January 1927 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Communist uprising in West Java
  • Jan 1 Turkey adopts the Gregorian calendar: December 18, 1926 (Julian), is immediately followed by January 1, 1927 (Gregorian).
  • 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 13 US & Mexico battle over oil interests
  • 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 26 Maxwell Anderson's "Saturday's Children" premieres in NYC
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Yuri Grigorovich, Leningrad, choreographer
  • Jan 1 Maurice Béjart, French choreographer (d. 2007)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 1 Vernon L. Smith, American economist (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences)

Economist Vernon L. Smith
Economist
Vernon L. Smith
  • Jan 2 David Herbert, publisher
  • Jan 2 Richard Belmont Ray, (Rep-D-Ga) [or Feb 2]
  • Jan 4 Paul Desmarais, Canadian businessman
  • Jan 8 Charles Tomlinson, British poet and translator, born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 2015)
  • Jan 10 Otto Stich, Swiss politician
  • Jan 13 Brock Adams, American politician (d. 2004)
  • Jan 13 Sydney Brenner, British Nobel Laureate
  • Jan 17 Dr Tom Dooley, American humanitarian (d. 1961)
  • Jan 18 Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player (d. 1990)
  • Jan 20 Geoffrey WT Atkins, British World Champion racket player (1954-72)
  • Jan 20 Olivier Strebelle, Belgian sculptor/ceramist
  • Jan 23 Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (d. 1994)
  • Jan 24 Paula Hawkins, (Sen-R-FL, 1981-86)
  • Jan 24 Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet, British aristocrat (d. 2007)
  • Jan 25 Seung Sahn, zen teacher (Korean line)
  • Jan 26 Jose Simon Azcona Hoyo, president of Honduras (1986-90)
  • Jan 28 Anthony Garner, director (Conservative Central Office)
  • Jan 28 J D Hughes, Principal (Ruskin College-Oxford)
  • Jan 29 Edward Abbey, US author (Desert Solitaire)
  • Jan 30 Olof Palme, PM of Sweden (1969-76, 1982-86) assassinated, born in Stockholm, Sweden

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 31 Lorraine Warren, Monroe Connecticut, American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting)

Paranormal Investigator Lorraine Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Lorraine Warren

Deaths in History

  • Jan 3 Carle David Tolmé Runge, German physicist (b. 1856)
  • Jan 9 Houston S Chamberlain, British/German race theorist, dies at 71

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 17 Juliette Gordon Low, American founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA, dies of breast cancer at 66

Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon Low
Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA
Juliette Gordon Low
  • Jan 19 Carlota of Mexico, princess of Belgium and empress consort of Mexico (1864-67), dies at 86
  • Jan 21 Floris H Verster, Dutch painter/cartoonist/etcher, dies at 65
  • Jan 27 Georgios Grivas, Cyprus-born general in the Greek Army
  • Jan 27 Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis-Matulevičius (Matulewicz), Lithuanian bishop