On This Day

Historical Events in March 1927

Historic Event

Mar 1 Bank of Italy (later Bank of America) becomes an American National Bank

Contract of Interest

Mar 4 Babe Ruth becomes the highest-paid player in MLB history when he signs 3-year, $70,000 per season contract with the New York Yankees

  • Mar 5 1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property
  • Mar 7 Earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale strikes Tango, Japan
  • Mar 8 Pan American Airlines incorporates
  • Mar 10 Albania mobilizes due to threats from the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes

Historic Event

Mar 10 Bavaria lifts ban on Adolf Hitler's speeches

  • Mar 11 1st armored commercial car hold-up in US, Pittsburgh
  • Mar 11 1st golden gloves tournament
  • Mar 11 Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens famous Roxy Theater (NYC)
  • Mar 17 US government doesn't sign League of Nations disarmament treaty
  • Mar 19 Bloody battles between communists & Nazis in Berlin
  • Mar 21 Guomindang Army conquers Shanghai as British marines flee
  • Mar 22 Federico Garcia Lorca's first play "El Maleficio" (The Butterfly's Evil Spell) premieres in Madrid

Sports History

Mar 24 Cuban chess champion José Raúl Capablanca wins 33-day Grand Chess Tournament

  • Mar 24 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns Belgian and Netherlands Wielingen Treaty
  • Mar 25 86th Grand National: 8/1 favourite Sprig wins; ridden by jockey Ted Leader, trained by his father Tom Leader
  • Mar 26 Alfred Hugenberg purchases German film company UFA
  • Mar 26 Gaumont-British Film Corporation forms
  • Mar 28 Majestic Theater opens at 245 W 44th St NYC
  • Mar 29 Henry Segrave races his Sunbeam to a record 203.79 mph at Daytona