1927 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 175 of 175

  • Jun 5 Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard & 200-yard free-style swim record

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 11 Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross

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
  • 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 Jericho Earthquake in Palestine kills about 500

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
Sukarno
  • Jul 4 First flight of the Lockheed Vega.
  • Jul 9 William T Francis named US minister to Liberia
  • Jul 14 1st commercial airplane flight in Hawaii
  • 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 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 7 Peace Bridge between US & Canada dedicated
  • Aug 7 US rum smuggler Horace Alderman kills 3
  • 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 27 Parks College, America's oldest aviation school, opens
  • Sep 4 Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour
  • 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 11 After losing 21 in a row to NY, the Browns win their last meeting, 6-2
  • 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 17 Charles Lindbergh visits San Francisco
  • Sep 18 The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air. with 18 stations (and WOR as NYC affiliate)
  • Sep 22 Yanks Earle Coombs hits 3 triples
  • Sep 24 Yanks set record of 106 victories
  • Sep 29 Telephone service begins between US & Mexico
  • Sep 29 Tornado strikes St Louis Missouri, 85 die
  • Oct 1 Pirates clinch NL pennant with a 9-6 win over Reds
  • Oct 4 Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mt. Rushmore.
  • Oct 8 Sea battle at Navarino (Greece freed of Ottoman occupation)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nov 3 22.3 cm rainfall at Somerset, Vermont (state record)
  • Nov 3 Tropical storm flooding kills 84 in Winooski River Valley (Vt)
  • Nov 9 Giant Panda discovered, China
  • Nov 9 Pastor of Have begins blessing of motorcars/motors
  • Nov 12 Notre Dame's Fighting Irish changes blue jerseys for green

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 12 Leon Trotsky expelled from Soviet Communist Party, paving way for Joseph Stalin

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Nov 13 New York - New Jersey Holland Tunnel, 1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens
  • Nov 14 World's largest gas tank in Pittsburgh Penn explodes; 28 die
  • Nov 17 Tornado hits Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 22 1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner Wisc)
  • Nov 22 George Gershwin's "Funny Face" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 Neil Simon Theater (Alvin) opens at 250 W 52nd St NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Nov 22 Belgian government of Henri Jaspar falls
  • 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 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
  • Dec 17 US submarine S-4 sinks after collision killing all 34 aboard
  • Dec 17 Victoria score 793 against Queensland, Bill Ponsford 437
  • Dec 27 Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II's "Show Boat" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 27 Philip Barry's "Paris Bound" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 296

  • Apr 20 Karl Muller, Switzerland, superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)
  • Apr 21 Robert Brustein, American dean, Yale School of Drama), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 24 Pasqualino de Santis, cinematographer
  • Apr 24 Patrick Bowles, writer/translator
  • Apr 25 Albert Uderzo, French cartoonist
  • Apr 27 Coretta Scott King, Marion Ala, civil rights leader
  • Apr 27 John Joseph Moakley, (Rep-D-Massachusetts, 1973- )
  • Apr 27 Sheila Scott, English aviatrix (d. 1988)
  • Apr 27 Wesley A Clark, American computer designer (first personal computer - LINC), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • Apr 28 Garfield Weston, English industrial/billionaire (Twinings Tea)
  • Apr 29 Betsy Ancker-Johnson, American physicist and auto company executive, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • May 1 Lord Bathurst, English earl/large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • May 7 Jim Lowe, DJ (WNEW) "King of Trivia", born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • May 8 Ian Denholm, CEO (Murray Investment Trust)
  • May 8 Philip Wilkinson, deputy chairman (National Westminster Bank)
  • May 9 John McDermott, Lord Justice of Appeal (Northern Ireland)
  • May 9 Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1967)
  • May 10 Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author
  • May 11 Anthony Hollis, British High Court Judge, (d. 2003)
  • May 11 Zilpha Keatly Snyder, US, sci-fi author (Headless Cupid)
  • May 11 Gene Savoy, American author, explorer, scholar and cleric (d. 2007)
  • May 13 Clive Barnes, drama critic (NY Times, NY Post)
  • May 14 Herbert W. Franke, Austrian writer
  • May 16 John Walford, solicitor
  • May 17 Ronald Halstead, deputy CEO (British Steel)
  • May 18 Richard Body, British politician (C), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire
  • May 20 Franciszek Macharski, Polish Cardinal, Archbishop of Krakow (1978-2005), born in Krakow (d. 2016)
  • May 21 George Levy, antique dealer/heritage campaigner
  • May 22 Phil Tucker, American director
  • May 24 John Kelly Jr, US, sculls (Oly-bronze-1956)/brother of Grace Kelly
  • May 24 Martinus J Mentz, South African MP (Conservative)
  • May 24 Timothy Beven, CEO (Barclays Bank)
  • May 25 Robert Ludlum, American spy novelist (Bourne Identity), born in NYC, New York
  • May 27 Bryan Cowgill, deputy chairman (Mirror Group)
  • May 27 Jan Blokker, Dutch writer/journalist (VPRO, People's Newspaper)
  • May 28 Francois Nourissier, French writer (Un petit bourgeois)
  • May 28 Norman Ireland, CEO (Bowater)
  • May 28 Robert Evans, CEO (British Gas)
  • May 29 Carl Toms, stage designer (1 Million BC, Moon Zero Two)
  • May 29 Dick Hillenius, Dutch biologist/writer
  • May 29 Trevor Holdsworth, CEO (National Power)
  • May 30 Evelyn Wesler Zemel, US, author (American Glass Animals)
  • May 31 Isabel Stoate, British diplomat
  • May 31 James Eberle, British admiral, director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs)
  • May 31 Michael Sandberg, British CEO (Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp)
  • Jun 2 Phillip Burton, historian (Vanishing Eagles)
  • Jun 2 W. Watts Biggers, American novelist and animator, (d. 2013)
  • Jun 7 Martin Carter, poet/critic
  • Jun 8 Dame Anne Warburton, President (Lucy Cavendish College-Cambridge_
  • Jun 8 David Hobman, director (Age Concern England)
  • Jun 8 Michael Levey, director (British National Gallery)
  • Jun 9 Norman Sisisky, (Rep-D-VA, 1983- )
  • Jun 10 Lin Yang-kang, Chinese politician
  • Jun 11 Beryl Grey, prima ballerina
  • Jun 11 John Aspinall, owner (casino, zoos)
  • Jun 11 Marcus Fox, conservative MP/chairman (1922 Committee)
  • Jun 12 Henry Slesar, headwriter (Edge of Night), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 15 Hugo Pratt, graphic artist
  • Jun 16 Robert Matthews, master (Clare College Cambridge England)
  • Jun 17 Austin J Murphy, (Rep-D-PA, 1977- )
  • Jun 17 Lucio Fulci, Italian director "Godfather of Gore", born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • Jun 18 Dennis Landau, CEO (Cooperative Wholesale Society)
  • Jun 18 John Phillipps Kenyon, historian/teacher
  • Jun 24 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist (Nobel 1995), born in New York, (d. 2014)
  • Jun 26 Leslie Carpenter, CEO (Reed International)
  • Jun 27 Bob Keeshan, Lynbrook NY, aka Capt Kangaroo/Clarabelle (Good Morning)
  • Jun 28 Theo van Tijn, Dutch marxist/social-historian
  • Jun 28 Frank Rowland, Newport Beach, California, Nobel laureate in chemistry, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 30 Joseph R Skeen, (Rep-R-New Mexico, 1981- )
  • Jul 3 Ken Russell, England, director (Tommy, Altered States, Gothic)
  • Jul 3 William McMillan, moderator (Gen Assembly of Church of Scot) [or 1/29]
  • Jul 5 W M Diggelmann, writer
  • Jul 6 [Jan] Hein Donner, Dutch chess master
  • Jul 7 Alan J Dixon, (Sen-D-IL, 1981- )
  • Jul 8 Maurice Hayes, Irish politician
  • Jul 10 David Dinkins, (1st African American Mayor-D- 1990-93), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 10 Grigory Barenblatt, Russian mathematician
  • Jul 12 Gualberto T Hernandez, perfect minister Neth Antilles
  • Jul 13 Karl I Pelgrom, Dutch sculptor
  • Jul 13 Simone Veil, Pres European parliament (France)
  • Jul 16 John Freeland, Legal advisor UK foreign office
  • Jul 16 Shirley Hughes, author/illustrator
  • Jul 18 Ludwig Harig, German writer, born in Sulzbach
  • Jul 19 Jan Myrdal, Swedish writer/journalist (Albania Defiant)
  • Jul 20 Anthony Cavendish, British MI 6 agent/banker
  • Jul 23 Al[fred] A McCandless, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
  • Jul 23 Elliot McKay See Jr, astronaut, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1966)
  • Jul 24 James J Howard, (Rep-D-NJ, 1965- )
  • Jul 25 Midge Decter, anti woman's lib (Liberated Woman...), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jul 25 Sadiq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani politician (d. 2000)
  • Jul 26 M H W Wells, CEO (Charterhouse Japhet)
  • Jul 27 Sat Mahajan, Indian politician
  • Jul 27 Allen Breed, USA, American inventor of the first automotive airbag sensor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 28 John Ashbery, American poet
  • Jul 29 Harry K V Mulisch, writer (Message to King Rat)
  • Jul 31 Walter Vogt, Swiss writer (Wüthrich) and psychiatrist, born in Zurich (d. 1988)
  • Aug 1 Andre Cools, Belgium, minister of Budget/vice-premier
  • Aug 1 Franklyn Perring, English Botanist (co-author of Atlas of the British Flora, 1962), born in London, England
  • Aug 2 Peter Swinnereton-Dyer, English mathematician, born in Ponteland, Northumberland
  • Aug 6 William David Ford, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1965- )

Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History