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)
  • J.D. Crowe, American bluegrass banjo player and band leader (The New South), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 2021)
  • Mark Potter, British court judge
  • Phil Shulman, Scottish rock horn player (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Tommy Sands, American actor (The Singing Idol; Ensign Pulver), and singer ("Teen-Age Crush"; "Love in a Goldfish Bowl"), 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? 85 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo