On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1938

Historical Events

  • DuPont announces its new synthetic polyamide fiber will be called "nylon"

Famous Birthdays

  • Maurice Hinchey, American politician (Rep-D-New York), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic, dies at 57
1938 Highlights

About October 27, 1938

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio