On This Day

What Happened on May 14, 1927

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 and administrator (co-founder LPGA; Women's PGA C'ship runner-up 1962), born in Detroit, Michigan
1927 Highlights

About May 14, 1927

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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