On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1936

Historical Events

  • Dutch swimmer Willy den Ouden sets new women's world 100m freestyle record (1:04.6) in Amsterdam; lasts 22 years until broken in 1956 by Dawn Fraser of Australia

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Glaser, American country singer (Tompall & the Glaser Brothers), born in Spalding, Nebraska (d. 2019)
  • Roger M. Mahoney, American cardinal (Archbishop of Los Angeles, 1985–2011), born in Hollywood, California
  • Ron Barassi, Australian rules footballer, born in Castlemaine, Australia
  • Virginia Maskell, English actress (Suspect, Doctor in Love, Man Upstairs), born in Shepherd's Bush, London (d. 1968)

Famous Deaths

Ivan Pavlov

Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist and pioneer in psychology (Nobel Prize 1904), dies at 86

  • Joshua W. Alexander, U.S. Secretary of Commerce under Woodrow Wilson (b. 1852)
1936 Highlights

About February 27, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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