On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1933

Famous Birthdays

  • Earle Wells, New Zealand sailor (Olympic gold Flying Dutchman 1964), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2021)
  • Floyd Cramer, American Country Music Hall of Fame pianist ("Last Date"; "On the Rebound"), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower (Olympic gold 1960), born in Leningrad (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Julius Klengel, German cellist and composer, dies at 74
  • Meir Shapira, rabbi/organizer (Daf Yomi), dies
1933 Highlights

About October 27, 1933

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 88 years and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio