On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Deaths

  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American all-round athlete (10 LPGA majors, Olympic gold medals 80m hurdles, javelin 1932), dies of colon cancer at 45
  • Gerald Finzi, British composer (Dies natalis), dies at 55 of disseminated shingles, complicated by encephalitis
  • Milburn G. Apt, American test pilot, 1st person to exceed Mach 3, killed in a X-2 rocket plane reaching 3370 kph, dies in the crash at 32