1927 events in history

Jan 1 The Cristero War begins in Mexico
Jan 1 Turkey adopts the Gregorian calendar: December 18, 1926 (Julian), is immediately followed by January 1, 1927 (Gregorian)
Jan 2 Angered by the anti-clerical provisions of the Mexican Constitution of 1917, Catholic rebels in Mexico rebelled against the government
Jan 7 The first transatlantic telephone service is established – from New York, New York to London, United Kingdom
Jan 9 A fire at the Laurier Palace movie theatre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, kills 78 children
Jan 10 Fritz Lang's futuristic film Metropolis is released in Germany
Jan 11 Louis B. Mayer, head of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announces the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at a banquet in Los Angeles, California
Jan 22 Teddy Wakelam gives the first live radio commentary of a football match anywhere in the world, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United at Highbury
Jan 27 Ibn Saud takes the title of King of Nejd
Feb 23 German theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg writes a letter to fellow physicist Wolfgang Pauli, in which he describes his uncertainty principle for the first time
Feb 23 U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs a bill by Congress establishing the Federal Radio Commission (later replaced by the Federal Communications Commission) which was to regulate the use of radio frequencies in the United States
Mar 11 In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre
Mar 24 Nanking Incident: Foreign warships bombard Nanjing, China, in defense of the foreign citizens within the city
Apr 7 First long-distance public television broadcast (from Washington, D.C., to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover)
Apr 12 April 12 Incident: Chiang Kai-shek orders the Communist Party of China members executed in Shanghai, ending the First United Front
Apr 14 The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden
Apr 15 The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, the most destructive river flood in U.S. history, begins
Apr 19 Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex
Apr 23 Cardiff City defeat Arsenal in the FA Cup Final, the only time it has been won by a team not based in England
Apr 27 Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmery) are created
Apr 30 The Federal Industrial Institute for Women opens in Alderson, West Virginia, as the first women's federal prison in the United States
Apr 30 Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood
May 1 The first cooked meals on a scheduled flight are introduced on an Imperial Airways flight from London to Paris
May 1 The Union Labor Life Insurance Company is founded by the American Federation of Labor
May 8 Attempting to make the first non-stop transatlantic flight from Paris to New York, French war heroes Charles Nungesser and François Coli disappear after taking off aboard The White Bird biplane
May 9 The Australian Parliament first convenes in Canberra
May 11 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded
May 18 The Bath School disaster: forty-five people are killed by bombs planted by a disgruntled school-board member in Michigan
May 18 After being founded for 20 years, the Government of the Republic of China approves Tongji University to be among the first national universities of the Republic of China
May 20 Treaty of Jeddah: the United Kingdom recognizes the sovereignty of King Ibn Saud in the Kingdoms of Hejaz and Nejd, which later merge to become the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
May 20 At 07:52 Charles Lindbergh takes off from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New York, on the world's first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. He touched down at Le Bourget Field in Paris at 22:22 the next day
May 21 Charles Lindbergh touches down at Le Bourget Field in Paris, completing the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean
May 27 The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A
May 31 The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles
Jun 13 Aviator Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker-tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City
Jun 26 The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island
Jun 27 Prime Minister of Japan Tanaka Giichi leads a conference to discuss Japan's plans for China; later, a document detailing these plans, the "Tanaka Memorial" is leaked, although it is now considered a forgery
Jun 29 The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first transpacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii
Jun 29 First test of Wallace Turnbull's controllable pitch propeller
Jul 4 The Lockheed Vega first flew
Jul 15 Massacre of July 15, 1927: Eighty-nine protesters are killed by the Austrian police in Vienna
Jul 16 Augusto César Sandino leads a raid on U.S. Marines and Nicaraguan Guardia Nacional that had been sent to apprehend him in the village of Ocotal, but is repulsed by one of the first dive-bombing attacks in history
Jul 23 The first station of the Indian Broadcasting Company goes on the air in Bombay
Jul 24 The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres
Aug 1 The Nanchang Uprising marks the first significant battle in the Chinese Civil War between the Kuomintang and Chinese Communist Party. This day is commemorated as the anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army
Aug 7 The Peace Bridge opens between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York
Aug 8 The predecessor to the Philippine Stock Exchange opens
Aug 16 The Dole Air Race begins from Oakland, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, during which six out of the eight participating planes crash or disappear
Aug 19 Metropolitan Sergius proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet Union
Aug 23 Italian Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti are executed after a lengthy, controversial trial