Historical Events in October 1927

  • Oct 1 Pirates clinch NL pennant with a 9-6 win over Reds
  • Oct 4 Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mt. Rushmore (works on till 1941)
  • Oct 6 "The Jazz Singer", directed by Alan Crosland, starring Al Jolson and May McAvoy, released, 1st film with a soundtrack (Honorary Academy Award 1928)
  • Oct 7 Yank Herb Pennock retires 1st 22 Pirates in World Series game
  • Oct 8 NY Yankees sweep Pirates in 24th World Series

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Oct 8 "The Second Hundred Years" silent short film released starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy - 1st Laurel and Hardy film with them appearing as a team

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy
Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel

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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