What Happened in 1927 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 264 of 264

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Sep 17 Charles Lindbergh visits San Francisco

  • Sep 17 47th U.S. Men's National Championship: Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden (11-9, 6-3, 11-9)
  • Sep 18 The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air. with 18 stations (and WOR as NYC affiliate)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 22 Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey for the 2nd time in 10 for heavyweight boxing title; dubbed the "Long count" fight

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Sep 22 Yanks Earle Coombs hits 3 triples
  • Sep 24 NHL's Toronto St Patricks become Maple Leafs
  • Sep 24 Yanks set record of 106 victories
  • Sep 26 St James Theater (Erlanger) opens at 246 W 44th St NYC

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Sep 29 Babe Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Sep 29 Telephone service begins between US & Mexico
  • Sep 29 Tornado strikes St Louis Missouri, 85 die
  • Sep 30 Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th HR (off Tom Zachary)
  • Oct 1 Pirates clinch NL pennant with a 9-6 win over Reds
  • Oct 4 Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mt. Rushmore.
  • Oct 6 "Jazz Singer", 1st movie with a sound track, premieres in New York City
  • Oct 7 Yank Herb Pennock retires 1st 22 Pirates in World Series game
  • Oct 8 NY Yankees sweep Pirates in 24th World Series
  • Oct 8 Sea battle at Navarino (Greece freed of Ottoman occupation)

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Oct 11 Lou Gehrig named AL MVP (Babe Ruth (former winner) not eligible)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Oct 12 Hermann Goerner of Germany raises 24 men weighing 4,123 lbs on a plank with soles of his feet
  • Oct 17 Ban Johnson, in failing health, retires as AL president
  • Oct 23 Town of Netanya Israel founded by Nathan Strauss

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Oct 26 Duke Ellington sings "Creole Love Song"

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • Oct 27 Queen Wilhelmina opens Meuse-Waal Canal in Nijmegen
  • Oct 28 Josip Broz (Tito) begins 7 months jail sentence in Croatia
  • Oct 28 KLM-plane "Homing Pigeon" leaves Neth-Indies after 1st regular flight
  • Nov 3 22.3 cm rainfall at Somerset, Vermont (state record)
  • Nov 3 Rodgers & Hart's musical "Connecticut Yankee" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 3 Tropical storm flooding kills 84 in Winooski River Valley (Vt)
  • Nov 5 10th PGA Championship: Water Hagen at Cedar Crest CC Dallas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 5 Walter Hagen beats Joe Turnesa for 4th consecutive PGA title

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
  • Nov 9 Giant Panda discovered, China
  • Nov 9 Pastor of Have begins blessing of motorcars/motors
  • Nov 12 1st underwater tunnel, Holland Tunnel connecting NY to NJ opens
  • Nov 12 Notre Dame's Fighting Irish changes blue jerseys for green

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Nov 12 Trotsky expelled from Soviet CP; Stalin becomes undisputed dictator

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • Nov 13 NY-NJ Holland Tunnel, 1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens
  • Nov 14 World's largest gas tank in Pittsburgh Penn explodes; 28 die
  • Nov 17 Tornado hits Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 22 1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner Wisc)
  • Nov 22 George Gershwin's "Funny Face" premieres in NYC

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Nov 22 Neil Simon Theater (Alvin) opens at 250 W 52nd St NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Nov 22 Belgian government of Henri Jaspar falls
  • Nov 26 15th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Hamilton Tigers, 9-6
  • Nov 28 J McHugh & D Fields' musical "Delmar's Revels" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 2 First Model A Fords sold, for $385

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Dec 2 Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black announces to the Geological Society of China that the ancient human fossils from Zhoukoudian, China are a new species which he has named 'Sinanthropus pekinensis' (now known as 'Homo erectus')

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Davidson Black
  • Dec 4 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • Dec 4 Duke Ellington opens at Cotton Club in Harlem
  • Dec 4 Pirates Paul Waner wins NL MVP
  • Dec 10 Grand Ole Opry makes its 1st radio broadcast, in Nashville, TN
  • Dec 14 Iraq gains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
  • Dec 15 Ed Hickman kidnaps child he later beheads

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Dec 16 Cricket 1st-class debut of Don Bradman, NSW v South Australia

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Dec 17 Bradman scores 118 on 1st-class cricket debut, 188 mins 8 fours
  • Dec 17 US submarine S-4 sinks after collision killing all 34 aboard
  • Dec 17 Victoria score 793 against Queensland, Bill Ponsford 437
  • Dec 24 Test Cricket debut of Walter Hammond, who scored 51 & took 5-36 v S Af
  • Dec 27 Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II's "Show Boat" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 27 Philip Barry's "Paris Bound" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 27 Stalin's faction wins All-Union Congress in USSR, Trotsky expelled

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin

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Dec 28 George Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Royal Family" premieres in NYC

Playwright Moss Hart
Moss Hart
  • Dec 30 Japan dedicates 1st subway in Orient (route under 2 miles long)
  • Dec 31 Ponsford scores 336 against SA, giving him 1146 for month

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 669

  • Apr 4 Bob Stump, (Rep-R-AZ, 1977- )
  • Apr 5 John Gilbert, British politician and Minister (L), born in London (d. 2013)
  • Apr 6 David Ingram, Vice-Chancellor (University of Kent at Canterbury)
  • Apr 6 Gerry Mulligan, British saxophonist/orchestra leader (Jazz on a Summer Day)
  • Apr 7 Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian drummer (d. 2003)
  • Apr 10 Marshall Warren Nirenberg, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • Apr 11 Domenico Guaccero, composer
  • Apr 12 Jane Withers, Ga, actress (All Together Now, Josephine the plumber)
  • Apr 12 Patrick Meehan, petty criminal
  • Apr 13 Lord Wedderburn of Charlton, QC, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 13 Mari Blanchard, actress (Kathy-Klondike), born in Long Beach, California
  • Apr 13 Maurice Ronet, Nice France, actor (Frantic, Sphinz, Circle of Love)
  • Apr 13 Rosa Joyce Plesters Brommelie, conservation scientist
  • Apr 14 Dany Robin, actress (Follow the Boys, Topaz, Jupiter, Julietta)
  • Apr 14 Gloria Jean, actress (Never Give a Sucker an Even Break), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Apr 15 Abha Gandhi, servant to Gandhi
  • Apr 15 Robert Mills, American physicist (d. 1999)
  • Apr 16 Peter Mark Richman, actor (Andrew-Dynasty), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 16 Pope Benedict XVI [Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger], Catholic Pope (2005-2013), born in Marktl, Bavaria, Germany

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • Apr 17 Christopher Whelen, composer
  • Apr 18 Tadeusz Mazowiecki, premier of Poland (1989-90)
  • Apr 18 Jim De Courcy, cricketer (in Newcastle Australian batsman 1953)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 18 Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist (The Clash of Civilizations) and presidential adviser, born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)

Political Scientist and Presidential Adviser Samuel P. Huntington
Political Scientist and Presidential Adviser
Samuel P. Huntington
  • Apr 19 Don Barbour, Greencastle Ind, singer (4 Freshmen)
  • Apr 20 Karl Muller, Switzerland, superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)
  • Apr 21 Robert Brustein, dean, Yale School of Drama), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 21 Gerald Flood, British actor (d. 1989)
  • Apr 22 Pascal Bentoiu, composer
  • Apr 22 Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer (d. 2005)
  • Apr 23 Russell Smith, composer
  • Apr 24 Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • Apr 24 Pasqualino de Santis, cinematographer
  • Apr 24 Patrick Bowles, writer/translator
  • Apr 25 Ernst Widmer, composer
  • Apr 25 Albert Uderzo, French cartoonist
  • Apr 26 Anne McLaren, biologist/zoologist/actress (Things to Come)
  • Apr 26 Jack Douglas, comedian (My Brother Was an Only Child, Jack Paar Show)
  • Apr 27 Connie Kay, jazz drummer
  • Apr 27 Coretta Scott King, Marion Ala, civil rights leader
  • Apr 27 John Joseph Moakley, (Rep-D-Massachusetts, 1973- )
  • Apr 27 Sheila Scott, English aviatrix (d. 1988)
  • Apr 27 Wesley A Clark, American computer designer (first personal computer - LINC), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • Apr 28 Garfield Weston, English industrial/billionaire (Twinings Tea)
  • Apr 29 Betsy Ancker-Johnson, physicist/auto company exec
  • Apr 29 Dorothy Manley, England, 100m sprint (Olympic-silver-1948)
  • Apr 30 Lars Hall, Sweden, Pentathelete (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • May 1 Greta Andersen, Denmark, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • May 1 Israr Ali, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani in 4 Tests 1952-59)
  • May 1 Lord Bathurst, English earl/large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • May 1 Roland Verhavert, Flemish screen writer (Sea Gulls Die in the Harbor)
  • May 1 William Mitchell Byers, musician
  • May 2 Ray Barrett, Australian actor
  • May 4 Terry (Owen John) Scott, Watford UK, English actor and comedian (Carry On Films)
  • May 5 Charles Rosen, pianist/musicologist (Sonata Forms), born in NYC, New York
  • May 5 Pat Carroll, Shrevport La, comedienne/actress (Make Room for Daddy)
  • May 5 Sid O'Linn, cricketer (soccer for South Africa 1947, cricket 1960)
  • May 6 Ettore Manni, actor (Fatal Desire, Heroes in Hell), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 6 Michael Frederick, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1954, scored 0 & 30)
  • May 7 Jim Lowe, DJ (WNEW) "King of Trivia", born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • May 7 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German screenwriter, (d. 2013)
  • May 7 Jim Lowe, American singer
  • May 8 Ian Denholm, CEO (Murray Investment Trust)
  • May 8 Philip Wilkinson, deputy chairman (National Westminster Bank)
  • May 9 John McDermott, Lord Justice of Appeal (Northern Ireland)
  • May 9 Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1967)
  • May 9 Ray Katt, baseball player
  • May 10 Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author
  • May 11 Anthony Hollis, British High Court Judge, (d. 2003)
  • May 11 Mort Sahl, comedian/political satirist/beatnik (Big Party), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 11 Zilpha Keatly Snyder, US, sci-fi author (Headless Cupid)
  • May 11 Gene Savoy, American author, explorer, scholar and cleric (d. 2007)
  • May 13 Clive Barnes, drama critic (NY Times, NY Post)
  • May 13 Herbert Ross, director/choreographer (Footloose)
  • May 13 Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (d. 1958)
  • May 14 Shirley Spork, LPGA golfer
  • May 14 Herbert W. Franke, Austrian writer
  • May 16 John Walford, solicitor
  • May 16 Nílton Santos, Brazilian footballer, (d. 2013)
  • May 17 Ronald Halstead, deputy CEO (British Steel)
  • May 18 Richard Body, British politician (C), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire
  • May 20 David Frederick Barlow, composer
  • May 20 Walter Aschaffenburg, composer
  • May 20 [Harold] Bud Grant, Wisc, CFL/NFL player/coach (Winnipeg, Minnesota)
  • May 20 Franciszek Macharski, Polish Cardinal, Archbishop of Krakow (1978-2005), born in Krakow (d. 2016)
  • May 21 George Levy, antique dealer/heritage campaigner
  • May 21 Kay Kendall, Yorkshire England, actress (Genevieve, Les Girls)
  • May 22 Eric Petrie, cricketer (NZ wicketkeeper of the late 1950's)
  • May 22 Michael Constantine, Penn, actor (Room 222, Don't Drink the Water)
  • May 22 Phil Tucker, American director
  • May 24 John Kelly Jr, US, sculls (Oly-bronze-1956)/brother of Grace Kelly
  • May 24 Martinus J Mentz, South African MP (Conservative)
  • May 24 Timothy Beven, CEO (Barclays Bank)
  • May 25 Robert Ludlum, spy novelist (Bourne Identity), born in NYC, New York
  • May 26 Jacques Bergerac, France, actor (Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in Sun)
  • May 27 Bryan Cowgill, deputy chairman (Mirror Group)
  • May 27 Jan Blokker, Dutch writer/journalist (VPRO, People's Newspaper)
  • May 28 Bernhard Lewkovitch, composer
  • May 28 Francois Nourissier, French writer (Un petit bourgeois)
  • May 28 Gyorgy Ligeti, Transylvania, Romania, composer of contemporary classical music
  • May 28 Norman Ireland, CEO (Bowater)

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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