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Major Events of 1927

1927 (Roman Numerals: MCMXXVII) was the 27th year of the 20th century. 1927 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Saturday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1927.
News Events of 1927

Trotsky, Zinoviev and followers expelled from Communist Party in USSR. Stalin takes full control.

Leon Trotsky

Charles Lindbergh makes first solo non-stop trans-Atlantic flight from New York to Paris.

Charles Lindbergh

First full-length "talkie" movie, The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson.

Mae West sentenced to 10 days in prison for obscenity.

First trans-Atlantic telephone call, from New York to London.

Australian Parliament moves to Canberra.

Ford produces the last Model T.

Model T Ford

Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home-runs in a season.

Carving of Mount Rushmore begins.

Mount Rushmore

Werner Heisenberg describes the Uncertainty Principle for the first time.

Holland Tunnel opens linking New York City and New Jersey.

Sports in 1927

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