On This Day

May 11, 1927 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Louis B Mayer forms Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Birthdays in History

  • Anthony Hollis, British High Court Judge, (d. 2003)
  • Gene Savoy, American author, explorer, scholar and cleric (d. 2007)
  • Zilpha Keatly Snyder, American sci-fi author (Headless Cupid)

Deaths in History

  • Henry Martyn Robert, American soldier and parliamentarian (Robert's Rules of Order), dies at 90
  • Juan Gris, Spanish cubist painter, dies at 40