December 1927 calendar

December 1927

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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 December 1927: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1927?


  • 02 Dec 1927 1st Model A Fords sold, for $385
  • 04 Dec 1927 Duke Ellington opens at Cotton Club in Harlem
  • 10 Dec 1927 "Grand Ole Opry" makes its first radio broadcast, in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • 11 Dec 1927 Guangzhou Uprising: Communist militia and worker Red Guards launch an uprising in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, taking over most of the city and announcing the formation of a Guangzhou Soviet.
  • 14 Dec 1927 Iraq gains independence from Britain, but British troops remain.
  • 15 Dec 1927 Ed Hickman kidnaps child he later beheads
  • 17 Dec 1927 Victoria scores 793 in cricket against Queensland, Bill Ponsford scores 437.
  • 19 Dec 1927 3 Indian Revolutionaries viz Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil, Thakur Roshan Singh and Ashfaqulla Khan were executed by the British Empire 4th Rajendra Nath Lahiri had been executed two day's before i.e. on December 17
  • 25 Dec 1927 The Vietnamese Nationalist Party is founded.
  • 27 Dec 1927 Kern and Hammerstein's musical play, ''Show Boat'', based on Edna Ferber's novel, opens on Broadway and then goes on to become the first great classic of the American musical theater.
  • 30 Dec 1927 Japan dedicates first subway in the Orient (route under two miles long).
  • 31 Dec 1927 Ponsford scores 336 against SA, giving him 1146 for month
  • 17 Dec 1927 Indian revolutionary Rajendra Lahiri is hanged in Gonda jail, Uttar Pradesh, India, two days before the scheduled date.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in December 1927?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Dancing Tambourine
  2. - The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
  3. - The Soldier's Sweetheart
  4. - My Blue Heaven
  5. - Diane (I'm In Heaven When I See You Smile)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?