What Happened on April 27, 1927

Historical Events

  • Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmery) created

Famous Birthdays

  • Connie Kay, American jazz drummer (Modern Jazz Quartet, 1955-94), born in Tuckahoe, New York (d. 1994)
  • Coretta Scott King, American activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr., born in Heiberger, Alabama (d. 2006)
  • Gerard Cieślik, Polish soccer striker (45 caps, 27 goals; Ruch Chorzów 237 games) and manager (Ruch Chorzów), born in Hajduki, Poland (d. 2013)
  • Joe Moakley, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts (1973-2001), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2001)

Sheila ScottSheila Scott (1927-1988)

English aviator who completed the 1st round-the-world solo flight by a woman, born in Worcester, Worcestershire

Born in 1927

Famous Divorces

Guglielmo Marconi

Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (53) divorces Beatrice O'Brien after 22 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Albert J. Beveridge, American politician and historian (Progressive leader, Senator Indiana 1899-1911), dies at 64
1927 Highlights

About April 27, 1927

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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