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 Football HOF ruck rover (6×VFL Premierships Melbourne FC, Carlton FC) and coach (4×VFL Premierships; Melbourne, Carlton, Nth Melbourne, Sydney), born in Castlemaine, Australia (d. 2023)
  • Virginia Maskell, English actress (Suspect, Doctor in Love, Man Upstairs), born in Shepherd's Bush, London (d. 1968)
Born in 1936

Famous Deaths

Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936)

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? 87 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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