Events in year of 1927

  • 01-01Communist uprising in West Java
  • 01-01Dodgers announce release of future Hall of Fame Zack Wheat
  • 01-05Fox Studios exhibits Movietone
  • 01-05Judge Landis begins 3-day public hearing on charges that 4 games played between Chicago and Detroit in 1917 had been thrown to White Sox
  • 01-06US marines sent to Nicaragua
  • 01-07Coml transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between New York and London
  • 01-07Harlem Globetrotters play 1st game (Hinckley, Ill)
  • 01-09Fire in Laurier Palace cinema in Montreal, 78 children died
  • 01-11Royale Theater (Golden, CBS Radio Playhouse) opens at 242 W 45th, New York City
  • 01-13US and Mexico battle over oil interests
  • 01-14Toronto Maple Leafs 1st hat trick (Hap Day) vs. New York Rangers
  • 01-19British government decides to send troops to China
  • 01-211st national opera broadcast from a US opera house (Faust, Chicago)
  • 01-27Harlem Globetrotters play their 1st game
  • 01-28Serbian-Croatian-Slavic government of Oezonowitsj falls
  • 01-294th German government of Marx forms
  • 01-31International allies military command in Germany disbands
  • 02-03Uprising against regime of general Carmona in Portugal
  • 02-04KGA-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
  • 02-08Belgian-Swiss treaty signed
  • 02-10President Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference
  • 02-11US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran
  • 02-11US male Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
  • 02-12British expeditionary army lands in Shanghai
  • 02-13Uprising against Portuguese regime of General Carmona defeated
  • 02-16US restores diplomatic relations with Turkey
  • 02-181st US radio broadcast of "Cities Service Concerts"
  • 02-18US and Canada begin diplomatic relations
  • 02-19General strike against British occupiers in Shanghai
  • 02-20Golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath

People born in year of 1927

  • 01-01Barbara Baxley: Stockton, California -- Actress (Norma Rae, Countdown)
  • 01-01Juliusz Luciuk: Composer
  • 01-01Yuri Grigorovich: Leningrad, Russia -- Choreographer
  • 01-02David Herbert: Publisher
  • 01-02Gino Marchetti: NFL defensive end (Dallas Texans, Baltimore Colts)
  • 01-04Barbara Rush: Denver, Colorado -- Actress (Marsha-Peyton Place, Flamingo Road)
  • 01-10Gisele MacKenzie: Winnipeg, Manitoba -- Singer / actress (Your Hit Parade)
  • 01-10Johnnie Ray: Dallas, Oregon -- Pop singer (Cry)
  • 01-10Lee Philips: Brooklyn, New York -- Actor (Ellery Queen)
  • 01-11Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair: Saxophonist
  • 01-12Leopold Ahsen: Writer
  • 01-12Salvatore Martirano: Composer
  • 01-14Ivan Kalita: USSR -- Equestrian dressage (1968 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 01-15Francis Routh: Composer
  • 01-17Donald Erb: Youngstown, Ohio -- Composer
  • 01-17Michael Herford Wooller: TV / film producer
  • 01-20Geoffrey WT Atkins: British World Champion racket player (1954-72)
  • 01-20Olivier Strebelle: Belgian sculptor / ceramist
  • 01-22Lou Creekmur: Baseball Hall-of-Famer
  • 01-24Paula Hawkins: (Sen-R-Florida, 1981-86)
  • 01-25Antonio Carlos Jobim: Composer
  • 01-25Gregg Palmer: San Francisco, California -- Actor (Scream, To Hell & Back)
  • 01-25Seung Sahn: Zen teacher (Korean line)
  • 01-26William Redfield: NYC, New York -- Actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop, Marriage)
  • 01-27Michael Craig: Poona, India -- Actor (Escape 2000, Vault of Horror)
  • 01-27Nancy Dickerson: Journalist (NBC)
  • 01-28Anthony Garner: Director (Conservative Central Office)
  • 01-28J D Hughes: Principal (Ruskin College-Oxford)
  • 01-28James Callaghan: British MP
  • 01-28Ronnie Scott: Jazz musician / club-owner

People died in year of 1927

  • 01-09Houston S Chamberlain: British / German race theorist, dies at 71
  • 01-19Charlotte MAAVCL: Princess of Belg / emp of Mexico (1864-67), dies at 86
  • 01-21Floris H Verster: Dutch Painter / cartoonist / etcher, dies at 65
  • 01-30Friedrich Ernst Koch: Composer, dies at 64
  • 02-04Thomas Linnemann Laub: Composer, dies at 74
  • 02-13Brooks Adams: US philosopher (New Empire), dies at 78
  • 02-19Georg Brandes [Cohen]: Danish literary-historian / critic, dies at 85
  • 02-19Robert Fuchs: Composer, dies at 80
  • 02-23Sveinbjorn Sveinbjornsson: Composer, dies at 79
  • 03-17James Scott Skinner: Composer, dies at 83
  • 03-28Karl Prohaska: Composer, dies at 57
  • 04-15Francesco Gaeta: Italian Poet (Di Giacomo), dies at 47
  • 05-05Charles Boissevain: Editor in chief (General Trade 1885-1908)
  • 05-11Juan Gris: Spanish cubist painter, dies at 40
  • 05-28Georges Eekhoud: Belgian writer (Belgian Kempen)
  • 06-02Eduard GHH Cuypers: Architect (De Hooge Vuursche), dies at 67
  • 06-02Freidrich Hegar: Composer, dies at 85
  • 06-02Lizzie Borden: Accused murderer, dies at 68
  • 06-05Paul Lacombe: Composer, dies at 89
  • 06-07Voikov: Soviet ambassador to Warsaw, murdered
  • 06-13Henry CK "Clan" Petty-Fitzmaurice: Gov of India (1888-94), dies at 82
  • 06-14Johanna C P Barbiers: Actress (Voddenraper of Paris), dies at 79
  • 07-13James E K Aggrey: Ghana / US theologist
  • 07-20Ferdinand I VAM: King of Romania, dies at 61
  • 07-23Saad Zaghlul: Egyptian parliament chairman, dies at 74
  • 07-25Matilde Serao [Tuffolina]: Italian writer (Land of Cockayne)
  • 07-30Robert Marquies de Flers: French writer (Monsieur Bretonneau)
  • 08-04John Dillon: Irish nationalist / British Lower house leader, dies at 75
  • 08-13James Curwood: US journalist / writer (Valley of Silent Men), dies at 49
  • 08-17Horace Alderman: United States -- Murderer, hanged

Events in year of 1928

  • 01-011st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio
  • 01-01Algemeene Vereeniging Radio Omroep (AVRO) begins broadcasting (Neth)
  • 01-06Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium animos (against oecumene)
  • 01-10Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky
  • 01-171st fully automatic photographic film developing machine patented
  • 01-23"Abenteuer of brave Soldier Schwejk" premieres in Berlin
  • 01-28Christopher Hornsrud chosen Prime Minister of Norway at age 101
  • 01-301st radio telephone connection between Netherlands and US
  • 01-30Bradman scores 134 not out (225 mins, 13 fours) NSW vs. Vic
  • 01-31Scotch tape 1st marketed by 3-M Company
  • 02-071st solo England to Australia flight takes off (Bert Hinkler)
  • 02-081st transatlantic TV image received, Hartsdale, New York
  • 02-08Scottish inventor J Blaird demonstrates color-TV
  • 02-112nd Winter Olympic games opens in St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 02-192nd Winter Olympic games close at St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 02-19Canadian hockey team wins 3rd consecutive gold medal
  • 02-221st solo England to Australia flight lands (Bert Hinkler)
  • 03-04"Bunion Run" race from LA to NYC begins; It is won by Andy Payne
  • 03-11Netherlands and Belgium tie 1-1 (soccer match in Amsterdam)
  • 03-13450 die in St. Francisquito Valley Dam burst (California)
  • 03-15Mussolini modifies Italy electoral system (abolishes right to choose)
  • 03-19"Amos & Andy" debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)
  • 03-27KGB-AM in San Diego CA begins radio transmissions
  • 03-27US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • 03-27US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • 03-29Yeshiva College (now University) chartered (NYC)
  • 04-0744-yr old New York Ranger GM Lester Patrick replaces his injured goaltender in a Stanley Cup game, and beats Montreal Maroons 2-1
  • 04-09Top-Oss soccer team forms in Oss
  • 04-09Turkey passes separation of church and state
  • 04-12Assassination attempt on King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy

People born in year of 1928

  • 01-01Ernest R Tidyman: Ohio, United States -- Novelist / screenwriter (French Connection)
  • 01-02Dan Rostenkowski: (Rep-D-Illinois,-94)
  • 01-02Gerhard Amanshauser: Writer
  • 01-02Harry Hyams: English immovable goods owner (Center Point)
  • 01-02Howard Caine: Nashville, Tennessee -- Actor (Brushfire)
  • 01-02Tiberiu Olah: Composer
  • 01-02Vaughn Beals: Cambridge, Massachusetts -- CEO (Harley Davidson motorcycle)
  • 01-03Frank Ross Anderson: Canada -- International Chess Master (1954)
  • 01-05Zulfikar Ali Khan Bhutto: President / Premier (Pakistan)
  • 01-07William Peter Blatty: NYC, New York -- Author / director (The Exorcist)
  • 01-08Sander Vanocur: Cleveland, Ohio -- News anchor (NBC Weekend News)
  • 01-09Domenico Modugno: Italy -- Rocker (Polignano A Mare)
  • 01-09Fernand J St Germain: (Rep-D-Rhode Island, 1961- )
  • 01-09Judith Krantz: NYC, New York -- Author (Scruples, Princess Daisy, Dazzle)
  • 01-10Donald Brooks: Fashion designer (Emmy 1983)
  • 01-10Wallace Berry: Composer
  • 01-11Mitchell Ryan: Cincinnati, Ohio -- Actor (Chase, Executive Suite)
  • 01-13David Sheiner: NYC, New York -- Actor (Paul-Mr Novak, Norman-Diana)
  • 01-13Gregory Walcott: Wilson, North Carolina -- Actor (87th Precinct)
  • 01-14Gerald Arpino: Staten Island, New York -- Choreographer
  • 01-16Ezra Sims: Composer
  • 01-16John William Fozard: Aircraft designer
  • 01-16William Kennedy: United States -- Writer
  • 01-17Vidal Sassoon: London, England -- Hair stylist / CEO (Vidal Sasson)
  • 01-19Dainin Katagiri: Osaka, Japan -- Zen teacher - associate of Shunryu Suzuki
  • 01-19Edward Gerard Schurmann: Composer
  • 01-20Peter Donat: Kentville, Nova Scotia -- (Flamingo Road, Different Story)
  • 01-20William Berger: Austria -- Actress (Adventure of Hercules)
  • 01-22Birch Bayh: (Sen-D-Indiana)
  • 01-23Eugene Monti: Italy -- Bobsledder (1968 Olympics - 2 Gold Medals)

People died in year of 1928

  • 01-06Alvin C Kraenzlein: Track star (1900 Olympics - 4 Gold Medals), dies at 51
  • 01-08Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu: Composer, dies at 61
  • 01-11Thomas Hardy: Novelist (Maddening Crowd), dies near Dorchester at 87
  • 01-12Ruth Snyder: 1st woman to die in electric chair
  • 01-13Johan Peter Koch: Danish officer / explorer, dies at 57
  • 01-27Marie Verstraete: Actress (Frou-Frou / Nora), dies at 74
  • 01-29Douglas Haig: 1st Earl Haig / field marshal (WWI), dies at 66
  • 02-04Hendrik A Lorentz: Physicist (L transformation-Nobel 1902), dies at 74
  • 02-15Hubert H Asquith: Premier Great-Britain (1908-16), dies at 75
  • 02-29Adolphe Appia: Swiss set designer / theorist, dies at 65
  • 02-29Armando V Diaz: Italian marshal / Minister of War (1922-24), dies at 66
  • 03-01Albert Herbert Brewer: Composer, dies at 62
  • 03-01Jacob Adolf Hagg: Composer, dies at 77
  • 03-03Jan [Jean] T Toorop: Dutch graphic artist (3 Brides), dies at 69
  • 03-18Paul van Ostaijen: Flemish writer (Outlawed), dies at 32
  • 03-20Fred Rogers: Childrens show (Mr Rogers Neighborhood)
  • 03-27Leslie Stuart: Composer, dies at 64
  • 03-28Giuseppe Ferrata: Composer, dies at 63
  • 03-31Gustave Ador: President of Austria (1919), dies at 82
  • 03-31Medardo Rosso: Italian Sculptor (portraits), dies at 69
  • 04-02Theodore Richards: US chemist (atomic weight, Nobel 1914)
  • 04-05Jane Ellen Harrison: Scholar / archaeologist
  • 04-13Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre: Composer, dies at 36
  • 04-18Henryk Melcer-Szczawinski: Composer, dies at 58
  • 04-24Ferdinand B Hummel: Composer, dies at 72
  • 04-25Pjotr N Wrangel: Russian Baron General, dies at 49
  • 04-29Henrich Federer: Switz, writer (I Switch Off The Light), dies at 61
  • 05-04Barry E Odell Pain: English writer (Punch), dies at 63
  • 05-07Alexander Afanasii Spendiaryan: Composer, dies at 56
  • 05-09Constantin Dimitrescu: Composer, dies at 81