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< MCMXXVII = 1927 >

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Events in 1927

10 January: Fritz Lang's dystopian “Metropolis”, the most expensive silent film ever made at 5 million Reichsmark, is premiered in Berlin, 153 minutes long.
14 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.
2 February: This Chinese New Year the Tiger makes way for the Year of the Rabbit.
14 February: The silent movie “The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog”, the first real Hitchcock film, is released in the United Kingdom.
20 February: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1345 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
22 March: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
17 April: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.
18 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
20 May: American aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh flies solo and non-stop from to New York to Paris in 33½ hours.
27 May: At the signing of the Treaty of Jeddah, the United Kingdom recognizes the sovereignty of king Abdul Aziz over Hejaz and Nejd, later renamed Saudi Arabia.
29 May: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
5 June: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
7 September: American inventor Philo Farnsworth builds a working prototype of the first fully electronic television system at his laboratory in San Francisco.
15 September: Herman Gorter, Dutch poet, dies in Sint-Joost-ten-Node at age 62.
30 September: The first line of the Tokyo subway system is opened.
5 October: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
6 October: “The Jazz Singer” premieres, marking the advent of talking movies.
12 November: Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, to be exiled to Kazakhstan next January and expelled from the Soviet Union to Turkey in February 1929.
1 December: Norwegian explorer Lars Christensen lands on Bouvet Island, the most remote island in the world, first seen by Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier in 1739, to claim it for Norway.
24 December: Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.
29 December: Javanese fishermen notice steam and ash coming from the water surface in the Sunda Strait where 44 years earlier the Krakatau volcano disappeared in a large eruption, announcing the birth of Anak Krakatau.

People in 1927

Time Person of the Year
American aviator Charles Lindbergh, Time Man of the Year.
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Claus von Stauffenberg, John D. Rockefeller, Karl Benz, Thomas Edison, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Leoš Janáček, George Eastman, Nikola Tesla, George Bernard Shaw, Charles Eastman, Max Planck, Sigmund Freud, Willem Kloos, Frederik van Eeden, Paul Nipkow, Rabindranath Tagore, Fridtjof Nansen, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Marie Curie, Maxim Gorky, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Alfred Wegener, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Maynard Keynes, Khalil Gibran, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T.E. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Fokker, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Hermann Göring, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, Joseph Goebbels, J. Slauerhoff, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Hendrik Marsman, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Walt Disney, Ernest Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Enrico Fermi, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Jan Campert, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, George Orwell, John von Neumann, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dag Hammarskjöld, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Ian Fleming, Albert Broccoli, U Thant, Wernher von Braun, Alan Turing, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Britten, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Édith Piaf, Arthur C. Clarke, John F. Kennedy, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Anwar Sadat, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Maria Callas, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Malcolm X, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II and Dario Fo celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1927

The year 1927 was a common year starting on a Saturday, just like 1831, 1842, 1853, 1859, 1870, 1881, 1887, 1898, 1910 and 1921 in the century before it and 1938, 1949, 1955, 1966, 1977, 1983, 1994, 2005, 2011 and 2022 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.

Calculating time

The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.

URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1927 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 20 August 2017.
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