What Happened on July 4, 1927

Historical Events

  • First flight of the Lockheed Vega, a pilot plus four-passenger monoplane; its 225 HP engine allowed cruising speed of 120 MPH

Historic Event

Sukarno and friends form the pro-Indonesian independence party, the PNI (Perserikatan Nasional Indonesia) in Batavia, Dutch East Indies

Famous Birthdays

  • Luigina "Gina" Lollobrigida, Italian actress (Trapeze; Falcon Crest), photojournalist, and sculptor, born in Subiaco, Italy (d. 2023) [1]

Neil SimonNeil Simon (1927-2018)

American playwright (The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Biloxi Blues), born in The Bronx, New York

  • Reid Miles, American photographer, and album cover art designer (Blue Note Records, 1955-67), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
1927 Highlights

About July 4, 1927

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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