What Happened on May 14, 1927

Historical Events

  • "Ain't She Sweet?" hits #1 on the singles chart by Ben Bernie
  • 53rd Kentucky Derby: HOF jockey Linus McAtee aboard Whiskery defeats Osmand by a nose in the stretch 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
1927 History

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 (d. 2022)
Born in 1927

About May 14, 1927

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 96 years and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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