On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1927

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st British airliner to serve cooked meals (Imperial Airways)

Famous Birthdays

  • Greta Andersen, Danish swimmer (gold medal, 100m freestyle 1948 Olympics), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Israr Ali, Pakistan cricket all-rounder (4 Tests 1952-59), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India (d. 2016)
  • Lord Bathurst, English earl/large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Roland Verhavert, Flemish screen writer (Sea Gulls Die in the Harbor)
  • William Mitchell Byers, musician