On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1927

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Symphony premieres in Berlin


Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Rosen, American pianist and musicologist (Sonata Forms), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Patricia "Pat" Carroll, American comedienne and actress (Ursula- The Little Mermaid, Make Room for Daddy), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Sid O'Linn, South African cricketer (soccer for South Africa 1947, cricket 1960), born in Oudtshoorn, Cape Province (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Boissevain, Dutch editor of Amsterdam Algemeen Handelsblad (1885-1908), dies at 84
1927 Highlights

About May 5, 1927

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus