Events in History in 1927

  • Jan 1 Communist uprising in West Java
  • 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 7 Harlem Globetrotters play their 1st game in Hinckley, Illinois
  • Jan 9 Fire in Laurier Palace cinema in Montreal, 78 children died
  • Jan 13 US & Mexico battle over oil interests
  • Jan 15 The 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
  • Jan 31 NL President John Heydler rules Rogers Hornsby can't hold stock in the Cardinals & play for the Giants
  • 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

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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
  • 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

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Mar 10 Bavaria lifts ban on Adolf Hitler's speeches

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 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 "El Maleficio" premieres in Madrid
  • Mar 24 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns Belgian & Netherland's 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 O D Seagrave races his Sunbeam to a record 203.79 mph at Daytona
  • Apr 1 1st automatic record changer introduced by His Master's Voice
  • Apr 3 Interstate Commerce Comm transfers Ohio to Eastern time zone
  • Apr 5 Johnny Weissmuller set records in 100 & 200 m free style
  • Apr 7 Using phone lines TV is sent from Washington, D.C. to NYC
  • Apr 11 Chilean general Carlos Ibáñez names himself president

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Apr 12 Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek begins counter revolution in Shanghai

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Apr 14 The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Apr 15 Switzerland & USSR agree to diplomatic relations
  • Apr 17 Japan's Wakarsoeki government falls, Baron Tanaka becomes premier
  • Apr 18 Chiang Kai-shek forms anti-government in China
  • Apr 19 "Vagabond King" opens in London
  • Apr 25 Spain routes 20,000 soldiers to Morocco (uprising Rifkabylen)
  • Apr 27 Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmery) created
  • Apr 29 Construction of Spirit of St Louis (the monoplane which Charles Lindburgh was to fly across the Atlantic) is completed
  • Apr 30 Princess Juliana gets seat in Dutch Council of State
  • May 1 1st British airliner to serve cooked meals (Imperial Airways)
  • May 2 International Economic Conference (52 countries including USSR) opens
  • May 2 Pulitzer prize awarded to Louis Bromfield (Early Autumn)
  • May 2 U.S. Supreme Court's "Buck v. Bell", permits forced sterilizations of various "unfits" by states' authorities where such surgeries are practiced for eugenic reasons
  • May 4 1st balloon flight over 40,000 feet (Scott Field, Illinois)
  • May 4 Nicaragua agrees to a US supervised presidential election in 1928
  • May 7 SF Municipal Airport (Mills Field) dedicated
  • May 7 Angelos Sikelianos organizes the first Delphic Festival in Delphi to celebrate the ancient Greek Delphic ideal.
  • May 9 Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia, and the Australian Parliament convenes there for the first time.
  • May 11 Louis B Mayer forms Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • May 13 "Black Friday" on Berlin Stock Exchange
  • May 14 Cap Arcona is launched at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg
  • May 14 The University of Chicago's local collegiate organization, Phi Sigma, becomes incorporated under Illinois law as Eta Sigma Phi, the National Honorary Classical Fraternity
  • May 16 US Supreme Court ruled bootleggers must pay income tax
  • May 17 U.S. Army aviation pioneer Major Harold Geiger dies in the crash of his Airco DH.4 de Havilland plane at Olmstead Field, Pennsylvania
  • May 18 "Slide Lake" in Gros Ventre, Wyoming, collapses
  • May 18 Ritz Hotel opens in Boston
  • May 18 Bath School Disaster, Bath MI. Andrew Kehoe blows up Bath Consolidated School killing 38 children, 2 teachers.

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May 20 At 7:40 AM, Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris, aboard Spirit of St Louis (1st non-stop flight)

  • May 20 Saudi Arabia becomes independent of Great Britain in the Treaty of Jeddah
  • May 21 Aviator Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, lands in Paris after the first solo air crossing of Atlantic
  • May 22 8.3 Nan-Shan earthquake strikes Tsinghai, China, over 40,900 killed

Historic InventionModel T

May 25 Henry Ford announces that he is ending production of the Model T Ford
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May 26 Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company produce the last (and 15th million) Model T Ford / Tin Lizzie

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • May 27 Japanese military intervention in Chinese civil war

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

May 27 Tomáš Masaryk re-elected President of Czechoslovakia for a second time

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • Jun 1 Peace Bridge between US and Canada opens
  • Jun 4 Johnny Weissmuller set swim records in 100-yard & 200-yard free-style
  • Jun 5 Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard & 200-yard free-style swim record
  • Jun 11 Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Jun 13 Ticker-tape parade welcomes Charles A Lindbergh to NYC

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jun 18 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000 m: 5:24.6

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Jun 26 Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke approaches within 0.0394 AUs of Earth
  • Jun 26 The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island
  • Jun 29 1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii
  • Jun 29 First test of Wallace Turnbull's controllable pitch propeller.
  • Jun 30 Augusto Cesar Sandino issues his Manifesto Politico
  • Jun 30 US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota closes
  • Jul 2 Jericho Earthquake in Palestine kills about 500

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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
  • Aug 7 Peace Bridge between US and Canada dedicated
  • Aug 7 US rum smuggler Horace Alderman kills 3
  • Aug 19 Metropolitan Sergius proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet state.
  • Aug 21 4th Pan-African Congress meets (NYC)
  • Aug 27 Parks College, America's oldest aviation school, opens
  • Sep 4 Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour
  • Sep 7 University of Minas Gerais founded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, by Governor Antônio Carlos
  • Sep 9 Tony Lazzeri Day at Yankee Stadium
  • Sep 11 After losing 21 in a row to NY, the Browns win their last meeting, 6-2
  • Sep 13 Yanks clinch pennant, Ruth hits 2 HRs (52 en route to 60)
  • Sep 13 Waite Hoyt became only 20 game winner of 1927 Yankees
  • Sep 17 Charles Lindbergh visits San Francisco
  • Sep 18 The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air. with 18 stations (and WOR as NYC affiliate)
  • Sep 22 Yanks Earle Coombs hits 3 triples
  • Sep 24 Yanks set record of 106 victories
  • Sep 29 Telephone service begins between US & Mexico
  • Sep 29 Tornado strikes St Louis Missouri, 85 die
  • Oct 4 Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mt. Rushmore (works on till 1941)
  • Oct 12 Hermann Goerner of Germany raises 24 men weighing 4,123 lbs on a plank with soles of his feet
  • Oct 23 Town of Netanya Israel founded by Nathan Strauss
  • Oct 27 Queen Wilhelmina opens Meuse-Waal Canal in Nijmegen
  • Oct 28 Josip Broz (Tito) begins 7 months jail sentence in Croatia
  • Oct 28 KLM-plane "Homing Pigeon" leaves Neth-Indies after 1st regular flight
  • Nov 3 22.3 cm rainfall at Somerset, Vermont (state record)
  • Nov 3 Tropical storm flooding kills 84 in Winooski River Valley, Vermont
  • Nov 9 Pastor of Have begins blessing of motorcars and motors
  • Nov 12 Notre Dame's Fighting Irish changes blue jerseys for green

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Nov 12 Leon Trotsky expelled from Soviet Communist Party, paving way for Joseph Stalin

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Nov 13 New York - New Jersey Holland Tunnel, 1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens
  • Nov 14 World's largest gas tank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, explodes; 28 die
  • Nov 17 Tornado hits Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 22 1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner, Wisconsin)
  • Nov 22 George Gershwin's "Funny Face" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 22 Neil Simon Theater (Alvin) opens at 250 W 52nd St NYC
  • Nov 22 Belgian government of Henri Jaspar falls
  • Dec 2 1st Model A Ford sold, for $385

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Dec 2 Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black announces to the Geological Society of China that the ancient human fossils from Zhoukoudian, China are a new species which he has named 'Sinanthropus pekinensis' (now known as 'Homo erectus')

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Paleoanthropologist
Davidson Black
  • Dec 4 Pirates Paul Waner wins NL MVP
  • Dec 14 Iraq gains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
  • Dec 15 William Edward Hickman kidnaps 12 year-old Marion Parker in Los Angeles, whom he later kills
  • Dec 17 US submarine S-4 sinks after collision killing all 34 aboard
  • Dec 17 Victoria score 793 against Queensland, Bill Ponsford 437
  • Dec 27 Philip Barry's "Paris Bound" premieres in NYC

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Dec 27 Stalin's faction wins All-Union Congress in USSR, Trotsky expelled

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky

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Dec 28 George Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Royal Family" premieres in NYC

Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
Moss Hart
  • Dec 30 Japan dedicates 1st subway in Orient (route under 2 miles long)
  • Dec 31 Ponsford scores 336 against SA, giving him 1146 for month