On This Day

Historical Events in November 1927

  • Nov 3 22.3 cm rainfall at Somerset, Vermont (state record)

Music Premiere

Nov 3 Rodgers & Hart's musical "Connecticut Yankee", based on Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court", opens at the Vanderbilt Theatre, NYC; runs for 421 performances

  • Nov 3 Tropical storm flooding kills 84 in Winooski River Valley, Vermont

PGA Championship

Nov 5 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Cedar Crest CC: Defending champion Walter Hagen beats Joe Turnesa 1-up to win his 4th straight PGA title

  • Nov 9 Pastor of Have begins blessing of motorcars and motors
  • Nov 12 Notre Dame's Fighting Irish changes blue jerseys for green

Historic Event

Nov 12 Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, paving the way for Joseph Stalin to consolidate complete power

  • Nov 13 New York - New Jersey Holland Tunnel, 1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens
  • Nov 14 World's largest gas tank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, explodes; 28 die
  • Nov 17 Tornado hits Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 22 1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner, Wisconsin)

Music Premiere

Nov 22 George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin's musical "Funny Face", starring Fred Astaire and his sister Adele Astaire, opens at the new Alvin Theatre, NYC; runs 244 performances

  • Nov 22 Neil Simon Theater (Alvin) opens at 250 W 52nd St NYC
  • Nov 22 Belgian government of Henri Jaspar falls but is reformed the same day
  • Nov 26 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Balmy Beach defeat Hamilton Tigers, 9-6 for their first of 2 Championships
  • Nov 28 J McHugh & D Fields' musical "Delmar's Revels" premieres in NYC