On This Day

What Happened on May 14, 1927

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Ain't She Sweet?" hits #1 on the singles chart by Ben Bernie
  • 53rd Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee aboard Whiskery wins in 2:06
  • Cap Arcona is launched at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg
  • The University of Chicago's local collegiate organization, Phi Sigma, becomes incorporated under Illinois law as Eta Sigma Phi, the National Honorary Classical Fraternity

Famous Birthdays

  • Herbert W. Franke, Austrian writer
  • Shirley Spork, American golfer, co-founder LPGA (Women's PGA C'ship runner-up 1962), born in Detroit, Michigan