Explore what happened in1927

1927

1927, well into the “Roaring Twenties,” was all about pushing boundaries – especially in technology.

1927

This was the year that the first transatlantic telephone call was made, via radio, from New York City to London. The first “talkie” film premiered this year as well. The Jazz Singer was the first feature-length film with synchronized sound and was a tremendous hit, although the era of silent films would continue for a few more years.

In perhaps one of the most significant events early on in the 20th Century, Charles Lindbergh became the first person to pilot an aircraft, solo, on a nonstop transatlantic flight. The flight from New York City to Paris, in an aircraft called the Spirit of St. Louis, took over 33 hours to complete.

There were some major developments in the field of literature as well. This was the year that T.S. Eliot published his famous poem, “Journey of the Magi” and it was also the year that he became a British citizen. Another famous writer also made a move to Britain this year. Eric Blair, later to become known as George Orwell, resigned his post with the Imperial Police in Burma and moved to London to become a writer.

In film, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded this year and Fritz Lang’s Metropolis premiered in Germany. 1927 was also the year that the popular film, It, premiered. Starring Clara Bow, the film sparked the origin of the term “It Girl.”

In a notable political development in April of 1927, the Royal and Parliamentary Titles Act of 1927 renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, acknowledging that the Irish Free State was no longer part of the Kingdom. King George V would formally change his title to reflect this change as well in a separate proclamation in May.

Discover how Virginia, USA looked like in 1927

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

Echa un vistazo a los periódicos antiguos desde el 1927 y obténlos!

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

The Red Mill

Directed by: William Goodrich

Starring: Marion Davies, Owen Moore, Louise Fazenda

Country: United States

More info

It

Directed by: Clarence G. Badger

Starring: Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno, William Austin

Country: United States

More info

The Beloved Rogue

Directed by: Alan Crosland

Starring: John Barrymore, Conrad Veidt, Marceline Day

Country: United States

More info

Long Pants

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Harry Langdon, Gladys Brockwell, Alan Roscoe

Country: United States

More info

Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1927 ?

Elmer Gantry

By: Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis’ world-famous satire of religious hypocrisy and the excesses of the Roaring ʼ20s. Universally recognized as a landmark in American literature, Elmer Gantry scandalized readers when it was first published, causing Sinclair Lewis to be “invited” to a jail ...

More info

The Plutocrat

By: Booth Tarkington

1927. Although his first book was about English romance, Newton Booth Tarkington, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, for The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams, came to be known for his comical (and almost cynical) style of the Lost Generation that ...

More info

Doomsday

By: Warwick Deeping

1927. Warwick, a best-selling novelist in both Europe and America in the 1920s and 1930s, became a household name in the years following the publication of Sorrell and Son.

More info

Sorrell and Son

By: Warwick Deeping

Set in England in the 1920's the story is about a father's love, devotion and sacrifice for his beloved son. Captain Sorrell returns from the war to find his wife has left him with sole responsibility for their son Kit.

More info

Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1927 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. Robert
  2. John
  3. James
  4. William
  5. Charles
  6. Richard
  7. George
  8. Donald
  9. Joseph
  10. Edward
Top #10 female names
  1. Mary
  2. Dorothy
  3. Betty
  4. Helen
  5. Margaret
  6. Ruth
  7. Doris
  8. Virginia
  9. Shirley
  10. Barbara

What happened in each day of 1927

Click on the dates below to find out what the world looked like in each day of 1927

JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
01 Jan 1927 01 Feb 1927 01 Mar 1927 01 Apr 1927 01 May 1927 01 Jun 1927
02 Jan 1927 02 Feb 1927 02 Mar 1927 02 Apr 1927 02 May 1927 02 Jun 1927
03 Jan 1927 03 Feb 1927 03 Mar 1927 03 Apr 1927 03 May 1927 03 Jun 1927
04 Jan 1927 04 Feb 1927 04 Mar 1927 04 Apr 1927 04 May 1927 04 Jun 1927
05 Jan 1927 05 Feb 1927 05 Mar 1927 05 Apr 1927 05 May 1927 05 Jun 1927
06 Jan 1927 06 Feb 1927 06 Mar 1927 06 Apr 1927 06 May 1927 06 Jun 1927
07 Jan 1927 07 Feb 1927 07 Mar 1927 07 Apr 1927 07 May 1927 07 Jun 1927
08 Jan 1927 08 Feb 1927 08 Mar 1927 08 Apr 1927 08 May 1927 08 Jun 1927
09 Jan 1927 09 Feb 1927 09 Mar 1927 09 Apr 1927 09 May 1927 09 Jun 1927
10 Jan 1927 10 Feb 1927 10 Mar 1927 10 Apr 1927 10 May 1927 10 Jun 1927
11 Jan 1927 11 Feb 1927 11 Mar 1927 11 Apr 1927 11 May 1927 11 Jun 1927
12 Jan 1927 12 Feb 1927 12 Mar 1927 12 Apr 1927 12 May 1927 12 Jun 1927
13 Jan 1927 13 Feb 1927 13 Mar 1927 13 Apr 1927 13 May 1927 13 Jun 1927
14 Jan 1927 14 Feb 1927 14 Mar 1927 14 Apr 1927 14 May 1927 14 Jun 1927
15 Jan 1927 15 Feb 1927 15 Mar 1927 15 Apr 1927 15 May 1927 15 Jun 1927
16 Jan 1927 16 Feb 1927 16 Mar 1927 16 Apr 1927 16 May 1927 16 Jun 1927
17 Jan 1927 17 Feb 1927 17 Mar 1927 17 Apr 1927 17 May 1927 17 Jun 1927
18 Jan 1927 18 Feb 1927 18 Mar 1927 18 Apr 1927 18 May 1927 18 Jun 1927
19 Jan 1927 19 Feb 1927 19 Mar 1927 19 Apr 1927 19 May 1927 19 Jun 1927
20 Jan 1927 20 Feb 1927 20 Mar 1927 20 Apr 1927 20 May 1927 20 Jun 1927
21 Jan 1927 21 Feb 1927 21 Mar 1927 21 Apr 1927 21 May 1927 21 Jun 1927
22 Jan 1927 22 Feb 1927 22 Mar 1927 22 Apr 1927 22 May 1927 22 Jun 1927
23 Jan 1927 23 Feb 1927 23 Mar 1927 23 Apr 1927 23 May 1927 23 Jun 1927
24 Jan 1927 24 Feb 1927 24 Mar 1927 24 Apr 1927 24 May 1927 24 Jun 1927
25 Jan 1927 25 Feb 1927 25 Mar 1927 25 Apr 1927 25 May 1927 25 Jun 1927
26 Jan 1927 26 Feb 1927 26 Mar 1927 26 Apr 1927 26 May 1927 26 Jun 1927
27 Jan 1927 27 Feb 1927 27 Mar 1927 27 Apr 1927 27 May 1927 27 Jun 1927
28 Jan 1927 28 Feb 1927 28 Mar 1927 28 Apr 1927 28 May 1927 28 Jun 1927
29 Jan 1927 29 Mar 1927 29 Apr 1927 29 May 1927 29 Jun 1927
30 Jan 1927 30 Mar 1927 30 Apr 1927 30 May 1927 30 Jun 1927
31 Jan 1927 31 Mar 1927 31 May 1927
JulyAugustSeptemberOctober
01 Jul 1927 01 Aug 1927 01 Sep 1927 01 Oct 1927
02 Jul 1927 02 Aug 1927 02 Sep 1927 02 Oct 1927
03 Jul 1927 03 Aug 1927 03 Sep 1927 03 Oct 1927
04 Jul 1927 04 Aug 1927 04 Sep 1927 04 Oct 1927
05 Jul 1927 05 Aug 1927 05 Sep 1927 05 Oct 1927
06 Jul 1927 06 Aug 1927 06 Sep 1927 06 Oct 1927
07 Jul 1927 07 Aug 1927 07 Sep 1927 07 Oct 1927
08 Jul 1927 08 Aug 1927 08 Sep 1927 08 Oct 1927
09 Jul 1927 09 Aug 1927 09 Sep 1927 09 Oct 1927
10 Jul 1927 10 Aug 1927 10 Sep 1927 10 Oct 1927
11 Jul 1927 11 Aug 1927 11 Sep 1927 11 Oct 1927
12 Jul 1927 12 Aug 1927 12 Sep 1927 12 Oct 1927
13 Jul 1927 13 Aug 1927 13 Sep 1927 13 Oct 1927
14 Jul 1927 14 Aug 1927 14 Sep 1927 14 Oct 1927
15 Jul 1927 15 Aug 1927 15 Sep 1927 15 Oct 1927
16 Jul 1927 16 Aug 1927 16 Sep 1927 16 Oct 1927
17 Jul 1927 17 Aug 1927 17 Sep 1927 17 Oct 1927
18 Jul 1927 18 Aug 1927 18 Sep 1927 18 Oct 1927
19 Jul 1927 19 Aug 1927 19 Sep 1927 19 Oct 1927
20 Jul 1927 20 Aug 1927 20 Sep 1927 20 Oct 1927
21 Jul 1927 21 Aug 1927 21 Sep 1927 21 Oct 1927
22 Jul 1927 22 Aug 1927 22 Sep 1927 22 Oct 1927
23 Jul 1927 23 Aug 1927 23 Sep 1927 23 Oct 1927
24 Jul 1927 24 Aug 1927 24 Sep 1927 24 Oct 1927
25 Jul 1927 25 Aug 1927 25 Sep 1927 25 Oct 1927
26 Jul 1927 26 Aug 1927 26 Sep 1927 26 Oct 1927
27 Jul 1927 27 Aug 1927 27 Sep 1927 27 Oct 1927
28 Jul 1927 28 Aug 1927 28 Sep 1927 28 Oct 1927
29 Jul 1927 29 Aug 1927 29 Sep 1927 29 Oct 1927
30 Jul 1927 30 Aug 1927 30 Sep 1927 30 Oct 1927
31 Jul 1927 31 Aug 1927 31 Oct 1927
NovemberDecember
01 Nov 1927 01 Dec 1927
02 Nov 1927 02 Dec 1927
03 Nov 1927 03 Dec 1927
04 Nov 1927 04 Dec 1927
05 Nov 1927 05 Dec 1927
06 Nov 1927 06 Dec 1927
07 Nov 1927 07 Dec 1927
08 Nov 1927 08 Dec 1927
09 Nov 1927 09 Dec 1927
10 Nov 1927 10 Dec 1927
11 Nov 1927 11 Dec 1927
12 Nov 1927 12 Dec 1927
13 Nov 1927 13 Dec 1927
14 Nov 1927 14 Dec 1927
15 Nov 1927 15 Dec 1927
16 Nov 1927 16 Dec 1927
17 Nov 1927 17 Dec 1927
18 Nov 1927 18 Dec 1927
19 Nov 1927 19 Dec 1927
20 Nov 1927 20 Dec 1927
21 Nov 1927 21 Dec 1927
22 Nov 1927 22 Dec 1927
23 Nov 1927 23 Dec 1927
24 Nov 1927 24 Dec 1927
25 Nov 1927 25 Dec 1927
26 Nov 1927 26 Dec 1927
27 Nov 1927 27 Dec 1927
28 Nov 1927 28 Dec 1927
29 Nov 1927 29 Dec 1927
30 Nov 1927 30 Dec 1927
31 Dec 1927

Qué pasó cada día del 1927

EneroFebreroMarzoAbrilMayoJunio
01 Ene 1927 01 Feb 1927 01 Mar 1927 01 Abr 1927 01 May 1927 01 Jun 1927
02 Ene 1927 02 Feb 1927 02 Mar 1927 02 Abr 1927 02 May 1927 02 Jun 1927
03 Ene 1927 03 Feb 1927 03 Mar 1927 03 Abr 1927 03 May 1927 03 Jun 1927
04 Ene 1927 04 Feb 1927 04 Mar 1927 04 Abr 1927 04 May 1927 04 Jun 1927
05 Ene 1927 05 Feb 1927 05 Mar 1927 05 Abr 1927 05 May 1927 05 Jun 1927
06 Ene 1927 06 Feb 1927 06 Mar 1927 06 Abr 1927 06 May 1927 06 Jun 1927
07 Ene 1927 07 Feb 1927 07 Mar 1927 07 Abr 1927 07 May 1927 07 Jun 1927
08 Ene 1927 08 Feb 1927 08 Mar 1927 08 Abr 1927 08 May 1927 08 Jun 1927
09 Ene 1927 09 Feb 1927 09 Mar 1927 09 Abr 1927 09 May 1927 09 Jun 1927
10 Ene 1927 10 Feb 1927 10 Mar 1927 10 Abr 1927 10 May 1927 10 Jun 1927
11 Ene 1927 11 Feb 1927 11 Mar 1927 11 Abr 1927 11 May 1927 11 Jun 1927
12 Ene 1927 12 Feb 1927 12 Mar 1927 12 Abr 1927 12 May 1927 12 Jun 1927
13 Ene 1927 13 Feb 1927 13 Mar 1927 13 Abr 1927 13 May 1927 13 Jun 1927
14 Ene 1927 14 Feb 1927 14 Mar 1927 14 Abr 1927 14 May 1927 14 Jun 1927
15 Ene 1927 15 Feb 1927 15 Mar 1927 15 Abr 1927 15 May 1927 15 Jun 1927
16 Ene 1927 16 Feb 1927 16 Mar 1927 16 Abr 1927 16 May 1927 16 Jun 1927
17 Ene 1927 17 Feb 1927 17 Mar 1927 17 Abr 1927 17 May 1927 17 Jun 1927
18 Ene 1927 18 Feb 1927 18 Mar 1927 18 Abr 1927 18 May 1927 18 Jun 1927
19 Ene 1927 19 Feb 1927 19 Mar 1927 19 Abr 1927 19 May 1927 19 Jun 1927
20 Ene 1927 20 Feb 1927 20 Mar 1927 20 Abr 1927 20 May 1927 20 Jun 1927
21 Ene 1927 21 Feb 1927 21 Mar 1927 21 Abr 1927 21 May 1927 21 Jun 1927
22 Ene 1927 22 Feb 1927 22 Mar 1927 22 Abr 1927 22 May 1927 22 Jun 1927
23 Ene 1927 23 Feb 1927 23 Mar 1927 23 Abr 1927 23 May 1927 23 Jun 1927
24 Ene 1927 24 Feb 1927 24 Mar 1927 24 Abr 1927 24 May 1927 24 Jun 1927
25 Ene 1927 25 Feb 1927 25 Mar 1927 25 Abr 1927 25 May 1927 25 Jun 1927
26 Ene 1927 26 Feb 1927 26 Mar 1927 26 Abr 1927 26 May 1927 26 Jun 1927
27 Ene 1927 27 Feb 1927 27 Mar 1927 27 Abr 1927 27 May 1927 27 Jun 1927
28 Ene 1927 28 Feb 1927 28 Mar 1927 28 Abr 1927 28 May 1927 28 Jun 1927
29 Ene 1927 29 Mar 1927 29 Abr 1927 29 May 1927 29 Jun 1927
30 Ene 1927 30 Mar 1927 30 Abr 1927 30 May 1927 30 Jun 1927
31 Ene 1927 31 Mar 1927 31 May 1927
JulioAgostoSeptiembreOctubre
01 Jul 1927 01 Ago 1927 01 Sep 1927 01 Oct 1927
02 Jul 1927 02 Ago 1927 02 Sep 1927 02 Oct 1927
03 Jul 1927 03 Ago 1927 03 Sep 1927 03 Oct 1927
04 Jul 1927 04 Ago 1927 04 Sep 1927 04 Oct 1927
05 Jul 1927 05 Ago 1927 05 Sep 1927 05 Oct 1927
06 Jul 1927 06 Ago 1927 06 Sep 1927 06 Oct 1927
07 Jul 1927 07 Ago 1927 07 Sep 1927 07 Oct 1927
08 Jul 1927 08 Ago 1927 08 Sep 1927 08 Oct 1927
09 Jul 1927 09 Ago 1927 09 Sep 1927 09 Oct 1927
10 Jul 1927 10 Ago 1927 10 Sep 1927 10 Oct 1927
11 Jul 1927 11 Ago 1927 11 Sep 1927 11 Oct 1927
12 Jul 1927 12 Ago 1927 12 Sep 1927 12 Oct 1927
13 Jul 1927 13 Ago 1927 13 Sep 1927 13 Oct 1927
14 Jul 1927 14 Ago 1927 14 Sep 1927 14 Oct 1927
15 Jul 1927 15 Ago 1927 15 Sep 1927 15 Oct 1927
16 Jul 1927 16 Ago 1927 16 Sep 1927 16 Oct 1927
17 Jul 1927 17 Ago 1927 17 Sep 1927 17 Oct 1927
18 Jul 1927 18 Ago 1927 18 Sep 1927 18 Oct 1927
19 Jul 1927 19 Ago 1927 19 Sep 1927 19 Oct 1927
20 Jul 1927 20 Ago 1927 20 Sep 1927 20 Oct 1927
21 Jul 1927 21 Ago 1927 21 Sep 1927 21 Oct 1927
22 Jul 1927 22 Ago 1927 22 Sep 1927 22 Oct 1927
23 Jul 1927 23 Ago 1927 23 Sep 1927 23 Oct 1927
24 Jul 1927 24 Ago 1927 24 Sep 1927 24 Oct 1927
25 Jul 1927 25 Ago 1927 25 Sep 1927 25 Oct 1927
26 Jul 1927 26 Ago 1927 26 Sep 1927 26 Oct 1927
27 Jul 1927 27 Ago 1927 27 Sep 1927 27 Oct 1927
28 Jul 1927 28 Ago 1927 28 Sep 1927 28 Oct 1927
29 Jul 1927 29 Ago 1927 29 Sep 1927 29 Oct 1927
30 Jul 1927 30 Ago 1927 30 Sep 1927 30 Oct 1927
31 Jul 1927 31 Ago 1927 31 Oct 1927
NoviembreDiciembre
01 Nov 1927 01 Dic 1927
02 Nov 1927 02 Dic 1927
03 Nov 1927 03 Dic 1927
04 Nov 1927 04 Dic 1927
05 Nov 1927 05 Dic 1927
06 Nov 1927 06 Dic 1927
07 Nov 1927 07 Dic 1927
08 Nov 1927 08 Dic 1927
09 Nov 1927 09 Dic 1927
10 Nov 1927 10 Dic 1927
11 Nov 1927 11 Dic 1927
12 Nov 1927 12 Dic 1927
13 Nov 1927 13 Dic 1927
14 Nov 1927 14 Dic 1927
15 Nov 1927 15 Dic 1927
16 Nov 1927 16 Dic 1927
17 Nov 1927 17 Dic 1927
18 Nov 1927 18 Dic 1927
19 Nov 1927 19 Dic 1927
20 Nov 1927 20 Dic 1927
21 Nov 1927 21 Dic 1927
22 Nov 1927 22 Dic 1927
23 Nov 1927 23 Dic 1927
24 Nov 1927 24 Dic 1927
25 Nov 1927 25 Dic 1927
26 Nov 1927 26 Dic 1927
27 Nov 1927 27 Dic 1927
28 Nov 1927 28 Dic 1927
29 Nov 1927 29 Dic 1927
30 Nov 1927 30 Dic 1927
31 Dic 1927

Tell the world why 1927 is such a special year for you!