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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1927 AD


January 1: Communist uprising in West Java
January 1: Dodgers announce release of future Hall of Fame Zack Wheat
January 5: Fox Studios exhibits Movietone
January 5: Judge Landis begins 3-day public hearing on charges that 4 games played between Chicago and Detroit in 1917 had been thrown to White Sox
January 6: U.S. Marines sent to Nicaragua
January 7: Commercial transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between New York and London
January 7: Harlem Globetrotters play 1st game (Hinckley, Ill)
January 9: Dmitri Shostakovich' Octet opus 11, premieres in Moscow
January 9: Fire in Laurier Palace cinema in Montreal, 78 children died
January 10: Fritz Lang's Metropolis premieres
January 11: Royale Theater (Golden, CBS Radio Playhouse) opens at 242 W 45th New York City
January 13: U.S. and Mexico battle over oil interests
January 14: Toronto Maple Leafs 1st hat trick (Hap Day) vs New York Rangers
January 19: British government decides to send troops to China
January 21: 1st national opera broadcast from a U.S. opera house (Faust, Chicago)
January 26: Maxwell Anderson's "Saturday's Children," premieres in New York City
January 27: Harlem Globetrotters play their 1st game
January 28: Serbian-Croatian-Slavic government of Oezonowitsj falls
January 29: 4th German government of Marx forms
January 30: Left wins national election in Thuringen
January 31: International allies military command in Germany disbands
January 31: NL President John Heydler rules Rogers Hornsby can't hold stock in the Cardinals and play for the Giants


February 2: Harry Tierney/Joseph McCarthy's "Rio Rita," premieres in New York City
February 2: Ziegfeld Theater (Loew's Ziegfeld) opens at 6th Ave and 54th St. New York City
February 3: Uprising against regime of general Carmona in Portugal
February 4: KGA-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
February 5: Buster Keaton's movie "The General" released and bombed
February 8: Belgian-Swiss treaty signed
February 10: President Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference
February 11: U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran
February 11: U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
February 12: British expeditionary army lands in Shanghai
February 13: Uprising against Portuguese regime of General Carmona defeated
February 16: Noel Coward's "Marquise," premieres in London
February 16: U.S. restores diplomatic relations with Turkey
February 18: 1st U.S. radio broadcast of "Cities Service Concerts"
February 18: U.S. and Canada begin diplomatic relations
February 19: General strike against British occupiers in Shanghai
February 20: Golfers in South Carolina arrested for violating Sabbath
February 21: Franz Lehr's opera "Zarewitsch," premieres
February 22: ARC soccer team forms in Alphen on the Rhine
February 22: Baruch Spinosa's house of mourning opened as a museum
February 23: President Coolidge creates Federal Radio Commission (FCC)
February 24: John Golden Theater (Theatre Masque) opens at 252 W 45th St. New York City
February 25: Gdanks and Polish accord concerning traffic through Polish corridor
February 27: For 2nd Sunday in a row golfers in South Carolina arrested for violating Sabbath


March 1: Bank of Italy becomes a National Bank
March 2: Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)
March 5: 1,000 U.S. Marines land in China to protect American property
March 7: Earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale strikes Tango, Japan
March 8: Pan American Airlines incorporates
March 10: Albania mobilize by threat of Serbian, Croatian and Slovenes
March 10: Bavaria lifts ban on Hitler's speeches
March 11: 1st armored commercial car hold-up in U.S., Pittsburgh
March 11: 1st golden gloves tournament
March 11: Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens famous Roxy Theater (New York City)
March 17: U.S. government doesn't sign league of Nations disarmament treaty
March 19: Bloody battles between communists and nazis in Berlin
March 21: Guomindang Army conquerors Shanghai as British marines flee
March 22: Federico Garcia Lorca's "El Maleficio," premieres in Madrid
March 24: Cuban chess champ, Jose Capablanca wins 33-day Grand Chess Tournie
March 24: Dutch 1st Chamber condemns Belgian and Netherlands Wielingen Treaty
March 26: Alfred Hugenberg purchases German film company UFA
March 26: Gaumont-British Film Corporation forms
March 28: Majestic Theater opens at 245 W 44th St. New York City
March 29: Henry O D Seagrave races his Sunbeam to a record 203.79 mph at Daytona


April 1: 1st automatic record changer introduced by His Master's Voice
April 3: Interstate Commerce Commission transfers Ohio to Eastern time zone
April 5: Johnny Weissmuller set records in 100 and 200 m free style
April 7: Using phone lines TV is sent from Washington D.C. to New York City
April 9: Italy and U.S. anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti given death sentences
April 11: Chilean General Carlos Ibanez names himself president
April 12: General Chiang Kai-shek begins counter revolution in Shanghai
April 13: Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Boston Bruins, in 2 games and 2 ties
April 15: Babe Ruth hits 1st of 60 home runs of season (off A's Howard Ehmke)
April 15: Switzerland and U.S.S.R. agree to diplomatic relations
April 17: Japan's Wakarsoeki government falls/Baron Tanaka becomes premier
April 18: Chiang Kai-Shek forms anti-government in China
April 19: 31st Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:40:22.2
April 19: "Vagabond King" opens in London
April 22: 1st performance of Roger Sessions' Symphony in E
April 25: Spain routes 20,000 soldiers to Morocco (uprising Rifkabylen)
April 29: Construction of Spirit of St. Louis is completed
April 30: Princess Juliana gets seat in Dutch Council of State


May 1: 1st British airliner to serve cooked meals (Imperial Airways)
May 1: Netherlands beats Belgium 3-2 in soccer match in Amsterdam
May 1: Panningen soccer team forms in Panningen
May 2: International Economic Conference (52 countries including U.S.S.R.) opens
May 2: Pulitzer prize awarded to Louis Bromfield (Early Autumn)
May 4: 1st balloon flight over 40,000 feet (Scott Field, Ill)
May 4: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences forms
May 4: Nicaragua agrees to a U.S. supervised presidential election in 1928
May 5: Dmitri Sjostakovitch' 1st Symphony, premieres in Berlin
May 7: San Francisco Municipal Airport (Mills Field) dedicated
May 9: 53rd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6
May 9: Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia
May 11: Belgium beats England 9-1 in soccer
May 11: Louis B. Mayer forms Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
May 13: "Black Friday" on Berlin Stock Exchange
May 13: VVOG soccer team forms in Harderwijk
May 14: 53rd Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee aboard Whiskery wins in 2:06
May 14: "Ain't She Sweet?" hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Ben Bernie
May 16: New York Yankee Bob Meusel steals 2nd, 3rd and home
May 16: Supreme Court ruled bootleggers must pay income tax
May 17: Chicago Cubs beat Boston Braves, 4-3, in 22 innings
May 18: Grauman's Chinese Theater opens in Hollywood California
May 18: Ritz Hotel opens in Boston
May 18: "Slide Lake" in Gros Ventre Wyoming collapses
May 20: At 7:40 AM, Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross Atlantic for Paris
May 20: Saudi Arabia becomes independent of Great Britain (Treaty of Jedda)
May 21: Lindburgh lands in Paris, after 1st solo air crossing of Atlantic
May 22: 8.3 earthquake strikes Nan-Shan China, 200,000 killed
May 22: Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4
May 25: Henry Ford stops producing Model T car (begins Model A)
May 26: Ford Motor Company manufactures its 15 millionth Model T automobile
May 27: Japanese military intervention in Chinese civil war
May 27: Thomas Masaryk elected Czechoslovakia president
May 28: Hammond scores his 1,000th cricket run of the season after 22 days
May 30: Walter Johnson records 113th and last shutout of his career
May 31: Ford Motor Company produces last "Tin Lizzie" (begins Model A)
May 31: Tiger 1st baseman Johnny Neun makes an unassisted triple play


June 4: 1st Ryder Cup: U.S. beats England, 9 -2 at Worcester CC Mass
June 4: Johnny Weissmuller set swim records in 100-yard and 200-yard free-style
June 5: 3rd French Mens Tennis: R Lacoste beats B Tilden (64 46 57 63 11-9)
June 5: Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard and 200-yard free-style swim record
June 8: Tony Lazzeri hits 3 home runs Yankees beat White Sox 12-11
June 11: 59th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Chance Shot wins in 2:32.6
June 11: Babe Ruth hits 19th and 20th of 60 home runs
June 11: Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross
June 13: Ticker-tape parade welcomed Charles Lindbergh to New York City
June 16: 31st U.S. Golf Open: Tommy Armour shoots a 301 at Oakmont CC in Pa
June 18: Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000 m: 5:24.6
June 23: Lou Gehrig hits 3 home runs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox
June 25: WVO soccer team forms in Oosterhout
June 26: Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke approaches within 0.0394 AUs of Earth
June 29: 1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii
June 30: Augusto Cesar Sandino issues his Manifesto Politico
June 30: U.S. Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota closes


July 2: 40th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats L de Alvarez (62 64)
July 2: Earthquake hits Palestine
July 3: 47th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: H Cochet beats Borotra (46 46 63 64 75)
July 4: Ir Sukarno forms PNI (Perserikatan Nasional Indonesia) in Batavia
July 9: William T. Francis named minister to Liberia
July 12: Babe Ruth hits 30th of 60 home runs
July 14: 1st commercial airplane flight in Hawaii
July 15: 62nd British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 285 at St. Andrews
July 16: Augusto Sandino begins 5 -year war against U.S. occupation of Nicaragua
July 18: Ty Cobb's 4,000th career hit
July 20: Lindbergh begins New York flight (Spirit of St. Louis)
July 27: Major Bernard Montgomery (29) marries widow Betty Carver
July 27: Mel Ott, 18, hits his 1st league home run (inside the park)
July 29: 1st iron lung installed, Bellevue hospital, New York
July 29: Bellevue Hospital in New York installs 1st iron lung
July 29: Phil Mead scores his 100th 100, Hampshire vs. Northants


August 1: Earliest date for a film to be considered for the Academy Awards
August 4: Peace Bridge between U.S. and Canada opens
August 5: Phillies Cy Williams hits for cycle in just 4 at bats
August 7: Peace Bridge between U.S. and Canada dedicated
August 7: U.S. rum smuggler Horace Alderman kills 3
August 12: "Wings," the only silent film to win an Oscar for best picture, opens
August 16: 1st home run hit out of Comiskey Park Chicago by New York Yankee Babe Ruth
August 21: 4th Pan-African Congress meets (New York City)
August 22: Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers
August 27: Parks College, America's oldest aviation school, opens
August 30: 41st U.S. Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Betty Nuthall (61 64)


September 2: Rumour starts that Yankee Lou Gehrig will be traded to Tigers
September 4: Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour
September 5: Red Sox beat Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings
September 6: B. G. DeSylva/Lew Brown's musical "Good News," premieres in New York City
September 6: Red Sox beat New York Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings at Fenway Park
September 7: Philo Farnsworth demonstrates 1st use of TV in SF
September 9: Tony Lazzeri Day at Yankee Stadium
September 10: 22nd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Philadelphia (3-2)
September 11: After losing 21 in a row to NY, the Browns win their last meeting, 6-2
September 11: Babe Ruth hits 50th of 60 homers
September 12: Sigmund Romberg's musical "My Maryland," premieres in New York City
September 13: Waite Hoyt became only 20 game winner of 1927 Yankees
September 13: Yankees clinch pennant, Ruth hits 2 home runs (52 en route to 60)
September 16: Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden for U.S. Lawn Tennis Association title
September 17: 47th U.S. Mens Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats William T Tilden (119 63 119)
September 17: Charles Lindbergh visits San Francisco
September 18: 18 station CBS radio network begins, (WOR is New York City affiliate)
September 20: New York Yankee Babe Ruth hits record 60th home run of season off Tom Zachry
September 22: Famous "Long count" fight (Dempsey loses boxing title to Tunney)
September 22: Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
September 22: Yankees Earle Coombs hits 3 triples
September 24: NHL's Toronto St. Patricks become Maple Leafs
September 24: Yankees set record of 106 victories
September 26: St. James Theater (Erlanger) opens at 246 W 44th St. New York City
September 29: Babe Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
September 29: Telephone service begins between U.S. and Mexico
September 29: Tornado strikes St. Louis Missouri, 85 die
September 30: Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th home run, off Tom Zachary


October 1: Pirates clinch NL pennant with a 9-6 win over Reds
October 6: "Jazz Singer," 1st movie with a sound track, premieres (New York City)
October 7: Yank Herb Pennock retires 1st 22 Pirates in World Series game
October 8: New York Yankees sweep Pirates in 24th World Series
October 8: Sea battle at Navarino (Greece freed of Ottoman occupation)
October 11: Lou Gehrig named AL MVP (Babe Ruth (former winner) not eligible)
October 12: Hermann Gorner of Germany raises 24 men weighing 4,123 lbs on a plank with soles of his feet
October 17: Ban Johnson, in failing health, retires as AL president
October 23: Town of Netanya Israel founded by Nathan Strauss
October 27: Queen Wilhelmina opens Meuse-Waal Canal in Nijmegen
October 28: Josip Broz (Tito) begins 7 months jail sentence in Croatia
October 28: KLM-plane "Homing Pigeon" leaves Netherlands-Indies after 1st regular flight


November 3: 22.3 cm rainfall at Somerset, Vermont (state record)
November 3: Rodgers and Hart's musical "Connecticut Yankee," premieres in New York City
November 3: Tropical storm flooding kills 84 in Winooski River Valley (Vt)
November 5: 10th PGA Championship: Water Hagen at Cedar Crest CC Dallas
November 5: Walter Hagen beats Joe Turnesa for 4th consecutive PGA title
November 9: Giant Panda discovered, China
November 9: Pastor of Have begins blessing of motorcars/motors
November 12: 1st underwater tunnel, Holland Tunnel connecting New York to New Jersey opens
November 12: Notre Dame's Fighting Irish changes blue jerseys for green
November 12: Trotsky expelled from Soviet CP; Stalin becomes undisputed dictator
November 13: NY-New Jersey Holland Tunnel, 1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens
November 14: Worlds largest gas tank in Pittsburgh Penn explodes; 28 die
November 17: Tornado hits Washington D.C.
November 22: 1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner Wisc)
November 22: George Gershwin's "Funny Face," premieres in New York City
November 22: Neil Simon Theater (Alvin) opens at 250 W 52nd St. New York City
November 26: 15th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Hamilton Tigers, 9-6
November 28: J McHugh and D Fields' musical "Delmar's Revels," premieres in New York City


December 2: 1st Model A Fords sold, for $385
December 4: Dmitri Shostakovich' 2nd Symphony, premieres in Moscow
December 4: Duke Ellington opens at Cotton Club in Harlem
December 4: Pirates Paul Waner wins NL MVP
December 10: Grand Ole Opry makes its 1st radio broadcast, in Nashville, TN
December 14: Iraq gains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
December 15: Ed Hickman kidnaps child he later beheads
December 16: Cricket 1st-class debut of Don Bradman, NSW vs. South Australia
December 17: U.S. submarine 'S-4' sinks after collision kills all 34 aboard
December 17: Victoria score 793 against Queensland, Bill Ponsford 437
December 24: Test Cricket debut of Walter Hammond, who scored 51 and took 5-36 vs. S Af
December 27: Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II's "Show Boat," premieres in New York City
December 27: Philip Barry's "Paris Bound," premieres in New York City
December 27: Stalin's faction wins All-Union Congress in U.S.S.R., Trotsky expelled
December 28: George Kaufman and Moss Hart's "Royal Family," premieres in New York City
December 30: Japan dedicates 1st subway in Orient (route under 2 miles long)
December 31: Ponsford scores 336 against SA, giving him 1146 for month
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