1927 in History – What happened in year 1927

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.

Know what happened in 1927:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
05 September Walt Disney's and Ub Iwerks' first popular character Oswald theLucky Rabbit made its debut in the animated cartoon Trolley Troubles.
06 OctoberThe first successful feature sound film The Jazz Singer,starring Al Jolson, was released.
10 January The science fiction film Metropolis, which is inscribed in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register, was released in Germany.
14 September In 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.
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.
21 MayAboard the Spirit of St. Louis, American aviator CharlesLindbergh completed the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight, flyingfrom Roosevelt Field near New York City to Paris – Le Bourget Airport.
24 March Chinese 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.
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.
25 DecemberThe Vi?t Nam Qu?c Dân Ð?ng, a revolutionary socialistpolitical party that sought Vietnamese independence from French colonialrule, was formed in Hanoi.
05 SeptemberWalt Disney's and Ub Iwerks' first popular character Oswald theLucky Rabbit made its debut in the animated cartoon Trolley Troubles.
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 thesovereignty of King Ibn Saud over Hejaz and Nejd, which later merged tobecome Saudi Arabia.
24 March Following the capture of Nanjing by an alliance of Nationalistand Communist forces, British and American warships bombarded the cityin defence of foreign citizens there.
23 FebruaryGerman theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg wrote a letterto fellow physicist Wolfgang Pauli in which he described his uncertaintyprinciple for the first time.
06 OctoberThe first successful feature sound film The Jazz Singer,starring Al Jolson, was released.
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.
23 JulyWilfred Rhodes of England and Yorkshire became the only personto play in 1,000 first-class cricket matches.
23 February German theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg wrote a letterto fellow physicist Wolfgang Pauli in which he described his uncertaintyprinciple for the first time.
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.
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).
03 DecemberPutting Pants on Philip, the first official film featuring the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy, was released.
06 OctoberThe first successful feature sound film The Jazz Singer,starring Al Jolson, was released.
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 worldwide protests,Italian-born American anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti (both pictured) wereexecuted via electrocution in Massachusetts for the charges of murderand theft.
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.
21 MayAboard the Spirit of St. Louis, American aviator CharlesLindbergh completed the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight, flyingfrom Roosevelt Field near New York City to Paris – Le Bourget Airport.
19 AprilAmerican actress Mae West was sentenced to ten days in jail for'corrupting the morals of youth' for her play Sex.
24 MarchFollowing the capture of Nanjing by an alliance of Nationalist and Communist forces, British and American warships bombarded the cityin defence of foreign citizens there.
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 MayBy 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.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1927:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 OctoberTom Bosley / Actor / United States of America
02 AugustPeter Swinnerton-Dyer / Academic / United Kingdom
07 AugustArt Houtteman / Baseball Player / United States of America
07 MayRuth Prawer Jhabvala / Author / United States of America
09 JuneJim Nolan / Basketball Player / United States of America
10 JuneLin Yang-kang / Politician / China
13 AprilRosemary Haughton / Philosopher / United Kingdom
15 January Phyllis Coates / Actress / United States of America
18 JuneEva Bartok / Actress / United Kingdom
20 AprilPhil Hill / Racing Car Driver / United States of America
20 NovemberEstelle Parsons / Actress / United States of America
20 SeptemberColette Bonheur / Singer / Canada
22 JulyPierre Granier-Deferre / Writer / France
23 NovemberAngelo Sodano / Cardinal / Italy
26 JuneRobert Kroetsch / Poet / Canada
26 MayJacques Bergerac / Actor / France
27 March Anthony Lewis / Journalist / United States of America
28 NovemberChuck Mitchell / Actor / United States of America
29 NovemberVin Scully / Sportscaster / United States of America
29 March John McLaughlin / Journalist / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1927:

YearName / Profession / Country
15 JuneIbn-e-Insha / Poet / India
12 JuneAnthony Gonsalves / Musician / India
25 March P. Shanmugam / Politician / India
01 NovemberDinanath Bhargava / Painter / India
18 FebruaryAbdul Haleem Zafar Khan / Instrumentalist / India
21 MayUstad Sabri Khan / Musician / India
01 JulyChandra Shekhar / Politician / India
11 JanuaryAbu Barkat Ataur Ghani Khan / Politician / India
08 NovemberL. K. Advani / Politician / India
30 AprilMeera Sahib Fathima Bibi / Judge / India
24 FebruaryKamini Kaushal / Actress / India
08 DecemberPrakash Singh Badal / Politician / India
17 JulyAnna Rajam George (Malhotra) / Civil Servent / India
10 MayNayantara Sahgal / Author / India
30 JulySis Ram Ola / Politician / India
11 JanuaryLuis Proto Barbosa / Politician / India
23 AprilWilfred De Souza / Politician / India
26 AugustBansi Lal / Politician / India
11 JanuaryA. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury / Politician / India
11 JuneLaldenga / Politician / India

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