Bennett, English novelist (Anna of the Five Towns), dies at 63

About March 27, 1931

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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