What Happened in March 1927

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 Bank of Italy (later Bank of America) becomes an American National Bank

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Mar 2 Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Mar 5 1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property
  • Mar 7 Earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale strikes Tango, Japan
  • Mar 8 Pan American Airlines incorporates
  • Mar 10 Albania mobilizes due to threats from the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes

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Mar 10 Bavaria lifts ban on Adolf Hitler's speeches

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Mar 11 1st armored commercial car hold-up in US, Pittsburgh
  • Mar 11 1st golden gloves tournament
  • Mar 11 Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens famous Roxy Theater (NYC)
  • Mar 17 US government doesn't sign League of Nations disarmament treaty
  • Mar 19 Bloody battles between communists & nazis in Berlin
  • Mar 21 Guomindang Army conquers Shanghai as British marines flee
  • Mar 22 Federico Garcia Lorca's "El Maleficio" premieres in Madrid
  • Mar 24 Cuban chess champion Jose Capablanca wins 33-day Grand Chess Tournie
  • Mar 24 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns Belgian & Netherland's Wielingen Treaty
  • Mar 25 86th Grand National: Ted Leader aboard Sprig wins
  • Mar 26 Alfred Hugenberg purchases German film company UFA
  • Mar 26 Gaumont-British Film Corporation forms
  • Mar 28 Majestic Theater opens at 245 W 44th St NYC
  • Mar 29 Henry O D Seagrave races his Sunbeam to a record 203.79 mph at Daytona

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Harry Belafonte, American calypso singer (Buck & the Preacher), born in Harlem, New York
  • Mar 1 Lusine Amara, opera/concert singer
  • Mar 1 Robert Heron Bork, judge, nominated for supreme court, (d. 2012)
  • Mar 2 Siegfried Kohler, composer
  • Mar 2 Witold Szalonec, composer
  • Mar 2 Roger Walkowiak, French cyclist
  • Mar 3 Charles O Whitley, (Rep-D-NC, 1977- )
  • Mar 3 Frank Singleton, librarian
  • Mar 3 Pierre Aubert, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • Mar 4 Robert Di Domenica, composer
  • Mar 4 Thayer David, American actor (Eiger Sanction, Rocky, Nero Wolfe, Savages), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • Mar 4 Philip Batt, 29th Governor of the U.S. state of Idaho
  • Mar 4 Robert Orben, American magician
  • Mar 4 Dick Savitt, American tennis player
  • Mar 5 John "Jack" Cassidy, American singer and actor (Oscar-He & She, The Eiger Sanction), born in Richmond Hill, Virginia (d. 1976)
  • Mar 6 John Fairchild, CEO (Fairchild publishing), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Mar 6 Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr, Shawnee Oklahoma, USAF/astronaut (Mer 9, Gem 5)
  • Mar 6 Norman Treigle, bass-baritone, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 6 William J Bell, soap opera creator (Young & Restless), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestGabriel García Márquez

Mar 6 Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), born in Aracataca, Colombia (d. 2014)

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • Mar 7 Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and teacher (d. 2006)
  • Mar 7 Henri Landwirth, Belgian-American hotel owner and philanthropist
  • Mar 8 Jaromir Podesva, composer
  • Mar 8 Josef Berg, Czech composer (d. 1971)
  • Mar 8 Stanisław Kania, Polish politician
  • Mar 9 Hans Ludwig Schilling, German composer, born in Mayen, Germany (d. 2012)
  • Mar 9 Jackie Jensen, American baseball player (AL MVP 1958), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1982)
  • Mar 9 John Beckwith, Canadian composer, born in Victoria, British Colombia
  • Mar 10 Claude Laydu, Belgian-born Swiss actor (Diary of a Country Priest), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2011)
  • Mar 10 Donn Trenner, orchestra leader (ABC's Nightlife), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Mar 10 Paul Wunderlich, German lithographer/painter/sculptor
  • Mar 10 Barbara Sinatra, American model and philanthropist, born in Bosworth, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • Mar 11 Alan Betts, emeritus professor (Royal Veterinary College)
  • Mar 11 Raymond Jackson, [Jaki], British cartoonist
  • Mar 11 Robert Mosbacher, US politician(?)
  • Mar 11 Ron Todd, British trade unionist
  • Mar 12 Raúl Alfonsín, President of Argentina (1983-89), born in Chascomús, Buenos Aires (d. 2009)
  • Mar 13 Charles Sickman Corsen, Dutch Antillean poet, born in Curacao, Costa Rica (d. 1994)
  • Mar 13 Robert Denning, American interior designer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Mar 14 Bill Rexford, auto racer
  • Mar 14 Joop F Wolff, Dutch editor (Truth)/Dutch politician (CPN)
  • Mar 15 Carl Smith, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Maynardville, Tennessee
  • Mar 15 Philip Vincent Belloc Jebb, architect
  • Mar 16 Daniel Patrick Moynihan, US ambassador to UN/(Sen-D-NY, 1977- )
  • Mar 16 Karlheinz Boehm, Austrian actor (Face of Fear, Peeping Tom, Unnatural), born in Darmstadt, Austria (d. 2014)
  • Mar 16 Olga San Juan, American actress, dancer and comedian (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • Mar 16 Vladimir M Komarov, cosmonaut (Voshkod I Soyuz 1), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Mar 17 Kenneth S Goldstein, folklorist/enthomusicologist
  • Mar 17 Nancy Sheehan, writer
  • Mar 17 Patrick Allen, British actor (Roman Holiday, Dial "M" for Murder), born in Nyasaland, Africa (d. 2006)
  • Mar 17 Sulkhan Ivanovich Nasidze, composer
  • Mar 18 George Plimpton, sports writer (Paper Lion), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 John Kander, composer (Cabaret, Funny Lady, Kramer vs Kramer), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mar 18 Lillian Vernon, founder and CEO of the Lillian Vernon Corporation (first company listed on US stock exchange started by a woman), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 2015)

Person of interestRichie Ashburn

Mar 19 Richie Ashburn, American hall of fame baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies, NY Mets) and sportscaster, born in Tilden, Nebraska (d. 1997)

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
  • Mar 20 John Pierre Herman Joubert, composer (Chamber Music for brass quintet)
  • Mar 21 Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German Minister of Foreign Affairs (FDP), worked to re-unify Germany, born in Reideburg (d. 2016)
  • Mar 22 George Thoms, cricketer (1 Test Aust against WI 1952, scored 16 & 28)
  • Mar 23 Osvaldo Lacerda, composer
  • Mar 23 John Logan, Endicott, NY, MLB shortstop (Boston and Milwaukee Braves), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 24 Janos Decsenyi, composer
  • Mar 24 Martin Walser, German writer, born in Wasserburg am Bodensee
  • Mar 25 Leslie Claudius, India, field hockey (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56)
  • Mar 26 Jonathan Tod, Vice-Admiral (England)
  • Mar 27 Anthony Lewis, American columnist (NY Times) and author (Gideon's Trumpet), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2013)
  • Mar 27 Lord Fanshawe of Richmond [Anthony Henry Fanshawe Royle], Conservative MP for Richmond (1959-83) (d. 2001)
  • Mar 27 Mstislav Leopold Rostropovich, Soviet-Russian cellist and conductor, born in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR (d. 2007)
  • Mar 28 Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (Simon and the Oaks), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • Mar 29 Arthur Ravenel Jr, American businessman and politician, U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Mar 29 John McLaughlin, American TV commentator (McLaughlin Group) and Nixon aide, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2016)
  • Mar 29 John R. Vane, English pharmacologist (Nobel 1982), born in Tardebigg, Worcestershire (d. 2004)
  • Mar 29 Donald Ross, Lord Ross, Scottish judge, born in Dundee
  • Mar 30 Lord Armstrong of Ilminster [Robert Armstrong], British life peer
  • Mar 30 Peter Marshall, TV game show host (Hollywood Squares), born in Huntington, West Virginia
  • Mar 30 Wally Grout, cricketer (great Aussie wicket-keeper)

Person of interestCesar Chavez

Mar 31 Cesar Chavez, American farm labor leader (United Farm Workers), born in Yuma, Arizona (d. 1993)

Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez
Civil Rights Activist
Cesar Chavez
  • Mar 31 William Daniels, American actor (Dr Mark Craig-St Elsewhere, 1776), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Divorces

  • Mar 10 American author and journalist "The Old man and the Sea" Enerest Hemingway divorces 1st wife Elizabeth Hadley Richardson

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 3 Mikhail Artsybashev, Russian writer (b. 1878)
  • Mar 3 J.G. Parry-Thomas, Welsh motor-racing driver (b. 1884)
  • Mar 4 Ira Remsen American chemist (b. 1846)
  • Mar 5 Franz Mertens, German mathematician (b. 1840)
  • Mar 17 James Scott Skinner, composer, dies at 83
  • Mar 23 Paul César Helleu, French artist (b. 1859)
  • Mar 27 Joe Start, American baseball player, dies at 84
  • Mar 28 Karl Prohaska, Austrian composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 31 Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (b. 1875)