July 1927 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 2 Jericho Earthquake in Palestine kills about 500

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 Sukarno and friends form the pro-Indonesian independence party, the PNI (Perserikatan Nasional Indonesia) in Batavia, Dutch East Indies

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • Jul 4 First flight of the Lockheed Vega.
  • Jul 9 William T Francis named US minister to Liberia
  • Jul 14 1st commercial airplane flight in Hawaii
  • Jul 15 Massacre in Vienna: 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police
  • Jul 16 Augusto Sandino begins 5½ year war against US occupation of Nicaragua
  • Jul 24 The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
  • Jul 27 Mel Ott, 18, hits his 1st league home run (inside the park)
  • Jul 29 1st iron lung installed (Bellevue hospital, NY)
  • Jul 29 Phil Mead scores his 100th 100, Hampshire v Northants

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 3 Ken Russell, England, director (Tommy, Altered States, Gothic)
  • Jul 3 William McMillan, moderator (Gen Assembly of Church of Scot) [or 1/29]
  • Jul 5 W M Diggelmann, writer
  • Jul 6 [Jan] Hein Donner, Dutch chess master
  • Jul 6 Alan Leslie "Fluff" Freeman, Australian-born British disc jockey and radio personality (Pick of the Pops), born in New South Wales, Australia (d. 2006)
  • Jul 7 Alan J Dixon, (Sen-D-IL, 1981- )
  • Jul 8 Maurice Hayes, Irish politician
  • Jul 10 David Dinkins, (1st African American Mayor-D- 1990-93), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 10 Grigory Barenblatt, Russian mathematician
  • Jul 12 Gualberto T Hernandez, perfect minister Netherlands Antilles
  • Jul 13 Karl I Pelgrom, Dutch sculptor
  • Jul 13 Simone Veil, President European parliament (France)
  • Jul 16 John Freeland, Legal advisor UK foreign office
  • Jul 16 Shirley Hughes, author and illustrator
  • Jul 18 Ludwig Harig, German writer, born in Sulzbach
  • Jul 19 Jan Myrdal, Swedish writer/journalist (Albania Defiant)
  • Jul 20 Anthony Cavendish, British MI 6 agent/banker
  • Jul 23 Al[fred] A McCandless, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
  • Jul 23 Elliot McKay See Jr, astronaut, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1966)
  • Jul 24 James J Howard, (Rep-D-NJ, 1965- )
  • Jul 25 Midge Decter, anti woman's lib (Liberated Woman...), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jul 25 Sadiq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani politician (d. 2000)
  • Jul 26 M H W Wells, CEO (Charterhouse Japhet)
  • Jul 27 Sat Mahajan, Indian politician
  • Jul 27 Allen Breed, USA, American inventor of the first automotive airbag sensor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 28 John Ashbery, American poet (Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2017)
  • Jul 29 Harry K V Mulisch, writer (Message to King Rat)
  • Jul 31 Walter Vogt, Swiss writer (Wüthrich) and psychiatrist, born in Zurich (d. 1988)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 27 British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (39) weds Elizabeth Carver in Chiswick, England

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery

Deaths in History

  • Jul 5 Albrecht Kossel, German physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1853)
  • Jul 7 Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (b. 1846)
  • Jul 10 Kevin O'Higgins, Irish Free State VP, assassinated
  • Jul 13 James E K Aggrey, Ghana/US theologist, dies
  • Jul 20 Ferdinand I VAM, King of Romania (1914-27), dies at 61
  • Jul 23 Saad Zaghlul, Egyptian parliament chairman, dies at 74
  • Jul 24 Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (b. 1892)
  • Jul 25 Matilde Serao, [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne), dies
  • Jul 30 Robert Marquies de Flers, French writer (Monsieur Bretonneau), dies