What Happened on May 2, 1927

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
1927 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Raymond "Ray" Barrett, Australian actor (The Troubleshooters, Gillette Summer Sports Reel), born in Brisbane, Queensland (d. 2009)
Born in 1927

Famous Deaths

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

About May 2, 1927

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 96 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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