What Happened in September 1927

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 Rumour starts that Yankee Lou Gehrig will be traded to Tigers

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 4 Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour

  • Sep 5 Red Sox beat Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings
  • Sep 6 Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Good News" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 6 Red Sox beat NY Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings at Fenway Park
  • Sep 7 Philo Farnsworth demonstrates the first use of his electronic television in San Francisco
  • Sep 7 University of Minas Gerais founded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, by Governor Antônio Carlos
  • Sep 9 Tony Lazzeri Day at Yankee Stadium
  • Sep 10 22nd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Philadelphia (3-2)
  • Sep 11 After losing 21 in a row to NY, the Browns win their last meeting, 6-2

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 11 Babe Ruth hits 50th of 60 homers

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Sep 12 Sigmund Romberg's musical "My Maryland," premieres in NYC
  • Sep 13 Yanks clinch pennant, Ruth hits 2 HRs (52 en route to 60)
  • Sep 13 Waite Hoyt became only 20 game winner of 1927 Yankees
  • Sep 16 Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden for US Lawn Tennis Association title
  • Sep 17 Charles Lindbergh visits San Francisco
  • Sep 17 47th U.S. Men's National Championship: Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden (11-9, 6-3, 11-9)
  • Sep 18 The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air. with 18 stations (and WOR as NYC affiliate)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 22 Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey for the 2nd time in 10 for heavyweight boxing title; dubbed the "Long count" fight

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Sep 22 Yanks Earle Coombs hits 3 triples

Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 23 "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans", directed by F. W. Murnau, starring George O'Brien and Janet Gaynor, is released (Academy Awards Unique and Artistic Picture 1927)

Actress Janet Gaynor
Actress
Janet Gaynor
  • Sep 24 NHL's Toronto St Patricks become Maple Leafs
  • Sep 24 Yanks set record of 106 victories
  • Sep 26 St James Theater (Erlanger) opens at 246 W 44th St NYC
  • Sep 29 Babe Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
  • Sep 29 Telephone service begins between US & Mexico
  • Sep 29 Tornado strikes St Louis Missouri, 85 die
  • Sep 30 Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th HR (off Tom Zachary)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Tommy Evans, R&B singer (Drifters)
  • Sep 2 Francis Matthews, British actor (On the Bowery, Paul Temple)
  • Sep 2 Leonard Katzman, TV producer
  • Sep 2 Trudi Jochum-Beiser, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Sep 2 Tzvi Avni, Israeli composer, born in Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Sep 4 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Matinchenko, Russian cosmonaut

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 5 Paul Volcker, American economist and Chairman of the US Federal Reserve (1979-87), born in Cape May, New Jersey

Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Economist Paul Volcker
Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Economist
Paul Volcker
  • Sep 6 Keith Humble, composer
  • Sep 7 Don Messick, American cartoon voice (Bam-bam, Astro, Scooby-Doo), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1997)
  • Sep 7 Graham Dudley Whettam, British composer, born in Swinden
  • Sep 7 Eric Hill, British children's Author
  • Sep 7 François Billetdoux, French author (Word Awake), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • Sep 8 Harlan Howard, American country music songwriter (d. 2002)
  • Sep 9 Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer (Coltrane's A Love Supreme'), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Sep 10 Gwen Watford, British actress (Body in the Library, Ghoul)
  • Sep 11 David Schine, businessman
  • Sep 11 Vernon Corea, Sri Lankan broadcaster (d. 2002)
  • Sep 12 Gianna Maria Canale, Italian actress (Go For Broke), born in Reggio Calabria, Italy (d. 2009)
  • Sep 12 Ina Muller-van Ast, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Sep 14 Martin Caidin, American aviation writer (d. 1997)
  • Sep 15 Norm Crosby, comedian/double talker (Liar's Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 15 David Stove, Australian philosopher, (d. 1994)
  • Sep 16 Jack Kelly, Astoria Queens, actor (Bart-Maverick, Get Christie Love)
  • Sep 16 Peter Falk, actor (Colombo, Scared Straight), born in Ossining, New York
  • Sep 17 George Blanda, Penn, NFL kicker/quarterback (Bears, Oilers, Raiders)
  • Sep 17 Ted Weiss, (Rep-D-NY, 1977-92)
  • Sep 18 Gerlando Alberti, Sicilian Mafioso (Ciaculli massacre, 1963, 'Mafia! What is that? A kind of cheese'), born in Palermo, Sicily (d. 2012)
  • Sep 19 William Hickey, American actor (Prizzi's Honor, The Nightmare Before Christmas), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 19 Rosemary Harris, English actress
  • Sep 20 Clarice Taylor, Va, actress (Nurse Bailey-Nurse)
  • Sep 20 Rachel Roberts, Llanelly Wales, actress (Foul Play, Doctor's Wife)
  • Sep 20 Johnny Dankworth, English musician and composer
  • Sep 22 Eligio [Kika] De La Garza, American politician (Rep-D-Texas, 1965-97), born in Mercedes, Texas (d. 2017)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 22 Tom Lasorda [Thomas], baseball manager (LA Dodgers), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania

Baseball Manager Tom Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tom Lasorda
  • Sep 22 Gordon Astall, English footballer, born in Horwich
  • Sep 24 Richard Swift, composer
  • Sep 25 Carl Braun, basketball player (NY Knicks)
  • Sep 25 Sir Colin Davis, Weybridge England, conductor (NY Met 1967-71)
  • Sep 26 Patrick O'Neal, Ocala Fla, actor (Kaz, Alvarez Kelly, King Rat)
  • Sep 26 Robert Blackburn, Irish educationist (d. 1990)
  • Sep 26 Robert Cade, American physician and beverage inventor (d. 2007)
  • Sep 27 Boris Porena, composer
  • Sep 27 Eli van der Merwe Louw, South African minister of Transport/Manpower
  • Sep 27 Patrick O'Neal, actor (King Rat, Night of the Iguana)
  • Sep 27 Robert Chudnick [Red Rodney], American jazz trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • Sep 27 "Earring" George Mayweather, American blues Harmonica Player, born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • Sep 27 Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman (d. 2006)
  • Sep 28 Thomas J J Altizer, Mass, US Radical theologian (God is Dead)
  • Sep 29 Adhemar Ferreira da Silva, Brazil, triple jumper (Olympic gold 52, 56)
  • Sep 29 Paul McCloskey, (Sen-R-California)
  • Sep 30 W. S. Merwin, American poet

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 12 Walther Amelung, German archaeologist, dies at 61
  • Sep 12 Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer, dies at 80
  • Sep 14 Isadora Duncan, American free form/interpretative dancer, dies at 50 due to her scarf becoming entangled in her car's wheel
  • Sep 15 Herman Gorter, socialist/poet (Mai, Pan), dies at 62
  • Sep 19 Michael Peter Ancher, Danish painter (b. 1849)
  • Sep 20 George Nichols, actor (His Favorite Pastime, Star Boarder), dies at 62
  • Sep 22 Giannotto Bastianelli, composer, dies at 44
  • Sep 29 Willem Einthoven, Dutch physiologist (Invented the electrocardiodiogram, awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine 1924), dies at 67
  • Sep 29 Arthur Achleitner, German writer, dies at 69