Historical Events for Year 1927

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Jan 1st - Communist uprising in West Java
Jan 1st - Dodgers announce release of future Hall of Fame Zack Wheat
Jan 1st - Turkey adopts the Gregorian calendar: December 18, 1926 (Julian), is immediately followed by January 1, 1927 (Gregorian).
Jan 1st - 13th Rose Bowl: Stanford ties Alabama, 7-7
Jan 5th - Fox Studios exhibits Movietone
Jan 5th - Judge Landis begins 3-day public hearing on charges that 4 games played between Chicago & Detroit in 1917 had been thrown to White Sox
Jan 6th - US marines return to Nicaragua
Jan 7th - Commercial transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between NY & London
Jan 7th - Harlem Globetrotters play 1st game (Hinckley, Illinois)
Jan 9th - Dmitri Shostakovitch' Octet opus 11, premieres in Moscow
Jan 9th - Fire in Laurier Palace cinema in Montreal, 78 children died
Jan 10th - Fritz Lang's silent film Metropolis premieres in Berlin
Jan 11th - Royale Theater (Golden, CBS Radio Playhouse) opens at 242 W 45th NYC
Jan 13th - US & Mexico battle over oil interests
Jan 14th - Toronto Maple Leafs 1st hat trick (Hap Day) vs NY Rangers
Jan 15th - The Tennessee Supreme Court overturns (on a technicality) John T Scopes' guilty verdict for teaching evolution — but the law itself remains in force
Jan 19th - British government decides to send troops to China
Jan 21st - 1st national opera broadcast from a US opera house (Faust, Chicago)
Director Alfred HitchcockDirector Alfred Hitchcock Jan 24th - Alfred Hitchcock releases his first film as director - The Pleasure Garden, in England.
Jan 26th - Maxwell Anderson's "Saturday's Children" premieres in NYC
Jan 27th - 20th Women's Australian Championships: Esna Boyd beats Sylvia Lance Harper (5-7, 6-1, 6-2)
Jan 27th - 20th Men's Australian Championships: Gerald Patterson beats John Hawkes (3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 18-16, 6-3)
Jan 28th - Serbian-Croatian-Slavic government of Oezonowitsj falls
Jan 29th - 4th German government of Marx forms
Jan 30th - Left wins national election in Thuringen
Jan 31st - Internationall allied military command in Germany disbands
Jan 31st - NL Pres John Heydler rules Rogers Hornsby can't hold stock in the Cardinals & play for the Giants
Feb 2nd - Harry Tierney/Joseph McCarthy's "Rio Rita" premieres in NYC
Feb 2nd - Ziegfeld Theater (Loew's Ziegfeld) opens at 6th Ave & 54th St NYC
Feb 3rd - Uprising against regime of general Carmona in Portugal
Feb 4th - KGA-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
Feb 5th - Buster Keaton's movie "The General" released & bombed
Feb 8th - Belgian-Swiss treaty signed
30th US President Calvin Coolidge30th US President Calvin Coolidge Feb 10th - Pres Calvin Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference
Feb 11th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran
Feb 11th - US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
Feb 12th - British expeditionary army lands in Shanghai
Feb 13th - Uprising against Portuguese regime of Gen Carmona defeated
Feb 15th - Silent film "It Girl" is released in the US starring Clara Bow
Feb 16th - Noel Coward's "Marquise" premieres in London
Feb 16th - US restores diplomatic relations with Turkey
Feb 18th - 1st US radio broadcast of "Cities Service Concerts"
Feb 18th - US & Canada begin diplomatic relations
Feb 19th - General strike against British occupiers in Shanghai
Feb 20th - Golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath
Feb 21st - Franz Lehr's opera "Der Zarewitsch" premieres
Feb 22nd - ARC soccer team forms in Alphen on the Rhine
Silent Screen Actress Clara BowSilent Screen Actress Clara Bow Feb 22nd - Baruch Spinosa's house of mourning opened as a museum
Feb 23rd - US President Calvin Coolidge creates Federal Radio Commission (FRC)
Feb 24th - John Golden Theater (Theatre Masque) opens at 252 W 45th St NYC
Feb 25th - Gdanks & Polish accord concerning traffic through Polish corridor
Feb 27th - For 2nd Sunday in a row golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath
Mar 1st - Bank of Italy becomes a National Bank
Mar 2nd - Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)
Mar 5th - 1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property
Mar 7th - Earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale strikes Tango, Japan
Mar 8th - Pan American Airlines incorporates
Mar 10th - Albania mobilize by threat of Serbian, Croatian & Slovenes
Mar 10th - Bavaria lifts ban on Hitler's speeches
Mar 11th - 1st armored commercial car hold-up in US, Pittsburgh
Mar 11th - 1st golden gloves tournament
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler Mar 11th - Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens famous Roxy Theater (NYC)
Mar 17th - US government doesn't sign league of Nations disarmament treaty
Mar 19th - Bloody battles between communists & nazis in Berlin
Mar 21st - Guomindang Army conquerors Shanghai as British marines flee
Mar 22nd - Federico Garcia Lorca's "El Maleficio" premieres in Madrid
Mar 24th - Cuban chess champion Jose Capablanca wins 33-day Grand Chess Tournie
Mar 24th - Dutch 1st Chamber condemns Belgian & Netherland's Wielingen Treaty
Mar 25th - 86th Grand National: Ted Leader aboard Sprig wins
Mar 26th - Alfred Hugenberg purchases German film company UFA
Mar 26th - Gaumont-British Film Corporation forms
Mar 28th - Majestic Theater opens at 245 W 44th St NYC
Mar 29th - Henry O D Seagrave races his Sunbeam to a record 203.79 mph at Daytona
Apr 1st - 1st automatic record changer introduced by His Master's Voice
Apr 3rd - Interstate Commerce Comm transfers Ohio to Eastern time zone
Apr 5th - Johnny Weissmuller set records in 100 & 200 m free style
Apr 7th - Using phone lines TV is sent from Wash DC to NYC
Apr 9th - Italy & US anarchists Sacco & Vanzetti given death sentences
Apr 11th - Chilean gen Carlos Ibáñez names himself president
Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shekChinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek Apr 12th - Gen Chiang Kai-shek begins counter revolution in Shanghai
Apr 13th - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Boston Bruins, in 2 games & 2 ties
Apr 14th - The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Apr 15th - Babe Ruth hits 1st of 60 HRs of season (off A's Howard Ehmke)
Apr 15th - Switzerland & USSR agree to diplomatic relations
Apr 17th - Japan's Wakarsoeki government falls/Baron Tanaka becomes premier
Apr 18th - Chiang Kai-shek forms anti-government in China
Apr 19th - "Vagabond King" opens in London
Apr 19th - 31st Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:40:22.2
Apr 22nd - 1st performance of Roger Sessions' Symphony in E
Apr 25th - Spain routes 20,000 soldiers to Morocco (uprising Rifkabylen)
Apr 27th - Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmery) are created.
Apr 29th - Construction of Spirit of St Louis (the monoplane which Charles Lindburgh was to fly across the Atlantic) is completed
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth Apr 30th - Princess Juliana gets seat in Dutch Council of State
May 1st - 1st British airliner to serve cooked meals (Imperial Airways)
May 1st - Netherlands beats Belgium 3-2 in soccer match in Amsterdam
May 1st - Panningen soccer team forms
May 2nd - Intl Economic Conference (52 countries including USSR) opens
May 2nd - Pulitzer prize awarded to Louis Bromfield (Early Autumn)
May 2nd - U.S. Supreme Court's "Buck v. Bell", permits forced sterilizations of various "unfits" by states' authorities where such surgeries are practiced for eugenic reasons
May 4th - 1st balloon flight over 40,000 feet (Scott Field, Ill)
May 4th - Nicaragua agrees to a US supervised presidential election in 1928
May 5th - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony premieres in Berlin
May 7th - SF Municipal Airport (Mills Field) dedicated
May 7th - Angelos Sikelianos organizes the first Delphic Festival in Delphi to celebrate the ancient Greek Delphic ideal.
May 9th - 52nd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6
May 9th - Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia
May 9th - The Australian Parliament first convenes in Canberra.
May 11th - Belgium beats England 9-1 in soccer
May 11th - Louis B Mayer forms Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
May 13th - "Black Friday" on Berlin Stock Exchange
May 13th - VVOG soccer team forms in Harderwijk
May 14th - "Ain't She Sweet?" hits #1 on the singles chart by Ben Bernie
May 14th - 53rd Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee aboard Whiskery wins in 2:06
May 14th - Cap Arcona is launched at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg.
May 14th - 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 16th - NY Yankee Bob Meusel steals 2nd, 3rd & home
May 16th - Supreme Court ruled bootleggers must pay income tax
May 17th - Chicago Cubs beat Boston Braves, 4-3, in 22 innings
May 17th - 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 18th - "Slide Lake" in Gros Ventre, Wyoming, collapses
May 18th - Grauman's Chinese Theater opens in Hollywood Calif
May 18th - Ritz Hotel opens in Boston
May 18th - Bath School Disaster, Bath MI. Andrew Kehoe blows up Bath Consolidated School killing 38 children, 2 teachers.
Aviator Charles LindberghAviator Charles Lindbergh May 20th - At 7:40 AM, pilot Charles Lindbergh takes off from NY to cross Atlantic for Paris
May 20th - Saudi Arabia becomes independent of Great Britain (Treaty of Jedda)
May 20th - Charles Lindbergh begins NY flight (Spirit of St Louis)
May 21st - Aviator Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, lands in Paris after first solo air crossing of Atlantic
May 22nd - 8.3 earthquake strikes Nan-Shan China, 200,000 killed
May 22nd - Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4
The 1910 Model T FordThe 1910 Model T Ford

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry FordFord Motor Company Founder Henry Ford May 25th - Henry Ford announces that he is ending production of the Model T Ford
May 26th - Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company produce the last (and 15th million) Model T Ford / Tin Lizzie
May 27th - Japanese military intervention in Chinese civil war
May 27th - Thomas Masaryk elected Czechoslovakia president
May 28th - Hammond scores his 1,000th cricket run of the season after 22 days
May 30th - Walter Johnson records 113th & last shutout of his career
May 30th - Indianapolis 500: George Souders wins in 5:07:33.022 (156.983 km/h)
May 31st - Tiger 1st baseman Johnny Neun makes an unassisted triple play
Jun 1st - Peace Bridge between US & Canada opens
Jun 4th - 1st Ryder Cup: US beats England, 9½-2½ at Worcester Country Club (Worcester, Massachusetts, US)
Jun 4th - Johnny Weissmuller set swim records in 100-yard & 200-yard free-style
MLB Pitcher Walter JohnsonMLB Pitcher Walter Johnson Jun 5th - Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard & 200-yard free-style swim record
Jun 5th - 32nd Men's French Championships: Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden (6-4, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 11-9)
Jun 5th - 32nd Women's French Championships: Kornelia Bouman beats Irene Peacock (6-2, 6-4)
Jun 8th - Tony Lazzeri hits 3 HRs Yanks beat White Sox 12-11
Jun 11th - 59th Belmont: Earl Sande riding Chance Shot wins in 2:32.6
Jun 11th - Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th of 60 HRs
Jun 11th - Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross
Jun 13th - Ticker-tape parade welcomes Charles A Lindbergh to NYC
Jun 16th - 31st US Golf Open: Tommy Armour shoots a 301 at Oakmont CC in Pa
Jun 18th - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000 m: 5:24.6

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