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.

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Time Person of the Year

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Charles Lindbergh
First Solo Transatlantic Flight
Nobel Prize

Nobel Prizes

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Peace Prize

  • Ferdinand Buisson
  • Ludwig Quidde

Literature

  • Henri Bergson

Physics

  • Arthur Compton
  • Charles Thomson Rees Wilson

Chemistry

  • Heinrich Otto Wieland

Physiology or Medicine

  • Julius Wagner-Jauregg

Movies

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Metropolis

Metropolis

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Country: United States of America

Sunrise

Sunrise

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing

Country: United States of America

Sadie Thompson

Sadie Thompson

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Blanche Friderici, Charles Lane, Florence Midgley

Country: United States of America

West Point

West Point

Directed by: Edward Sedgwick

Starring: William Haines, Joan Crawford, William Bakewell, Neil Neely

Country: United States of America

Napoleon

Napoleon

Directed by: Abel Gance

Starring: Albert Dieudonné, Vladimir Roudenko, Edmond Van Daële, Alexandre Koubitzky

Country: United States of America

Popular names

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Historical Events

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Events

  • 01 Jan 1927 Dodgers announce release of future Hall of Fame Zack Wheat
  • 02 Jan 1927 Angered by the anti-clerical provisions of the Mexican Constitution of 1917, Catholic rebels in Mexico rebelled against the government.
  • 05 Jan 1927 Fox Studios exhibits Movietone
  • 06 Jan 1927 US marines are sent to Nicaragua.
  • 07 Jan 1927 Harlem Globetrotters play first basketball game (Hinckley, Illinois).
  • 09 Jan 1927 A fire at the Laurier Palace movie theatre in Montreal, Quebec, kills 78 children.
  • 11 Jan 1927 Royale Theater (Golden, CBS Radio Playhouse) opens at 242 W 45th, New York City
  • 13 Jan 1927 US and Mexico battle over oil interests.
  • 14 Jan 1927 Toronto Maple Leafs 1st hat trick (Hap Day) vs. New York Rangers
  • 15 Jan 1927 Teddy Wakelam gives the first sports commentary on BBC Radio.
  • 19 Jan 1927 British government decides to send troops to China.
  • 21 Jan 1927 First national opera broadcast from a US opera house (Faust, Chicago Illinois).
  • 22 Jan 1927 First live radio commentary of a football match anywhere in the world, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United at Highbury.
  • 27 Jan 1927 Harlem Globetrotters play their 1st game
  • 28 Jan 1927 Serbian-Croatian-Slavic government of Oezonowitsj falls.
  • 29 Jan 1927 4th German government of Wilhelm Marx forms.
  • 30 Jan 1927 Right-wing veterans and the ''Republican Schutzbund'' clash in Schattendorf, Burgenland, Austria. One man and a child are killed by gunshots (see July 15).
  • 31 Jan 1927 International allies' military command in Germany disbands.
  • 03 Feb 1927 Uprising against regime of General Carmona in Portugal.
  • 04 Feb 1927 KGA-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
  • 08 Feb 1927 Belgian-Swiss treaty signed.
  • 10 Feb 1927 US President Calvin Coolidge asks for second disarmament conference.
  • 11 Feb 1927 US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran.
  • 12 Feb 1927 British expeditionary army lands in Shanghai.
  • 13 Feb 1927 Uprising against Portuguese regime of General Carmona defeated.
  • 14 Feb 1927 An earthquake in Yugoslavia kills 100.
  • 16 Feb 1927 US restores diplomatic relations with Turkey.
  • 18 Feb 1927 1st US radio broadcast of Cities Service Concerts
  • 19 Feb 1927 General strike against British occupiers in Shanghai.
  • 20 Feb 1927 Golfers in South Carolina are arrested for violating Sabbath.
  • 22 Feb 1927 ARC soccer team forms in Alphen on the Rhine
  • 23 Feb 1927 President Calvin Coolidge creates Federal Radio Commission (US Federal Communications Commission predecessor).
  • 24 Feb 1927 John Golden Theater (Theatre Masque) opens at 252 W 45th St, New York City
  • 27 Feb 1927 For second Sunday in a row golfers in South Carolina are arrested for violating Sabbath.
  • 01 Mar 1927 Bank of Italy becomes a National Bank.
  • 02 Mar 1927 Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year).
  • 04 Mar 1927 A diamond rush in South Africa includes trained athletes that have been hired by major companies to stake claims.
  • 05 Mar 1927 1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property.
  • 07 Mar 1927 Earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale strikes Tango, Japan.
  • 08 Mar 1927 Pan American Airlines incorporates.
  • 10 Mar 1927 Albania mobilizes due to threat of Serbian, Croatian and Slovenes.
  • 11 Mar 1927 First armored commercial car hold-up in US, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • 13 Mar 1927 Fritz Lang's culturally influential film ''Metropolis'' premieres in Germany.
  • 17 Mar 1927 US government doesn't sign League of Nations disarmament treaty.
  • 19 Mar 1927 Bloody battles between communists and National-socialists in Berlin, Germany.
  • 21 Mar 1927 Guomindang Army conquerors Shanghai as British marines flee.
  • 24 Mar 1927 Cuban chess champion Jose Capablanca wins 33-day Grand Chess Tournie.
  • 26 Mar 1927 Gaumont-British Film Corporation forms.
  • 28 Mar 1927 Majestic Theater opens at 245 W 44th St, New York City
  • 29 Mar 1927 Henry O D Segrave races his Sunbeam car to a record 203.79 mph at Daytona; first auto to exceed 200 mph (322 kph).
  • 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 First 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 April 12 Incident: Chiang Kai-shek orders the Communist Party of China 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 gendarmery) 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.
  • 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)
  • 04 Jun 1927 Johnny Weissmuller set swim records in 100-yard and 200-yard free-style
  • 05 Jun 1927 3rd French Mens Tennis: R Lacoste beats B Tilden (64 46 57 63 11-9)
  • 07 Jun 1927 Peter Voikov, the Soviet ambassador to Poland, is murdered.
  • 08 Jun 1927 Tony Lazzeri hits three home runs as New York Yankees beat Chicago White Sox 12-11.
  • 09 Jun 1927 The Soviet Union executes 20 Britons for alleged espionage.
  • 11 Jun 1927 59th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Chance Shot wins in 2:32.6
  • 13 Jun 1927 Ticker-tape parade welcomed Charles A Lindbergh to New York City
  • 16 Jun 1927 31st US Golf Open: Tommy Armour shoots a 301 at Oakmont Country Club - Pennsylvania
  • 18 Jun 1927 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000 m: 5:24.6
  • 23 Jun 1927 Lou Gehrig hits three home runs in 11-4 victory over Boston Red Sox.
  • 25 Jun 1927 WVO soccer team forms in Oosterhout
  • 26 Jun 1927 Comet 7P / Pons-Winnecke approaches within 0.0394 AUs of Earth
  • 29 Jun 1927 First manned flight from West Coast of USA arrives in Hawaii.
  • 30 Jun 1927 US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota closes.
  • 01 Jul 1927 The Food, Drug, and Insecticide Administration (FDIA) is established.
  • 02 Jul 1927 40th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats L de Alvarez (62 64)
  • 03 Jul 1927 47th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: H Cochet beats Borotra (46 46 63 64 75)
  • 04 Jul 1927 Ir Sukarno forms PNI (Perserikatan Nasional Indonesia) in Batavia
  • 11 Jul 1927 An earthquake strikes Palestine, killing around 300 people. The effects are especially severe in Nablus, but damage and fatalities are also reported in many areas of Palestine and Trans-Jordan such as Amman, Salt, Jordan, and Lydda.
  • 12 Jul 1927 Babe Ruth hits 30th of 60 HRs
  • 14 Jul 1927 1st commercial airplane flight in Hawaii
  • 15 Jul 1927 62nd British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 285 at St. Andrews
  • 16 Jul 1927 Augusto Sandino begins 5.5-year war against US occupation of Nicaragua.
  • 19 Jul 1927 Ty Cobb gets his 4,000th Major League Baseball hit.
  • 20 Jul 1927 Lindbergh begins New York flight (Spirit of St. Louis)
  • 24 Jul 1927 The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
  • 27 Jul 1927 Major Bernard Montgomery (29) marries widow Betty Carver
  • 29 Jul 1927 1st iron lung installed (Bellevue hospital, NY)
  • 01 Aug 1927 Earliest date for a film to be considered for the Academy Awards
  • 02 Aug 1927 U.S. President Calvin Coolidge announces, quotI do not choose to run for President in 1928.quot
  • 04 Aug 1927 Peace Bridge between US and Canada is opened.
  • 07 Aug 1927 US rum smuggler Horace Alderman kills 3
  • 10 Aug 1927 US President Calvin Coolidge formally dedicates the Mount Rushmore site.
  • 12 Aug 1927 Wings, the only silent film to win an Oscar for best picture, opens
  • 16 Aug 1927 1st HR hit out of Comiskey Park Chicago (NY Yankee Babe Ruth)
  • 19 Aug 1927 Metropolitan Sergius proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet Union.
  • 21 Aug 1927 4th Pan-African Congress meets (New York City).
  • 22 Aug 1927 Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers
  • 23 Aug 1927 Sacco and Vanzetti are executed.
  • 24 Aug 1927 August 25 ampndash The 1927 Nova Scotia hurricane hits the Atlantic Provinces of Canada, causing massive damage and at least 56 deaths.
  • 26 Aug 1927 Paul R. Redfern leaves Brunswick, Georgia, flying his Stinson Detroiter quotPort of Brunswickquot to attempt a solo non-stop flight to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He later crashes in the Venezuelan jungle, but the crash site was never found.
  • 27 Aug 1927 Parks College, America's oldest aviation school, opens.
  • 30 Aug 1927 41st US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Betty Nuthall (61 64)
  • 02 Sep 1927 Rumour starts that Yankee Lou Gehrig will be traded to Tigers
  • 04 Sep 1927 Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour
  • 05 Sep 1927 Universal Pictures releases the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit film Trolley Troubles to theaters in the USA. This is the first Oswald film release, a series created by the Walt Disney film studio.
  • 06 Sep 1927 Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings at Fenway Park
  • 07 Sep 1927 Philo Farnsworth demonstrates 1st use of TV in San Francisco
  • 09 Sep 1927 Tony Lazzeri Day at Yankee Stadium
  • 10 Sep 1927 22nd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Philadelphia (3-2)
  • 11 Sep 1927 After losing 21 in a row to NY, the Browns win their last meeting, 6-2
  • 13 Sep 1927 Yanks clinch pennant, Ruth hits 2 HRs (52 en route to 60)
  • 14 Sep 1927 An underwater earthquake in Japan kills over 100 people.
  • 16 Sep 1927 Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden for US Lawn Tennis Association title.
  • 17 Sep 1927 47th US Mens Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats William T Tilden (119 63 119)
  • 18 Sep 1927 18 station CBS radio network begins, (WOR is NYC affiliate)
  • 20 Sep 1927 New York Yankee Babe Ruth hits record 60th HR of season off Tom Zachry
  • 22 Sep 1927 Yanks Earle Coombs hits 3 triples
  • 24 Sep 1927 Yanks set record of 106 victories
  • 25 Sep 1927 A treaty signed by the League of Nations Slavery Commission abolished all types of slavery.
  • 26 Sep 1927 St. James Theater (Erlanger) opens at 246 W 44th St, New York City
  • 27 Sep 1927 79 are killed and 550 are injured in the East St. Louis Tornado, the 2nd costliest and at least 24th deadliest tornado in U.S. history.
  • 29 Sep 1927 Telephone service begins between US and Mexico
  • 30 Sep 1927 Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th home run in a single Major League Baseball season (off Tom Zachary).
  • 01 Oct 1927 Pirates clinch NL pennant with a 9-6 win over Reds
  • 04 Oct 1927 Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore.
  • 06 Oct 1927 Jazz Singer, 1st movie with a sound track, premieres (NYC)
  • 07 Oct 1927 Yank Herb Pennock retires 1st 22 Pirates in World Series game
  • 08 Oct 1927 Sea battle at Navarino (Greece freed of Ottoman occupation)
  • 09 Oct 1927 The Mexican government crushes a rebellion in Vera Cruz.
  • 11 Oct 1927 Lou Gehrig elected Major League Baseball's Most Valuable Player.
  • 12 Oct 1927 Hermann Gorner of Germany raises 24 men weighing 4,123 pounds on a plank with the soles of his feet.
  • 17 Oct 1927 Ban Johnson, in failing health, retires as AL President
  • 18 Oct 1927 The first flight of Pan American Airways takes off from Key West, Florida, bound for Havana, Cuba.
  • 22 Oct 1927 Nikola Tesla exposed his six (6) new inventions including motor with onephase electricity
  • 23 Oct 1927 Town of Netanya Israel founded by Nathan Strauss
  • 26 Oct 1927 Duke Ellington sings Creole Love Song
  • 27 Oct 1927 Queen Wilhelmina opens Meuse-Waal Canal in Nijmegen
  • 28 Oct 1927 Josip Broz (Tito) begins 7 months jail sentence in Croatia
  • 01 Nov 1927 İsmet İnönü forms the new government in Turkey (The 5th government).
  • 03 Nov 1927 22.3 cm rainfall at Somerset, Vermont (state record)
  • 04 Nov 1927 Frank Heath and his horse ''Gypsy Queen'' return to Washington, D.C., having completed a two-year journey of 11,356 miles to all 48 of the states (of that time).
  • 05 Nov 1927 10th PGA Championship: Water Hagen at Cedar Crest Country Club - Dallas
  • 09 Nov 1927 Pastor of Have begins blessing of motorcars / motors
  • 12 Nov 1927 1st underwater tunnel, Holland Tunnel connecting New York to New Jersey opens
  • 13 Nov 1927 NY-NJ Holland Tunnel, 1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens
  • 14 Nov 1927 Worlds largest gas tank in Pittsburgh Penn explodes; 28 die
  • 17 Nov 1927 Tornado hits Washington DC.
  • 21 Nov 1927 The Colorado state police open fire on 500 rowdy but unarmed miners during a strike, killing six of them.
  • 22 Nov 1927 1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner Wisc)
  • 26 Nov 1927 15th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Hamilton Tigers, 9-6
  • 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