On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1937

Historical Events

  • Brooklyn Dodger Fred Frankhouse no-hits Cin, 5-0 in 7 2/3 inn game
  • George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 345.49 MPH

Famous Birthdays

  • Alice Coltrane [née McLeod], American jazz harp, piano, and organ player (Journey in Satchidananda), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • Mark Potter, British court judge
  • Phil Shulman, Scottish rock horn player (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Tommy Sands, American singer/actor (Teenage Rock, Dream With Me), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • John Russell Pope, American architect (Jefferson Memorial, National Archives and Records Administration), dies at 63
1937 Highlights

About August 27, 1937

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 83 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo