What Happened on May 2, 1927

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • International Economic Conference (52 countries including USSR) opens
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Louis Bromfield (Early Autumn)
  • U.S. Supreme Court's "Buck v. Bell", permits forced sterilizations of various "unfits" by states' authorities where such surgeries are practiced for eugenic reasons

Famous Birthdays

  • Raymond "Ray" Barrett, Australian actor (The Troubleshooters, Gillette Summer Sports Reel), born in Brisbane, Queensland (d. 2009)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Starling, British physiologist (Frank–Starling law of the heart), dies at 61