What Happened on January 11, 1927

Historical Events

Film & TV History

Louis B. Mayer head of film studio MGM announces creation of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

  • Royale Theater (Golden, CBS Radio Playhouse) opens at 242 W 45th NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • John Hayes, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (15 Tests, 30 wickets; Auckland CA), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2007)
  • Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair, Jamaican-German jazz saxophonist ("Blue Bogey"; "Kingston Bypass"), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1995)
Born in 1927

Famous Deaths

  • Andrzej GawroĊ„ski, Polish Indologist and scholar, dies at 41

About January 11, 1927

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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