What Happened on May 20, 1927

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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)

  • Saudi Arabia becomes independent of Great Britain (Treaty of Jeddah)

Famous Birthdays

  • David Frederick Barlow, composer
  • Franciszek Macharski, Polish Cardinal, Archbishop of Krakow (1978-2005), born in Krakow (d. 2016)
  • Walter Aschaffenburg, composer
  • [Harold] Bud Grant, Wisc, CFL/NFL player/coach (Winnipeg, Minnesota)