On This Day

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

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
1931 Highlights

About March 27, 1931

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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