Monday 27 August 1928
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Osamu Shimomura and Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi.
Taxi for Two, directed by Del Lord, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 27 August 1928
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Which were the important events of 27 August 1928 ?
- Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
- Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
- RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
- Osamu Shimomura
- Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi: Premier of Kwazulu (Shaka Zulu).
- Peter Richard Tahourdin: Composer.
- Jack Thompson: MP (Labour).
- Péter Boross: Hungarian lawyer and politician 54th Prime Minister of Hungary.
- Joan Kroc: Wife of Ray Korc / owner (McDonalds & San Diego Padres).
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi: South African Zulu leader, politician.
- 42nd US Womens Tennis: Helen W Moody beats Helen Hull Jacobs (62 61)
- Sixteen die in New York City subway accident.
- The Pact of Paris (Kellogg-Briand Pact) is signed by the USA, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Poland. The countries condemn recourse to war, renouncing it as an instrument of national policy in relations with one another.
- The Kellogg-Briand Pact outlawing war is signed by the first 15 nations to do so. Ultimately sixty-one nations will sign it.