Friday 20 May 1927
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include José Artur and David Hedison.
Wings, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927
while Jalna by Mazo de la Roche was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Austregisilus
- Saint Lucifer
- Saint Theodore of Pavia
- Saint Bernardine of Siena
- East Timor National Day.
- Cameroon National Day.
- Saint Ivo of Chartres
- José Artur: French radio host, he presented his own program "Pop Club" from 1965 to 2005 on the national station France Inter.
- David Hedison: American actor.
- Gabriel Camps: French historian, founder of the Encyclopédie berbère and considered a prestigious scholar in Berber historical studies.
- [Harold] Bud Grant in Wisconsin: USA; Canadian Football League/NFL player/coach (Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Minnesota Vikings).
- David Hedison in Providence: Rhode Island, USA; actor (The Colbys, Voyage to Bottom of Sea).
- Jose Artur: France Actor.
- Bud Grant: American football player and coach.
- Franciszek Macharski: Polish Catholic cardinal.
- David Frederick Barlow: Composer.
- Walter Aschaffenburg: Composer.
- At 7:40 AM, Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross Atlantic for Paris
- At 07:52 Charles Lindbergh takes off from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New York, on the world's first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. He touched down at Le Bourget Field in Paris at 22:22 the next day.
- Treaty of Jedda: the United Kingdom recognizes the sovereignty of King Ibn Saud in the Kingdoms of Hejaz and Nejd, which later merge to become the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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