On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1938

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Elliot del Borgo, American music educator (SUNY/Crane School of Music, 1966-95) and composer (1980 Winter Olympics), born in Port Chester, New York (d. 2013)
  • 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? 82 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio