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
  • Oct 27 Queen Wilhelmina opens Meuse-Waal Canal in Nijmegen
  • 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, Govanhill, Scottish psychiatrist, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Oct 8 Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary, born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1956)
  • Oct 8 César Milstein, Argentine biochemist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1984), born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina (d. 2002)
  • 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)
  • Oct 16 Gus Yatron, (Rep-D-PA, 1969- )

Person of interestGünter Grass

Oct 16 Günter Grass, German writer and playwright (The Tin Drum) and Nobel Prize laureate (1999), born in Danzig

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass
  • Oct 20 Oskar Pastior, Romanian-born German writer (Oulipo), born in Sibiu (d. 2006)
  • Oct 20 Joyce Brothers, American pop psychologist ($64,000 Question, Naked Gun), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 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, US sculptor (Roxy)
  • Oct 23 Leszek Kolakowski, Polish philosopher (Conversations with the Devil)
  • 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 politician

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

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 August Arrhenius, chemist, dies
  • 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