On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1936

Famous Birthdays

  • Geoffrey Shovelton, English opera singer, born in Atherton, Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • John Burningham, English author and illustrator of children's books (Mr Grumpy's Outing), born in Farnham, England (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • Frederik August Stoett, Dutch linguist (Dutch Proverbs), dies at 72
  • Karl Pearson, British statistician (leading founder of the modern field of statistics), dies at 79
1936 Highlights

About April 27, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus