August 1927 in history

August 1927 events chronologically

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
Aug 27 Five Canadian women file a petition to the Supreme Court of Canada, asking, "Does the word 'Persons' in Section 24 of the British North America Act, 1867, include female persons?"

Top 7 most famous people born in August 1927

Aug 7 Edwin Edwards an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 7th congressional district from 1965 to 1972 and as the 50th Governor of Louisiana for four terms , twice as many elected terms as any other Louisiana chief executive. He served a total of sixteen years in office, the sixth-longest serving gubernatorial tenure in post-Constitutional U.S. history at 5,784 days
Aug 9 Marvin Minsky an American cognitive scientist in the field of artificial intelligence , co-founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's AI laboratory, and author of several texts on AI and philosophy.
Aug 9 Robert Shaw (British actor) an English actor and novelist. With his menacing mutter and intimidating demeanor, he was often cast as a villain. He is best remembered for his performances in From Russia with Love , A Man for All Seasons , The Sting , the original The Taking of Pelham One Two Three , Black Sunday , Force 10 from Navarone , The Deep and Jaws , in which he played the shark hunter Quint
Aug 18 Rosalynn Carter the wife of the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter and in that capacity served as the First Lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981. She has for decades been a leading advocate for numerous causes, perhaps most prominently for mental health research. She was politically active during her White House years, sitting in on Cabinet and policy meetings as well as serving as her husband's closest adviser. She also served as an envoy abroad, most notably to Latin America
Aug 21 Thomas S. Monson an American religious leader and author, and the sixteenth and current President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As president, Monson is considered by adherents of the religion to be a "prophet, seer, and revelator". A printer by trade, Monson has spent most of his life engaged in various church leadership positions and in public service
Aug 24 Harry Markowitz an American economist, and a recipient of the 1989 John von Neumann Theory Prize and the 1990 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Aug 25 Althea Gibson an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title. The following year she won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals , then won both again in 1958, and was voted Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press in both years. In all she won 11 Grand Slam tournaments, including six doubles titles, and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame. "She is one of the greatest players who ever lived," said Robert Ryland, a tennis contemporary and former coach of Venus and Serena Williams. "Martina couldn't touch her. I think she'd beat the Williams sisters." In the early 1960s she also became the first black player to compete on the women's professional golf tour

Top 7 most famous people died in August 1927

Aug 3 Edward B. Titchener a British psychologist who studied under Wilhelm Wundt for several years. Titchener is best known for creating his version of psychology that described the structure of the mind: structuralism. He created the largest doctoral program in the United States after becoming a professor at Cornell University, and his first graduate student, Margaret Floy Washburn, became the first woman to be granted a PhD in psychology
Aug 4 Eugène Atget a French flâneur and a pioneer of documentary photography, noted for his determination to document all of the architecture and street scenes of Paris before their disappearance to modernization. Most of his photographs were first published by Berenice Abbott after his death. An inspiration for the surrealists and other artists, his genius was only recognized by a handful of young artists in the last two years of his life, and he did not live to see the wide acclaim his work would eventually receive
Aug 17 Erik Ivar Fredholm a Swedish mathematician whose work on integral equations and operator theory foreshadowed the theory of Hilbert spaces.
Aug 21 William Burnside an English mathematician. He is known mostly as an early researcher in the theory of finite groups
Aug 23 Sacco and Vanzetti Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were Italian-born anarchists who were convicted of murdering two men during the armed robbery of a shoe factory in Braintree, Massachusetts, United States in 1920.
Aug 23 Saad Zaghloul an Egyptian revolutionary, and statesman. Zaghloul was the leader of Egypt's nationalist Wafd Party. He served as Prime Minister of Egypt from 26 January 1924 to 24 November 1924
Aug 31 Andranik an Armenian military commander and statesman, the best known fedayi and a key figure of the Armenian national liberation movement. He became active in an armed struggle against the Ottoman government and Kurdish irregulars in the late 1880s. He joined the Armenian Revolutionary Federation party and, along with other fedayi , sought to defend the Armenian peasantry living in their ancestral homeland, an area known as Turkish Armenia—at the time part of the Ottoman Empire. His revolutionary activities ceased and he left the Ottoman Empire after the unsuccessful uprising in Sasun in 1904. In 1907, Andranik left Dashnaktustyun because he disapproved of its cooperation with the Young Turks, a party which years later perpetrated the Armenian Genocide. In 1912–1913, together with Garegin Nzhdeh, Andranik led few hundred Armenian volunteers within the Bulgarian army against the Ottomans during the First Balkan War