On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1927

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard Vukas, Croatian soccer forward (59 caps, Yugoslavia; Hajduk Split; Olympic silver 1948, 52), born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1983)
  • Billy Byers, American jazz trombonist and arranger, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1996)
  • Greta Andersen, Danish swimmer (gold medal, 100m freestyle 1948 Olympics), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Israr Ali, Pakistan cricket all-rounder (4 Tests; member of Pakistan's first Test team that played against India 1952–53), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India (d. 2016)
  • Roland Verhavert, Flemish screenwriter (Sea Gulls Die in the Harbor)
1927 Highlights

About May 1, 1927

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus