On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1927

Historical Events

  • 8.3 Nan-Shan earthquake strikes Tsinghai, China, over 40,900 killed
  • Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Petrie, New Zealand cricketer (NZ wicketkeeper of the late 1950's), born in Ngaruawahia, Waikato, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • Glenn Bassett, American tennis coach (UCLA 1967-93; 7 x NCAA C'ships), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2020)
  • Michael Constantine [Ioannides], American actor (Room 222 - "Mr. Kaufman"; Don't Drink the Water; My Big Fat Greek Wedding), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
  • Phil Tucker, American film director (Robot Monster), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1985)
1927 Highlights

About May 22, 1927

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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