On This Day

June 27, 1917 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Venizelos takes over as Prime Minister of Greece and severs relations with Central Powers, bringing Greece onside with the Allies in WWI

Greek Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos
Greek Prime Minister
Eleftherios Venizelos

Birthdays in History

  • Ron Hayward, English politician, General Secretary of the Labour Party, born in Chipping Sodbury, Oxfordshire (d. 1996)

Deaths in History

  • Gustav von Schmolle, German economist (Historical School), dies at 79
  • Gustav von Schmoller, German economist (Lectern Socialism), dies at 79
  • Karl Allmenröder, German World War I flying Ace, dies at 21