What Happened on April 19, 1927

Millions Come Up to See Mae West

Historical Events

  • "Vagabond King" opens in London

Film & TV History

Actress Mae West found guilty of “obscenity and corrupting the morals of youth” in a New York stage play entitled "Sex". She is sentenced to 10 days in prison and fined $500, the resulting publicity launches her Hollywood career.

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Barbour, American singer (The Four Freshmen), born in Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana (d. 1961)
1927 Highlights

About April 19, 1927

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries