Historical Events in December 1927

  • 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
Paleoanthropologist
Davidson Black
  • Dec 4 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Symphony premieres in Moscow

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Dec 4 Duke Ellington opens at Cotton Club in Harlem

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 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

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

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin

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

Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
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