On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1927

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 52nd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6
  • Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia, and the Australian Parliament convenes there for the first time.

Famous Birthdays

  • John McDermott, Lord Justice of Appeal (Northern Ireland)
  • Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1967)
  • Ray Katt, baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Tommy Routledge, cricketer (4 Tests for South Africa 1892-96), dies