What Happened in 1927 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 264

  • May 4 Nicaragua agrees to a US supervised presidential election in 1928
  • May 5 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony premieres in Berlin
  • May 7 SF Municipal Airport (Mills Field) dedicated
  • May 7 Angelos Sikelianos organizes the first Delphic Festival in Delphi to celebrate the ancient Greek Delphic ideal.
  • May 9 52nd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6
  • May 9 Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia
  • May 9 The Australian Parliament first convenes in Canberra.
  • May 11 Belgium beats England 9-1 in soccer
  • May 11 Louis B Mayer forms Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • May 13 "Black Friday" on Berlin Stock Exchange
  • May 13 VVOG soccer team forms in Harderwijk
  • May 14 "Ain't She Sweet?" hits #1 on the singles chart by Ben Bernie
  • May 14 53rd Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee aboard Whiskery wins in 2:06
  • May 14 Cap Arcona is launched at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg.
  • May 14 The University of Chicago's local collegiate organization, Phi Sigma, becomes incorporated under Illinois law as Eta Sigma Phi, the National Honorary Classical Fraternity.
  • May 16 NY Yankee Bob Meusel steals 2nd, 3rd & home
  • May 16 Supreme Court ruled bootleggers must pay income tax
  • May 17 Chicago Cubs beat Boston Braves, 4-3, in 22 innings
  • May 17 U.S. Army aviation pioneer, Major Harold Geiger, dies in the crash of his Airco DH.4 de Havilland plane at Olmstead Field, Pennsylvania
  • May 18 "Slide Lake" in Gros Ventre, Wyoming, collapses
  • May 18 Grauman's Chinese Theater opens in Hollywood Calif
  • May 18 Ritz Hotel opens in Boston
  • May 18 Bath School Disaster, Bath MI. Andrew Kehoe blows up Bath Consolidated School killing 38 children, 2 teachers.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 22 8.3 Nan-Shan earthquake strikes Tsinghai, China, over 40,900 killed
  • May 22 Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4

CommunicationModel T

May 25 Henry Ford announces that he is ending production of the Model T Ford

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 26 Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company produce the last (and 15th million) Model T Ford / Tin Lizzie

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • May 27 Japanese military intervention in Chinese civil war

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

May 27 Tomáš Masaryk re-elected President of Czechoslovakia for a second time

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • May 28 Hammond scores his 1,000th cricket run of the season after 22 days

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 30 Walter Johnson records 113th & last shutout of his career

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: George Souders wins in 5:07:33.022 (156.983 km/h)
  • May 31 Tiger 1st baseman Johnny Neun makes an unassisted triple play
  • Jun 1 Peace Bridge between US & Canada opens
  • Jun 4 1st Ryder Cup: US beats England, 9½-2½ at Worcester Country Club (Worcester, Massachusetts, US)
  • Jun 4 Johnny Weissmuller set swim records in 100-yard & 200-yard free-style
  • Jun 5 Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard & 200-yard free-style swim record
  • Jun 5 32nd Men's French Championships: Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden (6-4, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 11-9)
  • Jun 5 32nd Women's French Championships: Kornelia Bouman beats Irene Peacock (6-2, 6-4)
  • Jun 8 Tony Lazzeri hits 3 HRs Yanks beat White Sox 12-11
  • Jun 11 59th Belmont: Earl Sande riding Chance Shot wins in 2:32.6

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 11 Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th of 60 HRs

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jun 18 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000 m: 5:24.6

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 23 Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jun 25 WVO soccer team forms in Oosterhout
  • Jun 26 Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke approaches within 0.0394 AUs of Earth
  • Jun 26 The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island
  • Jun 29 1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii
  • Jun 29 First test of Wallace Turnbull's controllable pitch propeller.
  • Jun 30 Augusto Cesar Sandino issues his Manifesto Politico
  • Jun 30 US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota closes
  • Jul 2 40th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Lilí Álvarez (6-2 6-4)
  • Jul 2 Jericho Earthquake in Palestine kills about 500
  • Jul 3 47th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: H Cochet beats Borotra (4-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-5)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 Sukarno and friends form the pro-Indonesian independence party, the PNI (Perserikatan Nasional Indonesia) in Batavia, Dutch East Indies

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • Jul 4 First flight of the Lockheed Vega.
  • Jul 9 William T Francis named US minister to Liberia
  • Jul 12 Babe Ruth hits 30th of 60 HRs
  • Jul 14 1st commercial airplane flight in Hawaii

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 15 62nd British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 285 at St Andrews

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones
  • Jul 15 Massacre in Vienna: 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police
  • Jul 16 Augusto Sandino begins 5½ year war against US occupation of Nicaragua
  • Jul 17 21st Tour de France won by Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 18 Ty Cobb's 4,000th MLB career hit

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jul 24 The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
  • Jul 27 Mel Ott, 18, hits his 1st league home run (inside the park)
  • Jul 29 1st iron lung installed (Bellevue hospital, NY)
  • Jul 29 Phil Mead scores his 100th 100, Hampshire v Northants
  • Aug 1 Earliest date for a film to be considered for the Academy Awards
  • Aug 5 Phillies Cy Williams hits for cycle in just 4 at bats
  • Aug 7 Peace Bridge between US & Canada dedicated
  • Aug 7 US rum smuggler Horace Alderman kills 3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 12 "Wings", the only silent film to win an Oscar for best picture, opens starring Clara Bow (Outstanding Picture 1929)

Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow
Silent Screen Actress
Clara Bow
  • Aug 16 1st HR hit out of Comiskey Park Chicago (NY Yankee Babe Ruth)
  • Aug 19 Metropolitan Sergius proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet state.
  • Aug 21 4th Pan-African Congress meets (NYC)
  • Aug 22 Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers
  • Aug 27 Parks College, America's oldest aviation school, opens

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 30 41st U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Betty Nuthall Shoemaker (6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • Sep 2 Rumour starts that Yankee Lou Gehrig will be traded to Tigers
  • Sep 4 Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour
  • Sep 5 Red Sox beat Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings
  • Sep 6 Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Good News" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 6 Red Sox beat NY Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings at Fenway Park
  • Sep 7 Philo Farnsworth demonstrates 1st use of TV in SF
  • Sep 7 University of Minas Gerais founded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, by Governor Antônio Carlos
  • Sep 9 Tony Lazzeri Day at Yankee Stadium
  • Sep 10 22nd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Philadelphia (3-2)
  • Sep 11 After losing 21 in a row to NY, the Browns win their last meeting, 6-2
  • Sep 11 Babe Ruth hits 50th of 60 homers
  • Sep 12 Sigmund Romberg's musical "My Maryland," premieres in NYC
  • Sep 13 Yanks clinch pennant, Ruth hits 2 HRs (52 en route to 60)
  • Sep 13 Waite Hoyt became only 20 game winner of 1927 Yankees
  • Sep 16 Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden for US Lawn Tennis Association title

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 669

  • Feb 22 David Ahlstrom, composer
  • Feb 22 Donald May, actor (Adam-Edge of Night, Colt .45), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 23 Ivan Hrusovsky, composer
  • Feb 24 David Mourao-Ferreira, poet/politician
  • Feb 24 Emmanuelle Riva, French actress
  • Feb 25 Dick Jones, American actor (Buffalo Bill Jr), born in Snyder Texas, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 25 Jacques Monod, composer
  • Feb 25 Jane Nigh, American actress (Lorelei-Big Town, Blue Blood, Rawhide), born in Hollywood, California (d. 1993)
  • Feb 25 Ralph Stanley, Amerian bluegrass musician, born in Dickenson County, Virginia (d. 2016)
  • Feb 25 Rev. Bruce Ritter, Catholic priest and controversial founder of charity Covenant House, born in Trenton New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • Feb 26 Donald Gramm, bass-baritone, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 26 Tom Kennedy, quiz host (You Don't Say, Name That Tune), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Feb 27 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1999)
  • Feb 27 Lord Belhaven & Stenton
  • Feb 27 Michael Butler, Pro-Provost/chairman (Royal College of Art)
  • Feb 27 Lynn Cartwright, American actress (d. 2004)
  • Feb 28 Bernard Frank, oriental scholar/writer
  • Feb 28 John Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)
  • Mar 1 Harry Belafonte, Harlem calypso singer (Buck & the Preacher), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 1 Lusine Amara, opera/concert singer
  • Mar 1 Robert Heron Bork, judge, nominated for supreme court, (d. 2012)
  • Mar 2 Siegfried Kohler, composer
  • Mar 2 Witold Szalonec, composer
  • Mar 2 Roger Walkowiak, French cyclist
  • Mar 3 Charles O Whitley, (Rep-D-NC, 1977- )
  • Mar 3 Frank Singleton, librarian
  • Mar 3 Pierre Aubert, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • Mar 4 Robert Di Domenica, composer
  • Mar 4 Thayer David, MA, actor (Eiger Sanction, Rocky, Nero Wolfe, Savages)
  • Mar 4 Philip Batt, 29th Governor of the U.S. state of Idaho
  • Mar 4 Robert Orben, American magician
  • Mar 4 Dick Savitt, American tennis player
  • Mar 5 Jack Cassidy, Richmond Hill VA, actor (Oscar/Jetman-He & She)
  • Mar 6 John Fairchild, CEO (Fairchild publishing), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Mar 6 Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr, Shawnee Oklahoma, USAF/astronaut (Mer 9, Gem 5)
  • Mar 6 Norman Treigle, bass-baritone, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 6 William J Bell, soap opera creator (Young & Restless), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 6 Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), born in Aracataca, Colombia (d. 2014)

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • Mar 7 Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and teacher (d. 2006)
  • Mar 7 Henri Landwirth, Belgian-American hotel owner and philanthropist
  • Mar 8 Jaromir Podesva, composer
  • Mar 8 Josef Berg, Czech composer (d. 1971)
  • Mar 8 Stanisław Kania, Polish politician
  • Mar 9 Hans Ludwig Schilling, composer
  • Mar 9 Jack Jensen, baseball player (AL MVP 1958)
  • Mar 9 John Beckwith, composer
  • Mar 10 Claude Laydu, actress (Diary of a Country Priest)
  • Mar 10 Donn Trenner, orchestra leader (ABC's Nightlife), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Mar 10 Paul Wunderlich, German lithographer/painter/sculptor
  • Mar 11 Alan Betts, emeritus professor (Royal Veterinary College)
  • Mar 11 Raymond Jackson, [Jaki], British cartoonist
  • Mar 11 Robert Mosbacher, US politician(?)
  • Mar 11 Ron Todd, British trade unionist
  • Mar 12 Raul Alfonsin, president (Argentina)
  • Mar 13 Charles Sickman Corsen, Dutch Antillean poet
  • Mar 13 Robert Denning, American interior designer (d. 2005)
  • Mar 14 Bill Rexford, auto racer
  • Mar 14 Joop F Wolff, Dutch editor (Truth)/Dutch politician (CPN)
  • Mar 15 Carl Smith, Maynardville Tn, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)
  • Mar 15 Philip Vincent Belloc Jebb, architect
  • Mar 16 Daniel Patrick Moynihan, US ambassador to UN/(Sen-D-NY, 1977- )
  • Mar 16 Karlheinz Boehm, Austrian actor (Face of Fear, Peeping Tom, Unnatural), born in Darmstadt, (d. 2014)
  • Mar 16 Olga San Juan, actress (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 16 Vladimir M Komarov, Moscow Russia, cosmonaut (Voshkod I Soyuz 1)
  • Mar 17 Kenneth S Goldstein, folklorist/enthomusicologist
  • Mar 17 Maurice Ingvar Karkoff, composer
  • Mar 17 Nancy Sheehan, writer
  • Mar 17 Patrick Allen, Malawi, actor (Roman Holiday, Dial "M" for Murder)
  • Mar 17 Sulkhan Ivanovich Nasidze, composer
  • Mar 18 George Plimpton, sports writer (Paper Lion), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 John Kander, composer (Cabaret, Funny Lady, Kramer vs Kramer), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mar 18 Lillian Vernon, founder and CEO of the Lillian Vernon Corporation (first company listed on US stock exchange started by a woman), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 2015)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 19 Richie Ashburn, American hall of fame baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies, NY Mets) and sportscaster, born in Tilden, Nebraska (d. 1997)

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
  • Mar 20 John Pierre Herman Joubert, composer (Chamber Music for brass quintet)
  • Mar 21 Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German Minister of Foreign Affairs (FDP), worked to re-unify Germany, born in Reideburg (d. 2016)
  • Mar 22 George Thoms, cricketer (1 Test Aust against WI 1952, scored 16 & 28)
  • Mar 23 Osvaldo Lacerda, composer
  • Mar 23 John Logan, Endicott, NY, MLB shortstop (Boston and Milwaukee Braves), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 24 Janos Decsenyi, composer
  • Mar 24 Martin Walser, German writer, born in Wasserburg am Bodensee
  • Mar 25 Leslie Claudius, India, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
  • Mar 26 Jonathan Tod, Vice-Admiral (England)
  • Mar 27 Anthony Lewis, New York USA, American columnist (NY Times) and author (Gideon's Trumpet)
  • Mar 27 Lord Fanshawe of Richmond [Anthony Henry Fanshawe Royle], Member of Parliament
  • Mar 27 Mstislav Leopold Rostropovich, Baku USSR, cellist/conductor
  • Mar 28 Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (d. 2007)
  • Mar 29 Arthur Ravenel Jr, (Rep-R-South Carolina)
  • Mar 29 John McLaughlin, TV commentator (McLaughlin Group) and Nixon aide, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2016)
  • Mar 29 John Vane, FRS/pharmacologist
  • Mar 29 Donald Ross [Lord Ross], Dundee, Scottish judge
  • Mar 30 Lord Armstrong of Ilminster [Robert Armstrong], British life peer
  • Mar 30 Peter Marshall, TV game show host (Hollywood Squares), born in Huntington, West Virginia
  • Mar 30 Wally Grout, cricketer (great Aussie wicket-keeper)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 31 Cesar Chavez, American farm labor leader (United Farm Workers), born in Yuma, Arizona (d. 1993)

Farm Labor Leader Cesar Chavez
Farm Labor Leader
Cesar Chavez
  • Mar 31 William Daniels, American actor (Dr Mark Craig-St Elsewhere, 1776), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 1 Amos Milburn, R&B singer and pianist, born in Houston, Texas (d. 1980)
  • Apr 2 Billy Pierce, pitcher (Chicago White Sox) seven time all star
  • Apr 2 Carmen Basilio, American boxer, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 2 Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer (d. 2006)
  • Apr 3 Wesley Brown, 1st African American US Naval Academy graduate, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)

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