What Happened on May 11, 1927

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Belgium beats England 9-1 in soccer
  • Louis B Mayer forms Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Hollis, British High Court Judge, (d. 2003)
  • Gene Savoy, American author, explorer, scholar and cleric (d. 2007)
  • Mort Sahl, comedian/political satirist/beatnik (Big Party), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Zilpha Keatly Snyder, US, sci-fi author (Headless Cupid)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Martyn Robert, (Robert's Rules of Order), dies at 90
  • Juan Gris, Spanish cubist painter, dies at 40