On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1927

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

At 7:40 AM, Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris, aboard Spirit of St Louis (1st non-stop flight)

  • Saudi Arabia becomes independent of Great Britain in the Treaty of Jeddah

Famous Birthdays

  • David Frederick Barlow, composer
  • David Hedison, American actor (Colbys, Voyage to Bottom of Sea), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Franciszek Macharski, Polish Cardinal, Archbishop of Krakow (1978-2005), born in Krakow (d. 2016)
  • Walter Aschaffenburg, German-American composer, born in Essen, Germany (d. 2005)
  • [Harold] Bud Grant, Wisc, CFL/NFL player and coach (Winnipeg, Minnesota)
1927 Highlights

About May 20, 1927

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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