December 1927 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 2 1st Model A Ford sold, for $385

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Dec 2 Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black announces to the Geological Society of China that the ancient human fossils from Zhoukoudian, China are a new species which he has named 'Sinanthropus pekinensis' (now known as 'Homo erectus')

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Paleoanthropologist
Davidson Black
  • Dec 4 Pirates Paul Waner wins NL MVP
  • Dec 10 Grand Ole Opry makes its 1st radio broadcast, in Nashville, TN
  • Dec 14 Iraq gains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
  • Dec 15 William Edward Hickman kidnaps 12 year-old Marion Parker in Los Angeles, whom he later kills
  • Dec 17 US submarine S-4 sinks after collision killing all 34 aboard
  • Dec 17 Victoria score 793 against Queensland, Bill Ponsford 437
  • Dec 27 Philip Barry's "Paris Bound" premieres in NYC

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Dec 27 Stalin's faction wins All-Union Congress in USSR, Trotsky expelled

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky

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Dec 28 George Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Royal Family" premieres in NYC

Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
Moss Hart
  • Dec 30 Japan dedicates 1st subway in Orient (route under 2 miles long)
  • Dec 31 Ponsford scores 336 against SA, giving him 1146 for month

Birthdays in History


Person of interestBhumibol Adulyadej

Dec 5 Bhumibol Adulyadej [Rama IX], King of Thailand (1946-2016), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2016)

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • Dec 8 Vladimir Aleksandrovich Shatalov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 4, 8, 10)
  • Dec 8 Ferdie Pacheco, the "Fight Doctor"
  • Dec 11 John Buscema, American comics artist (d. 2002)
  • Dec 12 Robert Noyce, American inventor (d. 1990)
  • Dec 14 Jacobus G Rietkerk, Dutch internal minister (VVD) (1982-86)
  • Dec 16 G Randall P D Garrett, American sci-fi writer (Takeoff (too)!)
  • Dec 16 Peter [Malcolm] Dickinson, Zambia, sci-fi author (Heartsease)
  • Dec 18 Ramsey Clark, US attorney General (1967-69)
  • Dec 18 Sterling Lanier, American writer (Hiero's Journey)
  • Dec 18 Roméo LeBlanc, 25th Governor General of Canada
  • Dec 20 Kim Young-sam, politician and activist - President of South Korea (1993-98), born in Geoje (d. 2015)
  • Dec 24 Mary Higgins Clark, American suspense novelist (Cry in the Night, Stillwatch), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Dec 27 Antony Gardner, British politician
  • Dec 28 Anne Armstrong, US ambassador and first female counsel to the President, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 2008)
  • Dec 28 Simon Raven, English playwright/critic (Alms for Oblivion)
  • Dec 30 M Lawrence Antouin, college president (Emeritis)
  • Dec 31 Dieter Noll, German writer (Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt), born in Riesa, Saxony (d. 2008)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 1 Chinese political and military leader Chiang Kai-shek (40) weds Soong Mei-ling (28) in Shanghai

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Political Leader and First Lady of the Republic of China Soong Mei-ling
Chinese Political Leader and First Lady of the Republic of China
Soong Mei-ling

Deaths in History

  • Dec 14 Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotski, Russian mathematician (b. 1842)
  • Dec 25 Sergei D Sazonov, Russian Foreign minister (1910-16), dies at 66