On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1932

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Explosion in coal mine Boissevain, Virginia, USA leaves 38 dead

Famous Birthdays

  • Dolf Zwerver, Dutch painter

Person of interestElizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian (Father of the Bride, Butterfield 8, Cleopatra), born in London, England (d. 2011)

  • Lord Young of Graffham, CEO (Cables & Wireless)

Famous Deaths

  • William Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher, dies at 88