Historical Events in 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)

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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

Conference meetingConference of Interest

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

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • 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

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow
Silent Screen Actress
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
  • 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

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

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 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

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Mar 10th Bavaria lifts ban on Hitler's speeches

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Mar 11th 1st armored commercial car hold-up in US, Pittsburgh
  • Mar 11th 1st golden gloves tournament
  • 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

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Apr 12th 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 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
  • 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.

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May 20th 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 20th Saudi Arabia becomes independent of Great Britain (Treaty of Jeddah)
  • May 21st Aviator Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, lands in Paris after the first solo air crossing of Atlantic
  • May 22nd 8.3 Nan-Shan earthquake strikes Tsinghai, China, over 40,900 killed
  • May 22nd Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4

CommunicationModel T

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

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May 26th 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 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

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

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 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
  • 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

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jun 18th 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 23rd Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox

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

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Jul 4th 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

Sport awardGolf Major

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

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

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

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jul 24th The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
  • Jul 27th Mel Ott, 18, hits his 1st league home run (inside the park)
  • Jul 29th 1st iron lung installed (Bellevue hospital, NY)
  • Jul 29th Phil Mead scores his 100th 100, Hampshire v Northants
  • Aug 1st Earliest date for a film to be considered for the Academy Awards
  • Aug 5th Phillies Cy Williams hits for cycle in just 4 at bats
  • Aug 7th Peace Bridge between US & Canada dedicated
  • Aug 7th US rum smuggler Horace Alderman kills 3
  • Aug 12th "Wings", the only silent film to win an Oscar for best picture, opens starring Clara Bow (Outstanding Picture 1929)
  • Aug 16th 1st HR hit out of Comiskey Park Chicago (NY Yankee Babe Ruth)
  • Aug 19th Metropolitan Sergius proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet state.
  • Aug 21st 4th Pan-African Congress meets (NYC)
  • Aug 22nd Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers
  • Aug 27th Parks College, America's oldest aviation school, opens

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 30th 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 2nd Rumour starts that Yankee Lou Gehrig will be traded to Tigers
  • Sep 4th Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour
  • Sep 5th Red Sox beat Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings
  • Sep 6th Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Good News" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 6th Red Sox beat NY Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings at Fenway Park
  • Sep 7th Philo Farnsworth demonstrates 1st use of TV in SF
  • Sep 7th University of Minas Gerais founded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, by Governor Antônio Carlos
  • Sep 9th Tony Lazzeri Day at Yankee Stadium
  • Sep 10th 22nd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Philadelphia (3-2)
  • Sep 11th After losing 21 in a row to NY, the Browns win their last meeting, 6-2
  • Sep 11th Babe Ruth hits 50th of 60 homers
  • Sep 12th Sigmund Romberg's musical "My Maryland," premieres in NYC
  • Sep 13th Yanks clinch pennant, Ruth hits 2 HRs (52 en route to 60)
  • Sep 13th Waite Hoyt became only 20 game winner of 1927 Yankees
  • Sep 16th Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden for US Lawn Tennis Association title