On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Willy den Ouden swims world record 100m free style (1:04.6)

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Glaser, American singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again), born in Spalding, Nebraska
  • 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

Person of interestIvan Pavlov

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

Physiologist Ivan Pavlov
Ivan Pavlov
  • Joshua W. Alexander, U.S. Secretary of Commerce under Woodrow Wilson (b. 1852)