What Happened on January 1, 1927

Historical Events

  • 13th Rose Bowl: Stanford ties Alabama, 7-7
  • Brooklyn announces release of future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Zack Wheat after 18 consecutive seasons with Robins; Wheat hits .324 in final season with Philadelphia A's
  • Communist uprising in West Java
  • Turkey adopts the Gregorian calendar: December 18, 1926 (Julian), is immediately followed by January 1, 1927 (Gregorian).
1927 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Scheib, American baseball pitcher (at the time [1943] youngest player in MLB history at 16; Philadelphia A’s), born in Gratz, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Doak Walker, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1948; Pro Bowl 1950-51, 53–55; First-team All-Pro 1950–51, 53–54; Detroit Lions), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1998)
  • Juliusz Luciuk, composer
  • Maurice Béjart, French choreographer (d. 2007)
  • Patricia "Pat" Heywood, Scottish actress (10 Rillington Place, Lucky Feller), born in Gretna Green, Scotland

Vernon L. SmithVernon L. Smith (96 years old)

American economist and Nobel laureate, born in Wichita, Kansas

  • Yuri Grigorovich, Leningrad, choreographer
Born in 1927

About January 1, 1927

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 96 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn