On This Day

What Happened on December 27, 1936

Famous Birthdays

  • José Pérez Francés, Spanish road racing cyclist (Tour de France 1963 overall 3rd), born in Peñacastillo, Spain (d. 2021)
  • Lee Grosscup, American football quarterback (NY Jets, NY Titans) and sportscaster (college football analyst ABC; Cal Berkeley), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2020)
  • Phil Sharpe, English cricketer (12 Tests), born in Shipley, West Yorkshire (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths

  • Hans von Seeckt, German general and advisor of Chiang Kai-shek, dies at 70
1936 Highlights

About December 27, 1936

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 84 years and 11 months
Leap Year: Yes

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