What Happened in 1927

Significant Events

  • Apr 12 Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek begins counter revolution in Shanghai
  • May 20 At 7:40 AM, Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris, aboard Spirit of St Louis (1st non-stop flight)
  • May 20 Saudi Arabia becomes independent of Great Britain (Treaty of Jeddah)
  • May 21 Aviator Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, lands in Paris after the first solo air crossing of Atlantic
  • May 26 Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company produce the last (and 15th million) Model T Ford / Tin Lizzie
  • Nov 12 Leon Trotsky expelled from Soviet Communist Party, paving way for Joseph Stalin
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Did You Know?

"Jazz Singer", 1st movie with a sound track, premieres in New York City

On October 6, 1927


World Leaders in 1927

Famous People in 1927

Famous Weddings

  • Apr 23 Mary Barbara Hamilton (25,)best-selling British romantic author, marries 1st husband Alexander McQorquodale
  • May 10 1954 Nobel Prize winner in Literature Ernest Hemingway (27) weds journalist Pauline Pfeiffer (31)
  • Jun 8 Painter Marcel Duchamp (39) weds Lydie Sarazin-Lavassor
  • Jun 12 Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (53) weds Maria Cristina Bezzi-Scali
  • Jun 25 Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (24) weds civil liberties advocate Jane Cheney

Famous Divorces

  • Mar 10 American author and journalist "The Old man and the Sea" Enerest Hemingway divorces 1st wife Elizabeth Hadley Richardson
  • Apr 27 Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (53) divorces Beatrice O'Brien after 22 years of marriage
  • Aug 26 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (60) divorces artist Maude Noel after almost 4 years of marriage
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