What Happened on January 1, 1927

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 13th Rose Bowl: Stanford ties Alabama, 7-7
  • Communist uprising in West Java
  • Dodgers announce release of future Hall of Fame Zack Wheat
  • Turkey adopts the Gregorian calendar: December 18, 1926 (Julian), is immediately followed by January 1, 1927 (Gregorian).

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Baxley, actress (Norma Rae, Countdown), born in Stockton, California
  • Calum MacKay, Canadian hockey player (d. 2001)
  • Doak Walker, American football star (d. 1998)
  • Juliusz Luciuk, composer
  • Maurice BĂ©jart, French choreographer (d. 2007)
  • Pat Heywood, Scottish actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Vernon L. Smith, American economist and Nobel laureate, born in Wichita, Kansas

Economist Vernon L. Smith
Vernon L. Smith
  • Yuri Grigorovich, Leningrad, choreographer