April 1927 in history

April 1927 events chronologically

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

Top 7 most famous people born in April 1927

Apr 2 Ferenc Puskás a Hungarian footballer and manager, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He scored 84 goals in 85 international matches for Hungary, and 514 goals in 529 matches in the Hungarian and Spanish leagues. He became Olympic champion in 1952 and led his nation to the final of the 1954 World Cup where he was named the tournament's best player. He won three European Cups , 10 national championships and 8 top individual scoring honors
Apr 10 Marshall Warren Nirenberg an American biochemist and geneticist. He shared a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 with Har Gobind Khorana and Robert Holley for "breaking the genetic code" and describing how it operates in protein synthesis. In the same year, together with Har Gobind Khorana, he was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University
Apr 14 Alan MacDiarmid a chemist, and one of three recipients of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2000.
Apr 16 Pope Benedict XVI pope of the Catholic Church, having served from 2005 until his resignation in 2013. Benedict was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave following the death of Pope John Paul II and was inaugurated on 24 April 2005
Apr 18 Samuel P. Huntington an influential conservative political scientist from the United States of America whose works covered multiple sub-fields of political science. He gained wider prominence through his Clash of Civilizations thesis of a post-Cold War new world order
Apr 18 Tadeusz Mazowiecki a Polish author, journalist, philanthropist and Christian-democratic politician, formerly one of the leaders of the Solidarity movement, and the first non-communist Polish prime minister since 1946.
Apr 27 Coretta Scott King an American author, activist, and civil rights leader. The widow of Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King helped lead the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. King often participated in many of her husband's exploits and goals during the battle for African-American equality. King met the future civil rights leader while in college and the two quickly escalated to the center of the movement

Top 7 most famous people died in April 1927

Apr 9 Georg Ossian Sars a Norwegian marine and freshwater biologist.
Apr 12 Giuseppe Moscati an Italian doctor, scientific researcher, and university professor noted both for his pioneering work in biochemistry and for his piety. Moscati was canonized by the Catholic Church in 1987; his feast day is November 16
Apr 15 Gaston Leroux a French journalist and author of detective fiction.
Apr 15 Henry Holiday an English historical genre and landscape painter, stained glass designer, illustrator and sculptor. He is considered to be a member of the Pre-Raphaelite school of art
Apr 20 Enrique Simonet a Spanish painter.
Apr 21 Hugo Schuchardt an eminent linguist, best known for his work in the Romance languages, the Basque language, and in mixed languages, including pidgins, creoles, and the Lingua franca of the Mediterranean.
Apr 28 Li Dazhao a Chinese intellectual who co-founded the Communist Party of China with Chen Duxiu in 1921.