What Happened on May 20, 1927

Historical Events

Event of Interest

At 7:40 AM, Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris, aboard Spirit of St Louis in the 1st solo nonstop transatlantic flight

Treaty of Interest

Treaty of Jeddah is signed between the United Kingdom and Ibn Saud recognizing the independence of the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd, the forerunner of Saudi Arabia

Famous Birthdays

  • David Barlow, British composer and pedagogue, born in Rothwell, England (d. 1977)
  • 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)
  • Harry "Bud" Grant, American Pro Football HOF coach (NFL Coach of the Year 1969 Minnesota Vikings; 4 x Grey Cup C'ship Winnipeg Blue Bombers) and basketball forward (NBA C'ship 1950 Minnesota Lakers), born in Superior, Wisconsin (d. 2023) [1]
  • Walter Aschaffenburg, German-American composer, born in Essen, Germany (d. 2005)
Born in 1927

About May 20, 1927

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 96 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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