October 1927 in history

October 1927 events chronologically

Oct 4 Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore
Oct 6 Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie
Oct 22 Nikola Tesla introduces six new inventions including a motor with onephase electricity
Oct 25 The Italian luxury liner SS Principessa Mafalda sinks off the coast of Brazil, killing 314

Top 7 most famous people born in October 1927

Oct 7 R. D. Laing Ronald David Laing , usually cited as D. Laing, was a Scottish psychiatrist who wrote extensively on mental illness – in particular, the experience of psychosis. Laing's views on the causes and treatment of serious mental dysfunction, greatly influenced by existential philosophy, ran counter to the psychiatric orthodoxy of the day by taking the expressed feelings of the individual patient or client as valid descriptions of lived experience rather than simply as symptoms of some separate or underlying disorder. Laing was associated with the anti-psychiatry movement, although he rejected the label. Politically, he was regarded as a thinker of the New Left
Oct 8 César Milstein a Argentinian biochemist, ] in the field of antibody research. Milstein shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1984 with Niels Kaj Jerne and Georges F. Köhler
Oct 13 Turgut Özal Prime Minister of Turkey and President of Turkey. As Prime Minister, he transformed the economy of Turkey by paving the way for the privatization of many state enterprises
Oct 14 Roger Moore an English actor. He is perhaps best known for playing British secret agent James Bond in the official film series for seven films between 1973 and 1985. He appeared as Bond in more official Bond films than any other actor, and is the oldest actor to play Bond. Moore also portrayed Simon Templar in The Saint from 1962 to 1969. He is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the charity organisation UNICEF
Oct 16 Günter Grass a German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is widely regarded as Germany's most famous living writer
Oct 18 George C. Scott an American stage and film actor, director, and producer. He was best known for his stage work, as well as his portrayal of General George Patton in the film Patton, as General Buck Turgidson in Stanley Kubrick's Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, and as Ebenezer Scrooge in Clive Donner's 1984 film A Christmas Carol. He was the first actor to refuse the Academy Award for Best Actor , having warned the Academy beforehand that he would refuse it on philosophical grounds
Oct 23 Leszek Kołakowski a Polish philosopher and historian of ideas. He is best known for his critical analyses of Marxist thought, especially his three-volume history, Main Currents of Marxism. In his later work, Kolakowski increasingly focused on religious questions. In his 1986 Jefferson Lecture, he asserted that "We learn history not in order to know how to behave or how to succeed, but to know who we are.”

Top 7 most famous people died in October 1927

Oct 2 Svante Arrhenius a Swedish scientist, originally a physicist, but often referred to as a chemist, and one of the founders of the science of physical chemistry. He received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1903 and in 1905 became director of the Nobel Institute where he remained until his death. The Arrhenius equation, Arrhenius definition of an acid, lunar crater Arrhenius and the Arrhenius Labs at Stockholm University are named after him
Oct 5 Sam Warner a Polish-born American film producer who was the co-founder and chief executive officer of Warner Bros. Studios. He established the studio along with his brothers Harry, Albert, and Jack Warner. Sam Warner is credited with procuring the technology that enabled Warner Bros. to produce the film industry's first feature-length talking picture, The Jazz Singer. He died in 1927, the day before the film's enormously successful premiere
Oct 7 Paul Sérusier a French painter who was a pioneer of abstract art and an inspiration for the avant-garde Nabis movement, Synthetism and Cloisonnism.
Oct 8 Ricardo Güiraldes an Argentine novelist and poet, one of the most significant Argentine writers of his era, particularly known for his 1926 novel Don Segundo Sombra, set amongst the gauchos.
Oct 8 Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria (1845–1927) a member of the Austrian house of Habsburg-Lorraine.
Oct 10 Gustave Whitehead an aviation pioneer who emigrated from Germany to the United States where he designed and built gliders, flying machines and engines between 1897 and 1915. Controversy surrounds published accounts and Whitehead's own claims that he flew a powered machine successfully several times in 1901 and 1902, predating the first flights by the Wright Brothers in 1903
Oct 27 Squizzy Taylor a Melbourne, Australia-based career criminal and gangster who died violently before his 40th birthday. He appeared repeatedly and sometimes prominently in Melbourne news because of suspicions, formal accusations, and some convictions related to a 1919 violent gang war, to his absconding from bail and hiding from the police in 1921–22, and to his participating in a robbery where a bank manager was murdered in 1923