February 1927 in History

Events in History

  • 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
  • Feb 8 Belgian-Swiss treaty signed

Conference meetingConference of Interest

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

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • 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
  • Feb 16 Noel Coward's "Marquise" premieres in London
  • Feb 16 US restores diplomatic relations with Turkey
  • 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 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 Gdanks & Polish accord concerning traffic through Polish corridor

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 1 Galway Kinnell, American author (Body Rags, Book of Nightmares), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2014)
  • Feb 2 Friedrich K Flick, German industrialist
  • Feb 2 Richard Ray, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- ) [or Jan 2]
  • Feb 3 Joan Lowery Nixon, American writer (d. 2003)
  • Feb 3 Blas Ople, Filipino politician (d. 2003)
  • Feb 5 Ruth Fertel, American entrepreneur (d. 2002)
  • Feb 8 John T Myers, (Rep-R-IN, 1967- )
  • Feb 9 Donald Miller, CEO (Scottish Power)
  • Feb 9 Norman Adams, painter/ceramic sculptor
  • Feb 10 Jakov Lind, German/British author (Counting My Footsteps)
  • Feb 10 Nigel Bagnall, British field marshal
  • Feb 10 Viscount Cowdray, British financier/multi-millionaire
  • Feb 13 Harry Wich, Dutch set designer
  • Feb 15 Frank Dunlop, director (Edinburgh International Festival)
  • Feb 15 William Bentley, diplomat
  • Feb 18 John Warner, American politician (Sen-R-VA, 1979-2009) married Elizabeth Taylor, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 19 Rene Firino-Martell, cognac manufacturer
  • Feb 20 Roy Cohn, lawyer, "grand inquisitor" (for Sen Joseph McCarthy)

Person of interestHubert de Givenchy

Feb 21 Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion designer (Audrey Hepburn's LBD) and founder of Givenchy (1952), born in Beauvais, France (d. 2018)

Courtier and Fashion Designer Hubert de Givenchy
Courtier and Fashion Designer
Hubert de Givenchy
  • Feb 24 David Mourao-Ferreira, poet/politician
  • Feb 25 Rev. Bruce Ritter, Catholic priest and controversial founder of charity Covenant House, born in Trenton New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • Feb 26 Tom Kennedy, quiz host (You Don't Say, Name That Tune), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Feb 27 Lord Belhaven & Stenton
  • Feb 27 Michael Butler, Pro-Provost/chairman (Royal College of Art)
  • Feb 28 Bernard Frank, oriental scholar/writer
  • Feb 28 John Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 5 Inayat Khan, Indian sufi
  • Feb 13 Brooks Adams, US philosopher (New Empire), dies at 78
  • Feb 19 Georg Brandes, [Cohen], Danish literary-historian and critic, dies at 85