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1927 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1927
Ab urbe condita2680
Armenian calendar1376
Assyrian calendar6677
Bahá'í calendar83–84
Balinese saka calendar1848–1849
Bengali calendar1334
Berber calendar2877
British Regnal year17 Geo. 5 – 18 Geo. 5
Buddhist calendar2471
Burmese calendar1289
Byzantine calendar7435–7436
Chinese calendar丙寅(Fire Tiger)
4623 or 4563
    — to —
丁卯年 (Fire Rabbit)
4624 or 4564
Coptic calendar1643–1644
Discordian calendar3093
Ethiopian calendar1919–1920
Hebrew calendar5687–5688
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1983–1984
 - Shaka Samvat1848–1849
 - Kali Yuga5027–5028
Holocene calendar11927
Igbo calendar927–928
Iranian calendar1305–1306
Islamic calendar1345–1346
Japanese calendarShōwa 2
Javanese calendar1857–1858
Juche calendar16
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4260
Minguo calendarROC 16
Nanakshahi calendar459
Thai solar calendar2469–2470
Tibetan calendar阳火虎年
(male Fire-Tiger)
2053 or 1672 or 900
    — to —
(female Fire-Rabbit)
2054 or 1673 or 901

1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1927th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 927th year of the , the 27th year of the , and the 8th year of the decade.

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Main article: January 1927
  • January 1 – The Cristero War erupts in Mexico when Catholic rebels attack the government, which had placed heavy restrictions on the Catholic Church.
  • January 7 – The first transatlantic telephone call is made via radio from New York City to London.
  • January 7 – The Harlem Globetrotters play their first ever road game in Hinckley, Illinois.
  • January 9 – A military rebellion is crushed in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • January 15Teddy Wakelam gives the first sports commentary on BBC Radio.
  • January 19 – Great Britain sends troops to China to protect foreign nationals from spreading anti-foreign riots in Central China.
  • January 24 – U.S. marines invade Nicaragua by orders of President Calvin Coolidge, intervening in the Nicaraguan Civil War and remaining in the country until 1933.
  • January 30 – Right-wing veterans and the Republikanischer Schutzbund clash in Schattendorf, Austria, with two fatalities resulting (see also July 15).


Main article: February 1927
  • February – Werner Heisenberg formulates his famous uncertainty principle while employed as a lecturer at Niels Bohr's Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Copenhagen.
  • February 12 – The first British troops land in Shanghai.
  • February 14 – An earthquake in Yugoslavia kills 100.
  • February 19
    • A general strike in Shanghai protests the presence of British troops.
    • In the United States, the silent romantic comedy film It starring Clara Bow, is released, popularising the concept of the "It girl".
  • February 23 – The U.S. Federal Radio Commission (later renamed the Federal Communications Commission) begins to regulate the use of radio frequencies.


Main article: March 1927
  • March 4 – A diamond rush in South Africa includes trained athletes that have been hired by major companies to stake claims.
  • March 7 – The 7.0 Mw Kita Tango earthquake kills at least 2,925 in the Toyooka and Mineyama areas, western Honshu, Japan.
  • March 10Albania mobilizes in case of an attack by Yugoslavia.
  • March 11
    • In New York City, the Roxy Theatre is opened by Samuel Roxy Rothafel.
    • The first armored car robbery is committed by the Flatheads Gang near Pittsburgh.
  • March 13Fritz Lang's culturally influential film Metropolis premieres in Germany.
  • March 24Nanking Incident: After six foreigners have been killed in Nanking and it appears that Kuomintang and Communist Party of China forces would overrun the foreign consulates, warships of the U.S. Navy and the British Royal Navy fire shells and shot to disperse the crowds.[1]


Main article: April 1927
  • April 1 – The U.S. Bureau of Prohibition is founded (under the Department of the Treasury).
  • April 5 – In Britain, the Trade Disputes and Trade Unions Act 1927 forbids strikes of support.
  • April 7Bell Telephone Co. transmits an image of Herbert Hoover (then the Secretary of Commerce), which becomes the first successful long distance demonstration of television.
  • April 12
    • The Royal and Parliamentary Titles Act 1927 renames the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The change acknowledges that the Irish Free State is no longer part of the Kingdom.
    • Kuomintang troops kill a number of communist-supporting workers in Shanghai. The incident is called the April 12 Incident, or the Shanghai Massacre. The 1st United Front between the Nationalists and Communist ends, and the Civil War lasting until 1949 begins.
  • April 14 – The first Volvo automobile rolled off the production line in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • April 18 – The Kuomintang (Nationalist Chinese) set up a government in Nanking, China.
  • April 21 – A banking crisis hits Japan.
  • April 22May 5 – The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 strikes 700,000 people in the greatest natural disaster in American history through that time.
  • April 27
    • The Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmery) are created.
    • João Ribeiro de Barros becomes the first non-European to make a transatlantic flight, flying from Genoa, Italy, to Fernando de Noronha, Brazil.


Main article: May 1927
  • May – Philo Farnsworth of the United States transmits his first experimental electronic TV motion pictures, as opposed to the electromechanical TV systems that others had used before.
  • May 9 – The Australian Parliament convenes for the first time in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. Previously, the Parliament had met in Melbourne, State of Victoria.
  • May 11 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the "Academy" in "Academy Awards", is founded.
  • May 12 – British police officers raid the office of the Soviet trade delegation in London.
  • May 13 – King George V proclaims the change of his title from King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  • May 17 – U.S. Army aviation pioneer Major Harold Geiger dies in the crash of his Airco DH.4 airplane, at Olmsted Field, Pennsylvania.
  • May 18Bath School disaster: a series of violent attacks results in 45 deaths, mostly of school children, in Bath Township, Michigan.
  • May 20 – By the Treaty of Jeddah, the United Kingdom recognizes the sovereignty of Ibn Saud over the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd, the future Saudi Arabia.
  • May 2021Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo, nonstop transatlantic airplane flight, carried out from New York City to Paris, France, in his single-engined aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis.
  • May 22 – A magnitude 8.6 earthquake in Xining, China kills about 200,000 people.
  • May 23 – Nearly 600 members of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers view a live demonstration of television at the Bell Telephone Building in New York City, just over a year after John Logie Baird of Scotland had first demonstrated an electromechanical television system to the members of the Royal Society in London.
  • May 24 – The United Kingdom cuts its diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union due to revelations of espionage and underground agitation.
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May 20: Solo flight New York to Paris


Main article: June 1927
  • June 4Yugoslavia severs diplomatic relations with Albania.
  • June 4–6 – Clarence Chamberlin and Charles Albert Levine take off from Roosevelt Field, New York, and fly to Eisleben, Germany, in the Wright-Bellanca WB-2 Columbia aircraft Miss Columbia, two weeks after Charles Lindbergh's historic solo flight.
  • June 7Pyotr Voykov, the Soviet ambassador to Poland, is murdered.
  • June 9 – The Soviet Union executes 20 for alleged espionage.
  • June 13
    • Léon Daudet, the leader of the French monarchists, is arrested in France.
    • A ticker tape parade is held for the aviator Charles Lindbergh down 5th Avenue in New York City.
  • June 28Iberia Spanish Airlines is established.
  • June 29 – A total eclipse of the sun takes place over Wales, northern England, southern Scotland, Norway, northern Sweden, northmost Finland, and the northmost extremes of Russia.
  • June 29-July 1 – Commander Richard E. Byrd, Bernt Balchen, George Noville, and Bert Acosta take off from Roosevelt Field, New York, in the Fokker Trimotor airplane America and cross the Atlantic to the coast of France, having to ditch there because of bad weather. All four men survive the emergency landing.


Main article: July 1927
  • July 1 – The Food, Drug, and Insecticide Administration (FDIA) is established as a United States federal agency.
  • July 10Kevin O'Higgins, Vice-President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State and Minister for Justice, is assassinated by the anti-Treaty Irish Republican Army in Dublin.
  • July 11 – The 1927 Jericho earthquake strikes Palestine, killing around 300 people. The effects are especially severe in Nablus, but damage and fatalities are also reported in many areas of Palestine and Transjordan such as Amman, Salt, Jordan, and Lydda.
  • July 13 (Wednesday, Tamuz 13, 5687): 12:30 – Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn is freed from the imprisonment which began on June 15 (Wednesday, Sivan 15, 5687) at 02:15 in exile in the Russian town of Kostroma.
  • July 15July Revolt of 1927: 85 protesters and five policemen are left dead after the police in Vienna fire on an angry crowd, mostly members of the Social Democratic Party of Austria; more than 600 people are injured.
  • July 24 – The Menin Gate is dedicated as a war memorial at Ypres, Belgium.


Main article: August 1927
  • August 1 – The Communist Chinese People's Liberation Army is formed during the Nanchang Uprising.
  • August 2 – U.S. President Calvin Coolidge announces, "I do not choose to run for president in 1928."
  • August 7 – The Peace Bridge opens between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.
  • August 10 – The Mount Rushmore Park is rededicated. President Calvin Coolidge promises national funding for the proposed carving of the presidential figures.
  • August 22 – 200 people demonstrate in Hyde Park, London against the death sentencing of Italian immigrant anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti.
  • August 23Sacco and Vanzetti are executed.
  • August 24August 25Hurricane hits the Atlantic Provinces of Canada, causing massive damage and at least 56 deaths.
  • August 26 – Paul R. Redfern leaves Brunswick, Georgia, flying his Stinson Detroiter "Port of Brunswick" to attempt a solo nonstop flight to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He later crashes in the Venezuelan jungle, but the crash site has never been found.


Main article: September 1927
  • September – The Autumn Harvest Uprising occurs in China.
  • September 7 – The University of Minas Gerais is founded in Brazil.
  • September 18 – The Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System (later known as CBS) is formed and goes on the air with 47 radio stations.
  • September 25 – A treaty signed by the League of Nations Slavery Commission abolishes all types of slavery.
  • September 27 – 79 are killed and 550 are injured in the East St. Louis Tornado, the 2nd costliest and at least 24th deadliest tornado in U.S. history.


Main article: October 1927
  • October – The Fifth Solvay Conference, held in the latter half of the month, establishes the acceptance of the Copenhagen interpretation.
  • October 4 – The actual carving begins at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota.
  • October 6The Jazz Singer opens in the United States and it becomes a huge success, although silent films continue to be made for some time.[2]
  • October 8Murderers' Row: The New York Yankees complete a four-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the World Series.
  • October 9 – The Mexican government crushes a rebellion in Veracruz.
  • October 18 – The first flight of Pan American Airways takes off from Key West, Florida, bound for Havana, Cuba.
  • October 25 – The Italian steamer ship Principessa Mafalda capsizes off Porto Seguro, Brazil. At least 314 people are killed.
  • October 27
    • Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands opens the Meuse-Waal Canal in Nijmegen, Holland
    • At 5:50 a.m. a ground fault gives way, causing the mine and part of the town of Worthington to collapse into a large chasm located in Ontario. Nobody is injured in the incident, as the area had been evacuated the night before after a mine foreman noticed abnormal rock shifts in the mine.


Main article: November 1927
  • November 1İsmet İnönü forms a new government in Turkey (The 5th government).
  • November 3November 4 – Floods devastating Vermont cause the "worst natural disaster in the state's history".[3]
  • November 4 – Frank Heath and his horse Gypsy Queen return to Washington, D.C., having completed a two-year journey of 11,356 miles to all 48 of the states (of that time).
  • November 12
    • Mahatma Gandhi makes his first and last visit to Ceylon.
    • Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin with undisputed control of the Soviet Union.
    • The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first vehicular tunnel under the Hudson River linking New Jersey with New York City.
  • November 14 – The Pittsburgh gasometer explosion: Three Equitable Gas storage tanks in the North Side of Pittsburgh explode, killing 26 people and causing damage estimated between $4.0 million and $5.0 million.
  • November 21 – The Colorado state police open fire on 500 rowdy but unarmed miners during a strike, killing six of them.


Main article: December 1927
  • December – The Communist Party Congress condemns all deviation from the general party line in the USSR.
  • December 2 – Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile.
  • December 14Iraq gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • December 15Marion Parker, 12, is kidnapped in Los Angeles. Her dismembered body is found on December 19, prompting the largest manhunt to date on the West Coast for her killer, William Edward Hickman, who is arrested on December 22 in Oregon.
  • December 17 – The United States Navy submarine Template:Ship is accidentally rammed and sunk by the United States Coast Guard cutter John Paulding off Provincetown, Massachusetts, killing everyone aboard despite several unsuccessful attempts to raise the submarine.
  • December 19 –3 Indian Revolutionaries, viz Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil, Thakur Roshan Singh, and Ashfaqulla Khan, are executed by the British Raj. Rajendra Nath Lahiri had been executed two days before.
  • December 27 – Kern and Hammerstein's musical play, Show Boat, based on Edna Ferber's novel, opens on Broadway and then goes on to become the first great classic of the American musical theater.
  • December 30 – The first Japanese commuter metro line, the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, opens.

Date unknown

  • The British Broadcasting Corporation is granted a Royal Charter of Incorporation.
  • Harold Stephen Black invents the feedback amplifier.
  • The Voluntary Committee of Lawyers is founded to bring about the Repeal of Prohibition in the United States.
  • World population reaches two billion.
  • In Britain, 1,000 people a week die from an influenza epidemic.



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Barbara Rush

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Olof Palme

  • January 1
    • Vernon L. Smith, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate
    • Doak Walker, American football player (d. 1998)
  • January 4Barbara Rush, American actress
  • January 5 – Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, American-born Hindu guru (d. 2001)
  • January 10
    • Gisele MacKenzie, Canadian-born singer (d. 2003)
    • Johnnie Ray, American singer (d. 1990)
    • Otto Stich, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 2012)
  • January 13
    • Brock Adams, American politician (d. 2004)
    • Sydney Brenner, South African biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • January 17
    • Thomas Anthony Dooley III, American physician and humanitarian (d. 1961)
    • Eartha Kitt, African-American actress and singer (d. 2008)
  • January 23Jack Quinlan, Chicago Cubs Radio Broadcaster (d. 1965)
  • January 24Lasse Pöysti, Finnish writer and playwright
  • January 25
    • Antônio Carlos Jobim, Brazilian composer (d. 1994)
    • Gregg Palmer, American actor (d. 2015)
  • January 26José Azcona del Hoyo, President of Honduras (d. 2005)
  • January 28
    • Per Oscarsson, Swedish actor (d. 2010)
    • Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director (d. 2001)
  • January 29
    • Edward Abbey, American environmentalist (d. 1989)
    • Don Morrow, American actor and announcer
    • Lewis Urry, Canadian inventor (d. 2004)
  • January 30
    • Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1986)
    • Bendapudi Venkata Satyanarayana, Indian dermatologist (d. 2005)


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Sidney Poitier

  • February 1Galway Kinnell, American poet (d. 2014)
  • February 2
    • Stan Getz, American musician (d. 1991)
    • Doris Sams, American female professional baseball player (d. 2012)
  • February 3
    • Val Doonican, Irish singer and entertainer (d. 2015)
    • Blas Ople, Filipino politician (d. 2003)
  • February 7
    • Juliette Gréco, French singer and actress
    • Vladimir Kuts, Russian runner (d. 1975)
  • February 10Leontyne Price, African-American soprano
  • February 11Nalda Bird, American female professional baseball player (d. 2004)
  • February 12Rita Meyer, American female professional baseball player (d. 1992)
  • February 14
    • Seizō Katō, Japanese voice actor (d. 2014)
    • Lois Maxwell, Canadian actress (d. 2007)
  • February 15Harvey Korman, American actor and comedian (d. 2008)
  • February 16June Brown, British actress
  • February 17John Selfridge, American mathematician (d. 2010)
  • February 20
    • Roy Cohn, American lawyer and anti-Communist (d. 1986)
    • Sidney Poitier, African-American actor and film director
  • February 21
    • Erma Bombeck, American writer and humorist (d. 1996)
    • Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion designer
  • February 23
    • Régine Crespin, French operatic soprano (d. 2007)
    • Ivan Hrušovský, Slovak composer (d. 2001)
    • Mirtha Legrand, Argentinian actress and TV presenter
    • Silvia Legrand, Argentinian actress
  • February 24
    • Mark Lane, American conspiracy theorist (d. 2016)
    • Emmanuelle Riva, French actress
  • February 25Ralph Stanley, American bluegrass banjo player and vocalist (d. 2016)
  • February 26Tom Kennedy, American game show host
  • February 27Lynn Cartwright, American actress (d. 2004)


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Gabriel García Márquez

  • March 1
    • Harry Belafonte, African-American musician and actor
    • Robert Bork, American conservative law professor (d. 2012)
  • March 3Pierre Aubert, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 2016)
  • March 4
    • Philip Batt, 29th Governor of the U.S. state of Idaho
    • Thayer David, American actor (d. 1978)
    • Robert Orben, American magician
    • Dick Savitt, American tennis player
  • March 6
    • William J. Bell, American soap creator (d. 2005)
    • Gordon Cooper, American astronaut (d. 2004)
    • Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)
  • March 8Dick Hyman, American composer and pianist
  • March 10
    • Jupp Derwall, German football player and manager (d. 2007)
    • Marlia Hardi, Indonesian actress (d. 1984)
  • March 11
    • Ron Todd, British trade union leader (d. 2005)
    • Joachim Fuchsberger, German-Australian actor, television host, lyricist and businessman (d. 2014)
  • March 12Raúl Ricardo Alfonsín, former President of Argentina (d. 2009)
  • March 13Robert Denning, American interior designer (d. 2005)
  • March 15
    • Annastasia Batikis, Greek-American female professional baseball player
    • Hanns-Joachim Friedrichs, German journalist (d. 1995)
  • March 16
    • Vladimir Komarov, Russian cosmonaut (d. 1967)
    • Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator from New York (d. 2003)
  • March 17Roberto Suazo Córdova, President of Honduras
  • March 18George Plimpton, American writer and actor (d. 2003)
  • March 20
    • John Joubert, South African–born British composer
    • Earlene Risinger, American professional baseball player (d. 2008)
  • March 21Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German politician (d. 2016)
  • March 23Mato Damjanović, Croatian chess grandmaster (d. 2011)
  • March 24Martin Walser, German author
  • March 25
    • Bill Barilko, Canadian hockey player (d. 1951)
    • Monique van Vooren, Belgian-American actress
  • March 27
    • Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (d. 2007)
    • Barbara Marx Sinatra, American businesswoman and socialite
  • March 29John Robert Vane, British pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
  • March 31
    • César Chávez, American labor activist, United Farm Workers founder (d. 1993)
    • William Daniels, American actor


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Ferenc Puskás

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Éva Székely

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Pope Benedict XVI

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Margot Honecker

  • April 1Peter Cundall, Australian horticulturist and television presenter
  • April 2
    • Rita Gam, American actress (d. 2016)
    • Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer (d. 2006)
    • Kenneth Tynan, English theatre critic (d. 1980)
  • April 3Éva Székely, Hungarian swimmer
  • April 5Chao-Li Chi, Shanxi-born actor (d. 2010)
  • April 6Gerry Mulligan, American musician (d. 1996)
  • April 8Tilly Armstrong (alias Tania Langley and Kate Alexander), British writer (d. 2010)
  • April 10Marshall Warren Nirenberg, American scientist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)
  • April 14Alan MacDiarmid, New Zealand chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
  • April 15Robert Mills, American physicist (d. 1999)
  • April 16
    • Pope Benedict XVI
    • Peter Mark Richman, American actor
  • April 17Margot Honecker, East German politician (d. 2016)
  • April 18
    • Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist (d. 2008)
    • Charles Pasqua, French businessman and politician (d. 2015)
  • April 20
    • Phil Hill, American race car driver (d. 2008)
    • Karl Alexander Müller, Swiss physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • April 26
    • Anita Darian, American singer and actress (d. 2015)
    • Harry Gallatin, American basketballer and coach (d. 2015)
  • April 27Coretta Scott King, African-American civil rights leader, wife of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (d. 2006)
  • April 29Lois Florreich, American female professional baseball player (d. 1991)


  • May 5Pat Carroll (actress), American actress
  • May 9Manfred Eigen, German biophysicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • May 9Wim Thoelke, German television entertainer (d. 1995)
  • May 11
    • Bernard Fox, English actor (Bewitched)
    • Mort Sahl, Canadian-born comedian, political commentator
    • Gene Savoy, American author, explorer, scholar and cleric (d. 2009)
  • May 13Herbert Ross, American film director (d. 2001)
  • May 20Bud Grant, Canadian and American football coach
  • May 22George Andrew Olah, Hungarian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • May 23Dieter Hildebrandt, German comedian (d. 2013)
  • May 25Robert Ludlum, American author (d. 2001)
  • May 26Endel Tulving, Estonian-Canadian experimental psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist
  • May 28Ralph Carmichael, American composer and arranger
  • May 30
    • Clint Walker, American actor
    • Elly Stone, American singer



Jerry Stiller

  • June 3Boots Randolph, American saxophone player (d. 2007)
  • June 4Geoffrey Palmer (actor), British actor As Time Goes By (TV series)
  • June 8Jerry Stiller, American comedian and actor
  • June 10Ladislao Kubala, Hungarian football player and manager (d. 2002)
  • June 12Al Fairweather, Scottish jazz musician (d. 1993)
  • June 18Paul Eddington, British actor (d. 1995)
  • June 20Bernard Cahier, French F1 photo journalist (d. 2008)
  • June 21
    • Hugh Rossi, British Conservative politician
    • Carl Stokes, American politician (d. 1996)
  • June 22Karl Schügerl, Hungarian chemical engineering studies
  • June 23
    • John Habgood, British retired Anglican bishop, academic, and life peer
    • Leonid Bogdanov, Soviet Olympic fencer
    • Bob Fosse, American choreographer and director (d. 1987)
  • June 24Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)
  • June 25
    • Arnold Wolfendale, British astronomer
    • Chuck Smith, American pastor (d. 2013)
  • June 26Jerry Schatzberg, photographer and film director
  • June 27
    • Cino Tortorella, Italian television presenter
    • Bob Keeshan, American actor and children's television show host (d. 2004)
    • Bobby Myers, American NASCAR driver (d. 1957)
  • June 28
    • Dick Lane, American professional baseball player
    • Frank Sherwood Rowland, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
  • June 29Pierre Savard, Canadian politician


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Gina Lollobrigida

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Janet Leigh

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Kurt Masur

  • July 1
    • Winfield Dunn, Politician; Governor of Tennessee
    • Leo Klejn, Russian archaeologist, anthropologist and philologist
  • July 3Tim O'Connor, American actor
  • July 4
    • Teresita Castillo, Filipino religious (d. 2016)
    • Derek Bond, English bishop
    • Gina Lollobrigida, Italian actress
    • Neil Simon, American playwright
  • July 6
    • Dolores Claman, Canadian composer and pianist
    • Alan Freeman, Australian-born broadcaster and disc jockey (d. 2006)
    • Janet Leigh, American actress (d. 2004)
    • Pat Paulsen, American comedian and political satirist (d. 1997)
  • July 7
    • Henri Dirickx, Belgian international footballer played
    • Doc Severinsen American musician Johnny Carson Show
    • Henry Kajura, Ugandan administrator and politician
  • July 9
    • Red Kelly, Canadian ice hockey player
    • Richard N. Gardner, United States Ambassador to Spain and the United States Ambassador to Italy
    • David Diop, French West African poet (d. 1960)
  • July 10
    • Jansen José Moreira, Brazilian former footballer
    • David Dinkins, African-American Mayor of New York City from 1989 through 1993
    • William Smithers, American actor
  • July 11Herbert Blomstedt, conductor laureate of the San Francisco Symphony.
  • July 12Frank Windsor, English actor
  • July 13Simone Veil, French lawyer and politician
  • July 14Henri Skiba, French football player
  • July 15
    • Carmen Zapata, American actress (d. 2014)
    • Joe Turkel, American actor
    • Ted Slevin, English professional rugby league footballer
  • July 16Shirley Hughes, English author and illustrator
  • July 17Roy Stuart, American actor (d. 2005)
  • July 18
    • Antonio García-Trevijano, Spanish republican, political activist, and author
    • Kurt Masur, German conductor (d. 2015)
  • July 19
    • Hervé Pinoteau, French historian and royalist apologist
    • Billy Gardner, American former professional baseball player, coach and manager
  • July 20Heather Chasen, English actress
  • July 21Dick Smith, former Major League Baseball infielder
  • July 26Danny La Rue, Irish drag queen (d. 2009)
  • July 28 -- John Ashbery, Poet
  • July 30


  • August 4Jess Thomas, American tenor (d. 1993)
  • August 7
    • Edwin W. Edwards, American politician
    • Carl Switzer, American actor (d. 1959)
  • August 8Johnny Temple, American baseball player (d. 1994)
  • August 9Marvin Minsky, American computer scientist, Turing Award winner (Artificial intelligence) (d. 2016)
  • August 11Stuart Rosenberg, American director (d. 2007)
  • August 12Porter Wagoner, American country singer (d. 2007)
  • August 14Roger Carel (Bancharel), French actor
  • August 18Rosalynn Carter, First Lady of the United States
  • August 19L. Q. Jones, American actor
  • August 20Peter Oakley, also known as geriatric1927, British vlogger (d. 2014)
  • August 25Althea Gibson, African-American tennis player (d. 2003)
  • August 26Ma Jir Bo, Chinese Realism oil painter (d. 1985)
  • August 27Fouad al-Tikerly, prominent Iraqi novelist and writer (d. 2008)
  • August 30
    • Geoffrey Beene, American fashion designer (d. 2004)
    • Bill Daily, American comedian and dramatic actor


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Peter Falk

  • September 3 – Br. John Hamman S.M. (d. 2000), close-up magician, inventor, Marianist brother (d. 2000)
  • September 7Eric Hill, English author and illustrator (d. 2014)
  • September 10Johnny Keating, Scottish musician and songwriter (d. 2015)
  • September 11
    • Vernon Corea, Sri Lankan broadcaster (d. 2002)
    • G. David Schine, American businessman (d. 1996)
  • September 16
    • Peter Falk, American actor (d. 2011)
    • Jack Kelly, American actor (d. 1992)
    • Sadako Ogata, Japanese diplomat, former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • September 19
    • Rosemary Harris, American actress
    • Nick Massi, Former Bassist for 'The Four Seasons' (d. 2000)
  • September 21
    • Owen Aspinall, 45th Governor of American Samoa (d. 1997)
    • Joan Hotchkis, American actress, writer and performance artist
  • September 22
    • Gordon Astall, English footballer
    • Tommy Lasorda, American baseball manager (Los Angeles Dodgers)
  • September 24Arthur Malet, English actor (d. 2013)
  • September 25Sir Colin Davis, English conductor (d. 2013)
  • September 27Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (d. 2006)
  • September 29Adhemar Ferreira da Silva, Brazilian athlete (d. 2001)
  • September 30W. S. Merwin, American poet


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Roger Moore

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Günter Grass

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George C. Scott



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Rama IX

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Kim Young-sam



  • January 9Houston Stewart Chamberlain, English-German author (b. 1855)
  • January 19 – Empress Carlota of Mexico (b. 1840)
  • January 21Charles Warren, British police officer and archeologist (b. 1840)


  • February 4Janko Vukotić, Montenegrin general (b. 1866)
  • February 13Brooks Adams, American historian (b. 1848)
  • February 16Carl Theodore Vogelgesang, American admiral (b. 1869)
  • February 19
    • Fernand de Langle de Cary, French general (b. 1849)
    • Robert Fuchs, Austrian composer (b. 1847)
    • Georg Brandes, Danish critic and scholar (b. 1842)
  • February 26
    • Austin M. Knight, American admiral (b. 1854)
    • Hermann Obrist, German sculptor (b. 1862)


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Saint Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas

  • March 4
    • Ira Remsen, American chemist, discoverer of saccharin (b. 1846)
    • Max Théon, Polish Jewish occultist (b. 1848)
  • March 11Xenophon Stratigos, Greek general (b. 1869)
  • March 14Jānis Čakste, Latvian politician, first president of Latvian Republic (b. 1859)
  • March 17Charles Emmett Mack, American actor (b. 1900)
  • March 22Templin Potts, American naval officer; 11th Naval Governor of Guam (b. 1855)
  • March 23Paul César Helleu, French artist (b. 1859)
  • March 25Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas, Palestinian Catholic nun, canonized (b. 1843)
  • March 27Joe Start, American baseball player (b. 1842)



  • May 2Ernest Starling, English physiologist (b. 1866)
  • May 3Ernest Ball, American singer and songwriter (b. 1878)
  • May 8Charles Nungesser, French aviator and World War I fighter ace (date of disappearance) (b. 1892)
  • May 11Juan Gris, Spanish sculptor and painter (b. 1887)
  • May 25Henri Hubert, French archaeologist and sociologist (b. 1872)


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  • June 1
    • Lizzie Borden, American accused murderer; acquitted of killing her father and stepmother (b. 1860)
    • J. B. Bury, Irish historian (b. 1861)
    • Hannibal di Francia, Italian priest and saint (b. 1851)
  • June 4Robert McKim, American actor (b. 1886)
  • June 9Victoria Woodhull, American feminist and spiritualist (b. 1838)
  • June 11William Attewell, English cricketer (b. 1861)
  • June 14Jerome K. Jerome, English writer (b. 1859)


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Albrecht Kossel

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King Ferdinand of Romania

  • July 5
  • July 8Max Hoffmann, German general (b. 1869)
  • July 9John Drew, Jr., American stage actor (b. 1853)
  • July 20 – King Ferdinand of Romania (b. 1865)
  • July 24Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese poet and writer (b. 1892)
  • July 26June Mathis, American screenwriter (b. 1889)


  • August 13James Oliver Curwood, American novelist and conservationist (b. 1878)
  • August 17Johannes Theodor Baargeld, German painter and poet (b. 1892)
  • August 23
    • Nicola Sacco, Italian anarchist (b. 1891)
    • Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian anarchist (b. 1888)
  • August 24Manuel Díaz Rodríguez, Venezuelan writer (b. 1871)


  • September 1Amelia Bingham, American stage actress (b. 1869)
  • September 5
    • Marcus Loew, American theatre chain founder (b. 1870)
    • Wayne Wheeler, American temperance movement leader (b. 1868)
  • September 14
    • Hugo Ball, German poet, founder of Dadaism (b. 1886)
    • Isadora Duncan, British-based American dancer (b. 1877)
  • September 19Michael Ancher, Danish painter (b. 1849)
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Willem Einthoven


  • October 2Svante Arrhenius, Swedish chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1859)
  • October 5Sam Warner, Hollywood studio executive (b. 1887)
  • October 10Gustave Whitehead, German-born aviation pioneer (b. 1874)
  • October 16David Macpherson, Canadian-born American civil engineer (b. 1854)
  • October 22
    • Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (b. 1876)
    • Ross Youngs, American baseball player and MLB Hall of Famer (b. 1897)
  • October 27Joseph "Squizzy" Taylor, Australian underworld figure (b. 1888)


  • November 1Florence Mills, American cabaret singer (b. 1896)
  • November 4
    • Hawthorne C. Gray, record-setting American balloonist (b. 1889)
    • Valli Valli, actress (b. 1882)
  • November 11Wilhelm Johannsen, Danish botanist, physiologist and geneticist (b. 1857)
  • November 18Emma Carus, American opera contralto, (b. 1879)
  • November 23Alfred III, Prince of Windisch-Grätz, former Prime Minister of Austria (b. 1851)


  • December 17
    • Hubert Harrison, African-American writer, critic, and activist (b. 1883)
    • Rajendra Nath Lahiri, Indian Revolutionary, Hindustan Republican Association (b.1901)
  • December 18Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil, Indian Revolutionary, Hindustan Republican Association (b. 1897
  • December 19
    • Ashfaqulla Khan, Indian Revolutionary, Hindustan Republican Association (b. 1900)
    • Thakur Roshan Singh, Indian Revolutionary, Hindustan Republican Association (b. 1892)

Nobel Prizes


  1. "U.S. and British Warships Shell Cantonese Army". Miami Daily News. March 24, 1927. p. 1.
  2. Bill Bryson (October 1, 2013). One Summer: America, 1927. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-385-53782-7.
  3. [1]

Further reading

  • Charles J. Shindo. 1927 and the Rise of Modern America (University Press of Kansas; 244 pages; 2010).