April 1927 calendar

April 1927

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1927.
The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Stanley Baldwin (Conservative), Pope Pius XI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1927: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1927?


  • 01 Apr 1927 U.S. Bureau of Prohibition founded (under Department of the Treasury).
  • 03 Apr 1927 Interstate Commerce Commission transfers Ohio to Eastern time zone.
  • 05 Apr 1927 Johnny Weissmuller set records in the 100- and 200-metre freestyle.
  • 07 Apr 1927 AT&T engineer Herbert Ives transmits the first long-distance public television broadcast (from Washington, D.C., to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover).
  • 09 Apr 1927 Italy and US anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti given death sentences.
  • 12 Apr 1927 Shanghai massacre of 1927: Chiang Kai-shek orders the Chinese Communist Party members executed in Shanghai, ending the First United Front.
  • 15 Apr 1927 Switzerland and the USSR agree to diplomatic relations
  • 18 Apr 1927 Chiang Kai-shek forms anti-government in China.
  • 19 Apr 1927 Vagabond King opens in London
  • 21 Apr 1927 A banking crisis hits Japan.
  • 22 Apr 1927 May 5 ampndash The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 strikes 700,000 people in the greatest natural disaster in American history at that time.
  • 23 Apr 1927 Turkey becomes the first country to celebrate Children's Day as a national holiday.
  • 25 Apr 1927 Spain routes 20,000 soldiers to Morocco (uprising Rifkabylen).
  • 27 Apr 1927 Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmerie) are created.
  • 29 Apr 1927 Construction of Spirit of St. Louis is completed
  • 30 Apr 1927 Princess Juliana gets seat in Dutch Council of State.
  • 12 Apr 1927 Rocksprings, Texas is hit by an F5 tornado that destroys 235 of the 247 buildings in the town, kills 72 townspeople and injures 205; third deadliest tornado in Texas history.


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