What Happened in September 1927

Historical Events


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 17 Charles Lindbergh visits San Francisco
  • Sep 17 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills NY: Frenchman Rene Lacoste successfully defends title; 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 (Paul Temple, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons), born in York, England (d. 2014)
  • 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, born in Verhhyi Mamon, Voronezh Region, Russia (d. 1999)

Person of interestPaul Volcker

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, Australian composer, born in Geelong, Australia (d. 1995)
  • Sep 7 Graham Dudley Whettam, British composer, born in Swinden, Wiltshire (d. 2007)
  • Sep 7 John Milford, American actor (Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Homefront), born in Johnstown, New York (d. 2000)
  • Sep 7 Eric Hill, British children's books author and illustrator (Where's Spot), born in Holloway, London (d. 2014)
  • 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 Gwendoline "Gwen" Watford, British actress (Present Laughter, Cleopatra, Taste the Blood of Dracula), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • Sep 11 G. David Schine, American businessman, born in Gloversville, New York (d. 1996)
  • Sep 11 Vernon Corea, Sri Lankan pioneer radio broadcaster, born in Kurana, Sri Lanka (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, born in NYC, New York (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, American actor (Bart-Maverick, Get Christie Love), born in Astoria, Queens, New York (d. 1992)
  • Sep 16 Peter Falk, American actor (Colombo, Scared Straight), born in Ossining, New York (d. 2011)
  • 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 (d. 1997)
  • Sep 19 Rosemary Harris, British actress (Spider-Man, The Lion in Winter, Holocaust, Notorious Woman, Tom & Viv), born in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England
  • Sep 20 Clarice Taylor, American actress (Nurse Bailey-Nurse), born in Buckingham County, Virginia (d. 2011)
  • Sep 20 Rachel Roberts, Welsh actress (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Foul Play, Doctor's Wife), born in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales (d. 1980)
  • Sep 20 John Dankworth, English jazz musician and composer, born in Woodford, Essex, England (d. 2010)
  • Sep 22 Eligio [Kika] De La Garza, American politician (Rep-D-Texas, 1965-97), born in Mercedes, Texas (d. 2017)

Person of interestTom Lasorda

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 Joyce Jameson, American comedienne and actress (Spike Jones Show, The Outlaw Josey Wales), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • Sep 26 Robert Blackburn, Irish educationist (International Baccalaureate Organisation), born in Kilkenny, Ireland (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, American actor (Under Seige, The Stepford Wives, King Rat, Night of the Iguana), born in Ocala, Florida (d. 1994)
  • 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 Sada Thompson, American actress (Family, Pursuit of Happiness), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2011)
  • Sep 27 Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman (d. 2006)
  • Sep 28 Thomas J. J. Altizer, US Radical theologian (God is Dead), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Sep 29 Adhemar Ferreira da Silva, Brazil, triple jumper (Olympic gold 1952, 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, American director and actor (His Favorite Pastime, Star Boarder), dies at 62 or 63
  • Sep 22 Giannotto Bastianelli, composer, dies at 44
  • Sep 29 Willem Einthoven, Dutch physiologist and inventor of the electrocardiodiogram (Nobel Prize in Medicine 1924), dies at 67
  • Sep 29 Arthur Achleitner, German writer, dies at 69