Historical Events in 1927

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  • Jan 1 Communist uprising in West Java
  • Jan 1 Dodgers announce release of future Hall of Fame Zack Wheat
  • Jan 1 Turkey adopts the Gregorian calendar: December 18, 1926 (Julian), is immediately followed by January 1, 1927 (Gregorian).
  • Jan 1 13th Rose Bowl: Stanford ties Alabama, 7-7
  • Jan 5 Fox Studios exhibits Movietone
  • Jan 5 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 6 US marines return to Nicaragua
  • Jan 7 Commercial transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between NY & London
  • Jan 7 Harlem Globetrotters play 1st game (Hinckley, Illinois)
  • Jan 9 Dmitri Shostakovitch' Octet opus 11, premieres in Moscow
  • Jan 9 Fire in Laurier Palace cinema in Montreal, 78 children died
  • Jan 10 Fritz Lang's silent film Metropolis premieres in Berlin
  • Jan 11 Royale Theater (Golden, CBS Radio Playhouse) opens at 242 W 45th NYC
  • Jan 13 US & Mexico battle over oil interests
  • Jan 14 Toronto Maple Leafs 1st hat trick (Hap Day) vs NY Rangers
  • Jan 15 The Tennessee Supreme Court overturns (on a technicality) John T Scopes' guilty verdict for teaching evolution — but the law itself remains in force
  • Jan 19 British government decides to send troops to China
  • Jan 21 1st national opera broadcast from a US opera house (Faust, Chicago)

Film release premierFilm Release

Jan 24 Alfred Hitchcock releases his first film as director - The Pleasure Garden, in England.

  • Jan 26 Maxwell Anderson's "Saturday's Children" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 27 20th Women's Australian Championships: Esna Boyd beats Sylvia Lance Harper (5-7, 6-1, 6-2)
  • Jan 27 20th Men's Australian Championships: Gerald Patterson beats John Hawkes (3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 18-16, 6-3)
  • Jan 28 Serbian-Croatian-Slavic government of Oezonowitsj falls
  • Jan 29 4th German government of Marx forms
  • Jan 30 Left wins national election in Thuringen
  • Jan 31 Internationall allied military command in Germany disbands
  • Jan 31 NL Pres John Heydler rules Rogers Hornsby can't hold stock in the Cardinals & play for the Giants
  • Feb 2 Harry Tierney/Joseph McCarthy's "Rio Rita" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 2 Ziegfeld Theater (Loew's Ziegfeld) opens at 6th Ave & 54th St NYC
  • Feb 3 Uprising against regime of general Carmona in Portugal
  • Feb 4 KGA-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 5 Buster Keaton's movie "The General" released & bombed
  • Feb 8 Belgian-Swiss treaty signed

Conference meetingConference of Interest

Feb 10 US President Calvin Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • Feb 11 US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran
  • Feb 11 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
  • Feb 12 British expeditionary army lands in Shanghai
  • Feb 13 Uprising against Portuguese regime of Gen Carmona defeated

Film release premierFilm Release

Feb 15 Silent film "It Girl" is released in the US starring Clara Bow

Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow
Silent Screen Actress
Clara Bow
  • Feb 16 Noel Coward's "Marquise" premieres in London
  • Feb 16 US restores diplomatic relations with Turkey
  • Feb 18 1st US radio broadcast of "Cities Service Concerts"
  • Feb 18 US & Canada begin diplomatic relations
  • Feb 19 General strike against British occupiers in Shanghai
  • Feb 20 Golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath
  • Feb 21 Franz Lehr's opera "Der Zarewitsch" premieres
  • Feb 22 ARC soccer team forms in Alphen on the Rhine
  • Feb 22 Baruch Spinosa's house of mourning opened as a museum
  • Feb 23 US President Calvin Coolidge creates Federal Radio Commission (FRC)
  • Feb 24 John Golden Theater (Theatre Masque) opens at 252 W 45th St NYC
  • Feb 25 Gdanks & Polish accord concerning traffic through Polish corridor
  • Feb 27 For 2nd Sunday in a row golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath
  • Mar 1 Bank of Italy becomes a National Bank

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Mar 5 1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property
  • Mar 7 Earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale strikes Tango, Japan
  • Mar 8 Pan American Airlines incorporates
  • Mar 10 Albania mobilize by threat of Serbian, Croatian & Slovenes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 10 Bavaria lifts ban on Hitler's speeches

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Mar 11 1st armored commercial car hold-up in US, Pittsburgh
  • Mar 11 1st golden gloves tournament
  • Mar 11 Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens famous Roxy Theater (NYC)
  • Mar 17 US government doesn't sign league of Nations disarmament treaty
  • Mar 19 Bloody battles between communists & nazis in Berlin
  • Mar 21 Guomindang Army conquerors Shanghai as British marines flee
  • Mar 22 Federico Garcia Lorca's "El Maleficio" premieres in Madrid
  • Mar 24 Cuban chess champion Jose Capablanca wins 33-day Grand Chess Tournie
  • Mar 24 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns Belgian & Netherland's Wielingen Treaty
  • Mar 25 86th Grand National: Ted Leader aboard Sprig wins
  • Mar 26 Alfred Hugenberg purchases German film company UFA
  • Mar 26 Gaumont-British Film Corporation forms
  • Mar 28 Majestic Theater opens at 245 W 44th St NYC
  • Mar 29 Henry O D Seagrave races his Sunbeam to a record 203.79 mph at Daytona
  • Apr 1 1st automatic record changer introduced by His Master's Voice
  • Apr 3 Interstate Commerce Comm transfers Ohio to Eastern time zone
  • Apr 5 Johnny Weissmuller set records in 100 & 200 m free style
  • Apr 7 Using phone lines TV is sent from Wash DC to NYC
  • Apr 9 Italy & US anarchists Sacco & Vanzetti given death sentences
  • Apr 11 Chilean gen Carlos Ibáñez names himself president

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Apr 12 Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek begins counter revolution in Shanghai

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Apr 13 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Boston Bruins, in 2 games & 2 ties
  • Apr 14 The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Apr 15 Babe Ruth hits 1st of 60 HRs of season (off A's Howard Ehmke)
  • Apr 15 Switzerland & USSR agree to diplomatic relations
  • Apr 17 Japan's Wakarsoeki government falls/Baron Tanaka becomes premier
  • Apr 18 Chiang Kai-shek forms anti-government in China
  • Apr 19 "Vagabond King" opens in London
  • Apr 19 31st Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:40:22.2
  • Apr 22 1st performance of Roger Sessions' Symphony in E
  • Apr 25 Spain routes 20,000 soldiers to Morocco (uprising Rifkabylen)
  • Apr 27 Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmery) are created.
  • Apr 29 Construction of Spirit of St Louis (the monoplane which Charles Lindburgh was to fly across the Atlantic) is completed
  • Apr 30 Princess Juliana gets seat in Dutch Council of State
  • May 1 1st British airliner to serve cooked meals (Imperial Airways)
  • May 1 Netherlands beats Belgium 3-2 in soccer match in Amsterdam
  • May 1 Panningen soccer team forms
  • May 2 Intl Economic Conference (52 countries including USSR) opens
  • May 2 Pulitzer prize awarded to Louis Bromfield (Early Autumn)
  • May 2 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 4 1st balloon flight over 40,000 feet (Scott Field, Ill)
  • 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
  • Jun 11 Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th of 60 HRs
  • Jun 11 Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Jun 13 Ticker-tape parade welcomes Charles A Lindbergh to NYC
  • Jun 16 31st US Golf Open: Tommy Armour shoots a 301 at Oakmont CC in Pa

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