On This Day

November 1927 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 3 22.3 cm rainfall at Somerset, Vermont (state record)
  • Nov 3 Tropical storm flooding kills 84 in Winooski River Valley, Vermont
  • Nov 9 Pastor of Have begins blessing of motorcars and motors
  • Nov 12 Notre Dame's Fighting Irish changes blue jerseys for green

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 12 Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, paving the way for Joseph Stalin to consolidate complete power

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Nov 13 New York - New Jersey Holland Tunnel, 1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens
  • Nov 14 World's largest gas tank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, explodes; 28 die
  • Nov 17 Tornado hits Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 22 1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner, Wisconsin)
  • Nov 22 Neil Simon Theater (Alvin) opens at 250 W 52nd St NYC
  • Nov 22 Belgian government of Henri Jaspar falls

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 John Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Preston Candover, English businessman and billionaire
  • Nov 2 Steve Ditko, American comic artist (The Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Strange), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Nov 3 Harrison McCain, Canadian businessman (McCain Foods Limited), born in Florenceville, New Brunswick
  • Nov 8 Samuel I Newhouse Jr., American magazine publisher (Parade, Vogue, Vanity Fair), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • Nov 9 Carel Boshoff, South African activist and chairman (Broederbond/Volkswag), born in Nylstroom, Transvaal South Africa (d. 2011)
  • Nov 10 Jacob Pleydell-Bouvery, 8th earl of Radnor and art collector (d. 2008)
  • Nov 11 Leonard Wolfson, Baron Wolfson, English businessman and multi-millionaire
  • Nov 11 Maati Bouabid, Prime Minister of Morocco (1979-83), born in Casablanca, Morocco (d. 1996)
  • Nov 12 Yutaka Taniyama, Japanese mathematician (d. 1958)
  • Nov 13 Billy Klüver, American scientist and engineer, born in Monaco (d. 2004)
  • Nov 14 Sir Lawrence "Lawrie" Barratt, British businessman and housing developer (Barratt Developments), born in England (d. 2012)
  • Nov 15 Gregor Mackenzie, British politician (d. 1992)
  • Nov 17 Ellis Hillman, politician
  • Nov 20 Erhard Schnell, German automotive designer 'Father of the Opel GT', born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 2020)
  • Nov 23 Guy Davenport, American author, artist, and scholar (d. 2005)
  • Nov 24 Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian writer (d. 2003)
  • Nov 24 Agustín Edwards, Chilean media tycoon (El Mercurio), born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • Nov 26 Ernie Coombs, American-Canadian children's entertainer (Mr. Dressup), born in Lewiston, Maine (d. 2001)
  • Nov 27 William Simon, US sect of Treasury
  • Nov 30 Odvar Nordli, 21st Prime Minister of Norway (Labour: 1976-81), born in Tangen, Norway (d. 2018)

Weddings in History

  • Nov 26 Future Sound of Music matriarch and folk star Maria Augusta Kutschera (22) marries naval captain Georg von Trapp (47) in Salzburg

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 29 Theodor Geisel [Dr. Seuss] (23) marries first wife fellow author and editor Helen Palmer (28)

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss

Deaths in History

  • Nov 3 Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist (b. 1860)
  • Nov 11 Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen, Danish Botanist and Geneticist who provided evidence for Hugo de Vries' mutation theory, dies at 70
  • Nov 17 Adolph Joffe, Russian Communist revolutionary and writer (Brest-Litovsk), commits suicide at 44
  • Nov 23 S Przybyszewski, writer, dies
  • Nov 26 Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch night club performer (governess), assassinated at 47
  • Nov 28 Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (New Guinea), dies
  • Nov 28 C. E. A. Wichmann, German-Dutch geologist, dies at 76