October 1927 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 4 Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mt. Rushmore (works on till 1941)
  • Oct 12 Hermann Goerner of Germany raises 24 men weighing 4,123 lbs on a plank with soles of his feet
  • Oct 23 Town of Netanya, Israel founded by Nathan Strauss

Historic Event

Oct 27 Queen Wilhelmina opens Meuse-Waal Canal in Nijmegen

Historic Event

Oct 28 Josip Broz Tito begins 7 months jail sentence in Croatia

  • Oct 28 KLM-plane "Homing Pigeon" leaves Neth-Indies after 1st regular flight

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 3 Kenojuak Ashevak, Canadian Inuit artist, born in Ikirasaqa, Baffin Island, Canada (d. 2013)
  • Oct 5 Al Hansen, American artist (Fluxus), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Oct 7 R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1989)
  • Oct 8 César Milstein, Argentine biochemist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1984), born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina (d. 2002)
  • Oct 8 Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary, born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1956)
  • Oct 9 Ivan Metropolitan Ioann Snychev, Russian Orthodox Priest, born in Novo-Mayachka, Russia (d. 1995)
  • Oct 10 John Eric Tieman, production manager (The Guardian) (d. 1995)
  • Oct 11 Joséphine-Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Princess of Belgium, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2005)
  • Oct 15 Mary Perot Nichols, American journalist, born in York, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Oct 15 Oswald Moxley Gibbs, Grenadian diplomat (High Commissioners to the United Kingdom 1974-78), born in Grenada (d. 1995)

Günter GrassGünter Grass (1927-2015)

Oct 16 German writer, playwright (The Tin Drum) and Nobel Prize laureate (1999), born in the Free City of Danzig

  • Oct 20 Joyce Brothers, American pop psychologist ($64,000 Question, Naked Gun), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Oct 20 Oskar Pastior, Romanian-born German writer (Oulipo), born in Sibiu (d. 2006)
  • Oct 22 Helenard J "Allan" Hendrickse, leader of South African Labour Party
  • Oct 22 Ray Stern, mother of radio personality Howard Stern
  • Oct 23 Edward Kienholz, American sculptor (Roxy), born in Fairfield, Washington (d. 1994)
  • Oct 23 Leszek Kolakowski, Polish philosopher (Conversations with the Devil), born in Radom, Poland (d. 2009)
  • Oct 25 Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, Uruguayan politician, President of Uruguay (2000-2005), born in Montevideo (d. 2016)
  • Oct 27 Edward Keinholz, American artist and sculptor, born in Fairfield, Washington (d. 1994)
  • Oct 29 Hugo Schiltz, Flemish lawyer and politician, born in Borsbeek, Belgium (d. 2006)

Weddings in History

Graham Greene

Oct 15 Writer Graham Greene (23) weds Vivien Dayrell-Browning at St. Mary's Church in Hampstead, North London

Deaths in History

  • Oct 2 Svante Arrhenius, Swedish chemist (1903 Nobel Prize for Chemistry), dies at 68
  • Oct 8 Mary Webb, English writer (Gone to Earth), dies at 46
  • Oct 10 Gustave Whitehead, German-born inventor (b. 1874)
  • Oct 22 Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (b. 1876)
  • Oct 27 Joseph "Squizzy" Taylor, Australian gangster, dies of wounds following a gunfight with a rival gangster, John "Snowy" Cutmore, at 39
  • Oct 29 Leonard Nelson, German philosopher (Nelson-Friessche Schule), dies at 45