January 1927 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Communist uprising in West Java

Gregory Conquers Julius Caesar

Jan 1 Turkey adopts the Gregorian calendar: December 18, 1926 (Julian), is immediately followed by January 1, 1927 (Gregorian).

  • Jan 6 US marines return to Nicaragua
  • Jan 7 Commercial transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between New York & London
  • Jan 9 Fire in Laurier Palace cinema in Montreal, 78 children died
  • Jan 13 US & Mexico battle over oil interests

Historic Event

Jan 15 Tennessee Supreme Court overturns (on a technicality) John T. Scopes' guilty verdict for teaching evolution, but the law itself remains in force

  • Jan 19 British government decides to send troops to China
  • Jan 28 Serbian-Croatian-Slavic government of Oezonowitsj falls
  • Jan 29 4th German government of Marx forms
  • Jan 30 Left wins national election in Thuringen
  • Jan 31 Internationall allied military command in Germany disbands

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Maurice Béjart, French choreographer (d. 2007)

Vernon L. SmithVernon L. Smith (95 years old)

Jan 1 American economist and Nobel laureate, born in Wichita, Kansas

  • Jan 1 Yuri Grigorovich, Leningrad, choreographer
  • Jan 2 David Herbert, publisher
  • Jan 4 Paul Desmarais, Canadian businessman
  • Jan 6 Jesse Leonard Steinfeld, 11th US Surgeon General (1969-73), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Jan 8 Charles Tomlinson, British poet & translator, born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 2015)
  • Jan 10 Otto Stich, Swiss politician, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 2012)
  • Jan 13 Brock Adams, American politician (d. 2004)
  • Jan 13 Sydney Brenner, South African biologist known for his contributions on the genetic code and molecular biology (Nobel Laureate 2002), born in Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa
  • Jan 14 John Mallard, English medical physicist (developed MRI and PET scans), born in Northampton, England (d. 2021)
  • Jan 17 Dr Tom Dooley, American humanitarian (d. 1961)
  • Jan 18 Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player, born in Mylapore, Chennai, India (d. 1990)
  • Jan 20 Geoffrey Atkins, British World Champion racket player (1954-72)
  • Jan 20 Olivier Strebelle, Belgian sculptor, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2017)
  • Jan 23 Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur & explorer, born in Solna Municipality, Sweden (d. 1994)
  • Jan 24 Paula Hawkins, American politician (Sen-R-FL, 1981-86), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2009)
  • Jan 24 Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet, British aristocrat (d. 2007)
  • Jan 25 Seung Sahn, Korean zen teacher (Korean line), born in North Korea (d. 2004)
  • Jan 26 José Azcona del Hoyo, President of Honduras (1986-90), born in La Ceiba, Honduras (d. 2005)
  • Jan 28 Anthony Garner, director (Conservative Central Office)
  • Jan 28 J D Hughes, Principal (Ruskin College-Oxford)
  • Jan 29 Edward Abbey, American author and environmentalist (Desert Solitaire), born in Indiana, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)

Olof PalmeOlof Palme (1927-1986)

Jan 30 Prime Minister of Sweden (1969-76, 1982-86) assassinated, born in Stockholm, Sweden

Lorraine WarrenLorraine Warren (1927-2019)

Jan 31 American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting), born in Monroe, Connecticut


Deaths in History

  • Jan 3 Carle David Tolmé Runge, German mathematician and physicist, dies at 70
  • Jan 9 Houston Stewart Chamberlain, British-German philosopher (wrote works about political philosophy and natural science), dies at 71
  • Jan 11 Andrzej Gawroński, Polish Indologist and scholar, dies at 41

Juliette Gordon LowJuliette Gordon Low (1860-1927)

Jan 17 American activist and founder of the Girl Scouts of America, dies of breast cancer at 66

  • Jan 19 Carlota of Mexico, princess of Belgium and empress consort of Mexico (1864-67), dies at 86
  • Jan 21 Floris H Verster, Dutch painter/cartoonist/etcher, dies at 65
  • Jan 22 John McCausland, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 90
  • Jan 27 Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis-Matulevičius (Matulewicz), Lithuanian bishop
  • Jan 27 Georgios Grivas, Cyprus-born general in the Greek Army