On This Day

What Happened on November 27, 1934

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI

FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis

Famous Birthdays

  • Ammo Baba, Iraqi-Assyrian footballer and coach, born in Baghdad, Iraq (d. 2009)
  • Lawrence Jenco, American Roman Catholic priest held hostage in Beirut, Lebanon, born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • "Baby Face" Nelson [Lester Gillis], American bank robber and gangster, shot by the FBI in a shoot out at 25
  • Herman Hollis, FBI agent, shot and killed by Baby Face Nelson
  • Sam Cowley, FBI agent, shot and killed by Baby Face Nelson
1934 Highlights

About November 27, 1934

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius