March 1927 in History

Events in History

Event of Interest

Mar 1 Bank of Italy (later Bank of America) becomes an American National Bank

  • Mar 5 1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property
  • Mar 7 Earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale strikes Tango, Japan
  • Mar 8 Pan American Airlines incorporates
  • Mar 10 Albania mobilizes due to threats from the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes

Event of Interest

Mar 10 Bavaria lifts ban on Adolf Hitler's speeches

  • Mar 11 1st armored commercial car hold-up in US, Pittsburgh
  • Mar 11 1st golden gloves tournament
  • Mar 11 Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens famous Roxy Theater (NYC)
  • Mar 17 US government doesn't sign League of Nations disarmament treaty
  • Mar 19 Bloody battles between communists & Nazis in Berlin
  • Mar 21 Guomindang Army conquers Shanghai as British marines flee
  • Mar 22 Federico Garcia Lorca's first play "El Maleficio" (The Butterfly's Evil Spell) premieres in Madrid
  • Mar 24 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns Belgian and Netherlands Wielingen Treaty
  • Mar 26 Alfred Hugenberg purchases German film company UFA
  • Mar 26 Gaumont-British Film Corporation forms
  • Mar 28 Majestic Theater opens at 245 W 44th St NYC
  • Mar 29 Henry Segrave races his Sunbeam to a record 203.79 mph at Daytona

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Robert Bork, American lawyer, government official (US Solicitor General, 1973-77), jurist (US Court of Appeals, 1982-88), rejected Supreme Court nominee (1987), and professor (Yale), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Mar 3 Charles O. Whitley, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1977-87), born in Siler City, North Carolina (d. 2002)
  • Mar 3 Frank Singleton, librarian
  • Mar 3 Pierre Aubert, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • Mar 3 William Kurelek, Canadian artist and writer (The Maze, Passion of Christ series), born near Whitford, Alberta (d. 1977)
  • Mar 4 Philip Batt, American politician, 29th Governor of Idaho, born in Wilder, Idaho
  • Mar 4 Robert Orben, American magician
  • Mar 4 Syd Fischer, Australian yachtsman (Fastnet Race 1971, World C'hip One Ton Cup 1971, Round State Race Hawaii 1980; 2 x Sydney-Hobart Line honours), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2023)
  • Mar 6 John Fairchild, CEO (Fairchild publishing), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Mar 6 Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr, Shawnee Oklahoma, USAF/astronaut (Mer 9, Gem 5)
  • Mar 7 Henri Landwirth, Belgian-American hotel owner and philanthropist
  • Mar 7 Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and teacher (d. 2006)
  • Mar 8 Stanisław Kania, Polish politician
  • Mar 10 Paul Wunderlich, German lithographer/painter/sculptor
  • Mar 11 Alan Betts, emeritus professor (Royal Veterinary College)
  • Mar 11 Raymond Jackson [Jaki], British cartoonist
  • Mar 11 Robert Mosbacher, US politician(?)
  • Mar 11 Ron Todd, British trade unionist
  • Mar 12 Raúl Alfonsín, President of Argentina (1983-89), born in Chascomús, Buenos Aires (d. 2009)
  • Mar 13 Charles Sickman Corsen, Dutch Antillean poet, born in Curacao, Costa Rica (d. 1994)
  • Mar 13 Robert Denning, American interior designer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Mar 14 Joop Wolff, Dutch editor (Truth) and politician (CPN)
  • Mar 15 Philip Vincent Belloc Jebb, architect
  • Mar 16 Daniel Patrick Moynihan, US ambassador to UN/(Sen-D-NY, 1977- )
  • Mar 16 Vladimir Komarov, Soviet cosmonaut (Voshkod I, Soyuz 1) and the 1st human to die in a space flight, born in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union (d. 1967)
  • Mar 17 Nancy Sheehan, writer
  • Mar 17 Roberto Suazo Córdova, President of Honduras (1982-86), born in La Paz, Honduras (d. 2018)
  • Mar 18 Lillian Vernon, founder and CEO of the Lillian Vernon Corporation (first company listed on US stock exchange started by a woman), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 2015)
  • Mar 21 Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German Minister of Foreign Affairs (FDP), worked to re-unify Germany, born in Reideburg (d. 2016)

Martin WalserMartin Walser (96 years old)

Mar 24 German writer, born in Wasserburg am Bodensee

  • Mar 27 Anthony Lewis, American columnist (NY Times) and author (Gideon's Trumpet), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2013)
  • Mar 27 Lord Fanshawe of Richmond [Anthony Henry Fanshawe Royle], Conservative MP for Richmond (1959-83) (d. 2001)
  • Mar 27 Mo Ostin [Ostrofsky], American record company executive (Verve; Reprise; Warner Bros,; Dreamworks), born in New York City (d. 2022)
  • Mar 28 Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (Simon and the Oaks), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • Mar 29 Arthur Ravenel Jr, American businessman and politician (Rep-R-South Carolina), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Mar 29 Donald Ross, Lord Ross, Scottish judge, born in Dundee, Scotland
  • Mar 29 John McLaughlin, American TV commentator (McLaughlin Group) and Nixon aide, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2016)
  • Mar 29 John R. Vane, English pharmacologist (Nobel 1982), born in Tardebigg, Worcestershire (d. 2004)
  • Mar 30 Robert Armstrong [Lord Armstrong of Ilminster], British peer and civil servant (Spycatcher trial), born in Headington, England (d. 2020)

Cesar ChavezCesar Chavez (1927-1993)

Mar 31 American farm labor leader (United Farm Workers), born in Yuma, Arizona


Divorces in History

  • Mar 10 American "The Sun Also Rises" novelist Ernest Hemingway (27) and 1st wife Elizabeth Hadley Richardson (35) divorce after 6 years of marriage

Deaths in History

  • Mar 3 Mikhail Artsybashev, Russian writer (b. 1878)
  • Mar 4 Ira Remsen American chemist (b. 1846)
  • Mar 5 Franz Mertens, German mathematician (b. 1840)
  • Mar 12 Arthur Bernard Deacon, British anthropologist (Malekula: A Vanishing People in the New Hebrides), dies of blackwater fever (b. 1903)
  • Mar 23 Paul César Helleu, French artist (b. 1859)