1927 in History
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