What Happened on May 27, 1931

Historical Events

  • 1st full scale wind tunnel for testing airplane at Langley Field, Virginia
  • Swiss Auguste Piccard and Paul Kipfer make 1st flight into stratosphere, by balloon from Augsburg, Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Florence Sharples, director (British YWCA)
  • James Wilson, criminologist ('Zero Tolerance' policing), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • John Chapple, British chief of General Staff
  • Kenny Price, American country singer ("Walking on New Grass"; "Happy Tracks"), born in Florence, Kentucky (d. 1987)
  • VÄ›roslav Neumann, Czech composer and music educator, born in Citoliby, Czechoslovakia (d. 2006)
1931 Highlights

About May 27, 1931

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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