On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday

Famous Birthdays

  • Geoffrey Shovelton, English opera singer, born in Atherton, Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • John Burningham, English author and illustrator of childrens books (Mr Grumpy's Outing), born in Farnham, England (d. 2019)
  • Khalid Wazir, Pakistani cricketer (son of S Wazir Ali 2 Tests for Pakistan 1954), born in Jullundur, Punjab, British India

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