1927 in History – What happened in year 1927

✅ Published on April 7th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1927 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1927.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1927 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
10 januaryThe science fiction film Metropolis, which is inscribed in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register, was released in Germany.
23 februaryGerman theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg wrote a letter to fellow physicist Wolfgang Pauli in which he described his uncertainty principle for the first time.
20 marchBy the Treaty of Jeddah, the United Kingdom recognized the sovereignty of King Ibn Saud over Hejaz and Nejd, which later merged to become Saudi Arabia.
24 marchChinese Civil War-In the midst of a battle between the Communists and Nationalists, warships from six countries bombarded Nanjing in defense of the foreign citizens living there.
24 marchFollowing the capture of Nanjing by an alliance of Nationalist And Communist forces, British and American warships bombarded the city in defence of foreign citizens there.
15 aprilTorrential rains caused the Mississippi River to break out of its levee system in 145 places, causing the worst flooding in the history of the United States.
19 aprilAmerican actress Mae West was sentenced to ten days in jail for corrupting the morals of youth' for her play Sex.
08 mayFrench aviators Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli aboardL'Oiseau Blanc biplane, attempting to make the first non-stoptransatlantic flight from Paris to New York, disappeared after takeoff.
09 mayCanberra replaced Melbourne as the capital of Australia on May 9, 1927 with the opening of Provisional Parliament House. It is Australia’s largest inland city, located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory.
11 mayThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was formed on May 11, 1927 in California, United States. The Academy is better known for its annual Academy Awards, officially known as Oscars.
18 mayDisgruntled school board treasurer Andrew Kehoe set off aseries of explosives in Bath Township, Michigan's elementary school,which had a final death toll of 45 and is the deadliest mass murder in aschool in United States history.
20 mayBy the Treaty of Jeddah, the United Kingdom recognized thes overeignty of King Ibn Saud over Hejaz and Nejd, which later merged tobecome Saudi Arabia.
21 mayThe United Kingdom recognized the sovereignty of King Abdul Aziz in the Kingdoms of Hejaz and Nejd on May 20, 1927 by signing the Treaty of Jeddah. Hejaz and Nejd were merged into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932.
21 mayAboard the Spirit of St. Louis, American aviator Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight, flying from Roosevelt Field near New York City to Paris – Le Bourget Airport.
27 junePrime Minister of Japan Tanaka Giichi led a conference todiscuss Japan's plans for China, out of which came the Tanaka Memorial,a strategic document detailing these plans (now believed to be aforgery).
23 julyWilfred Rhodes of England and Yorkshire became the only personto play in 1,000 first-class cricket matches.
16 augustThe Dole Air Race began; eight fixed-wing aircraft competed tofly from Oakland, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, but only twosuccessfully completed the flight.
23 augustAfter a controversial trial, and despite world wide protests,Italian-born American anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti wereexecuted via electrocution in Massachusetts for the charges of murderand theft.
27 augustFive Canadian women filed a petition to ask the Supreme Courtof Canada, 'Does the word 'Persons' in Section 24 of the British NorthAmerica Act, 1867, include female persons,' to which the courteventually replied that it does not.
05 septemberWalt Disney's and Ub Iwerks' first popular character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit made its debut in the animated cartoon Trolley Troubles.
14 septemberIn a freak automobile accident, dancer Isadora Duncan wasstrangled to death in Nice, France, by her scarf after it got caught onthe wheel of a car in which she was a passenger.
06 octoberThe first successful feature sound film The Jazz Singer,starring Al Jolson, was released.
01 novemberThe production of the improved model A which will replace the earlier model T "Tin Lizzie" has started at the Ford factories. The prices begin from $460.
03 decemberPutting Pants on Philip, the first official film featuring the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy, was released.
25 decemberThe Vi?t Nam Qu?c Dân Ð? ng, a revolutionary socialist political party that sought Vietnamese independence from French colonial rule, was formed in Hanoi.
20 MaySaudi Arabia gained independence from Britain.
01 JunePeace relations between the US and Canada were restored.
14 JulyThe first commercial flight of the aircraft began in the Hawaiian Islands.
23 JulyRegular radio broadcasting began in Bombay.
07 SeptemberFilio Taylor succeeded in making full-fledged electronic TV.

Famous birthdays in the year 1927:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January Maurice Béjart / Dancer / France
04 March Phil Batt / Politician / United States of America
05 February Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten / Pilot / Netherlands
05 March Robert Lindsay / Politician / Scotland
05 MayPat Carroll / Actress / United States of America
06 February Gerard K. O'Neill / Astronomer / United States of America
07 JulyCharlie Louvin / Writer / United States of America
08 SeptemberMarguerite Frank / Mathematician / United States of America
11 OctoberJim Prior / Politician / United Kingdom
14 JulyJohn Chancellor / Journalist / United States of America
15 February Harvey Korman / Actor / United States of America
15 JuneRoss Andru / Illustrator / United States of America
19 OctoberStephen Keynes / Business Man / United Kingdom
20 DecemberJim Simpson / Sportscaster / United States of America
20 DecemberCharlie Callas / Actor / United States of America
20 JuneSimin Behbahani / Poet / Iran
25 AugustAlthea Gibson / Golfer / United States of America
27 SeptemberSteve Stavro / Business Man / Canada
29 NovemberVin Scully / Sportscaster / United States of America
30 JulyPete Schoening / Mountaineer / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1927:

YearName / Profession / Country
18 January Sundaram Balachander / Actor / India
17 OctoberKhwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi / Politician / India
11 JanuaryA. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury / Politician / India
01 JulyChandrashekhar Singh / Politician / India
08 DecemberPrakash Singh Badal / Politician / India
29 JulyMadhav Singh Solanki / Politician / India
18 FebruaryAbdul Haleem Zafar Khan / Instrumentalist / India
27 DecemberNityanand Swami / Politician / India
01 JuneSabyasachi Mukharji / Lawyer / India
11 JanuaryLuis Proto Barbosa / Politician / India
25 March P. Shanmugam / Politician / India
28 FebruaryKrishan Kant / Scientist / India
20 OctoberGunturu Seshendra Sarma / Poet / India
11 JanuaryAbu Barkat Ataur Ghani Khan / Politician / India
17 JulyAnna Rajam George (Malhotra) / Civil Servent / India
30 AprilMeera Sahib Fathima Bibi / Judge / India
24 FebruaryKamini Kaushal / Actress / India
01 NovemberDinanath Bhargava / Painter / India
01 JulyAbrar Alvi / Actor / India
11 JuneLaldenga / Politician / India
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