On This Day

Historical Events in February 1927

  • Feb 2 Harry Tierney/Joseph McCarthy's "Rio Rita" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 2 Ziegfeld Theater (Loew's Ziegfeld) opens at 6th Ave & 54th St NYC
  • Feb 3 Uprising against regime of general Carmona in Portugal
  • Feb 4 KGA-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions

Film Premiere

Feb 5 "The General", American silent film starring Buster Keaton and Marion Mack, co-directed by Keaton and Clyde Bruckman, premieres in New York City

  • Feb 8 Belgian-Swiss treaty signed

Conference of Interest

Feb 10 US President Calvin Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference

  • Feb 11 US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran
  • Feb 11 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
  • Feb 12 British expeditionary army lands in Shanghai
  • Feb 13 Uprising against Portuguese regime of Gen Carmona defeated

Film Release

Feb 15 Silent film "It" is released in the US starring Clara Bow

Music History

Feb 16 Noël Coward's "Marquise" premieres in London

  • Feb 16 US restores diplomatic relations with Turkey
  • Feb 17 Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New York Americans, 4-1 in the team's first game since changing name from "St. Patricks"
  • Feb 17 Deems Taylor's opera "The King's Henchman", with libretto by Edna St. Vincent Millay, premieres at the Metropolitan Opera, NYC
  • Feb 18 1st US radio broadcast of "Cities Service Concerts"
  • Feb 18 US & Canada open diplomatic relations
  • Feb 19 General strike against British occupiers in Shanghai
  • Feb 21 Franz Lehár's opera "Der Zarewitsch" premieres
  • Feb 22 ARC soccer team forms in Alphen on the Rhine
  • Feb 22 Baruch Spinosa's house of mourning opened as a museum
  • Feb 23 US President Calvin Coolidge creates Federal Radio Commission (FRC)
  • Feb 24 John Golden Theater (Theatre Masque) opens at 252 W 45th St NYC
  • Feb 25 Gdańsk and Polish accord concerning traffic through Polish corridor