May 1927 calendar

May 1927

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1927?


  • 01 May 1927 1st British airliner to serve cooked meals (Imperial Airways)
  • 02 May 1927 Pulitzer prize awarded to Louis Bromfield (Early Autumn)
  • 04 May 1927 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences forms
  • 05 May 1927 The novel ''To the Lighthouse'' was finished by Virginia Woolf.
  • 07 May 1927 San Francisco Municipal Airport (Mills Field) dedicated.
  • 08 May 1927 Attempting to make the first non-stop transatlantic flight from Paris to New York, French war heroes Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli disappeared after taking off aboard The White Bird biplane.
  • 09 May 1927 Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia
  • 11 May 1927 Belgium beats England 9-1 in soccer
  • 12 May 1927 The British police raid the office of the Soviet trade delegation.
  • 13 May 1927 VVOG soccer team forms in Harderwijk
  • 14 May 1927 53rd Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee aboard Whiskery wins in 2:06.
  • 16 May 1927 New York Yankees' player Bob Meusel steals second, third and home.
  • 17 May 1927 Chicago Cubs beat Boston Braves, 4-3, in 22 innings
  • 18 May 1927 Ritz Hotel opens in Boston
  • 20 May 1927 At 7:40 AM, Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross Atlantic for Paris
  • 21 May 1927 Lindburgh lands in Paris, after 1st solo air crossing of Atlantic
  • 22 May 1927 Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4
  • 23 May 1927 Nearly 600 members of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers viewed a live demonstration of television at the Bell Telephone Building in New York City. This is just over a year after John Logie Baird of Scotland first demonstrated a ''mechanical television system'' to the members of the Royal Society in London.
  • 24 May 1927 Britain severs diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union because of revelations of espionage and underground agitation.
  • 25 May 1927 Henry Ford stops producing Model T car (begins Model A)
  • 26 May 1927 Ford Motor Company manufactures its 15 millionth Model T automobile.
  • 27 May 1927 Japanese military intervention in Chinese civil war
  • 30 May 1927 Walter Johnson records 113th and last shutout of his career.
  • 31 May 1927 Ford Motor Company produces last Tin Lizzie (begins Model A)

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No Man's Law

No Man's Law

Release year: 1927

Directed by: Fred Jackman

Starring: Rex the Wonder Horse, Barbara Kent, James Finlayson, Oliver Hardy

His First Flame

His First Flame

Release year: 1927

Directed by: Harry Edwards

Starring: Harry Langdon, Natalie Kingston, Ruth Hiatt, Vernon Dent