Major Events of 1927

  • Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic solo
  • Television invented
  • First commercial trans-Atlantic radio and telegraph service
  • French crosses the South Atlantic
  • Sports Highlights

    New York Giants win National Football League title

    Gene Tunney successfully defends his World Heavyweight Championship in a return bout with Jack Dempsey

    4–13 April — Ottawa Senators defeats Boston Bruins in the 1927 Stanley Cup Finals by 2 games to 0

    Nobel Prizes

    WIELAND, HEINRICH OTTO, Germany, Munich University, b. 1877, d. 1957: "for his investigations of the constitution of the bile acids and related substances"

    BERGSON, HENRI, France, b. 1859, d. 1941: "in recognition of his rich and vitalizing ideas and the brillant skill with which they have been presented"

    The prize was divided equally between: BUISSON, FERDINAND E., France, b. 1841, d. 1932: Former Professor at the Sorbonne University, Paris. Founder and President of the Ligue des Droits de l'Homme (League for Human Rights). QUIDDE, LUDWIG, Germany, b. 1858, d. 1941: Historian. Professor at Berlin University. Member of Germany's constituent assembly 1919. Delegate to numerous peace conferences.

    Physiology or Medicine
    WAGNER-JAUREGG, JULIUS, Austria, Vienna University, b. 1857, d. 1940: "for his discovery of the therapeutic value of malaria inoculation in the treatment of dementia paralytica"

    The prize was divided equally between: COMPTON, ARTHUR HOLLY, U.S.A., University of Chicago b. 1892, d. 1962: "for his discovery of the effect named after him"; and WILSON, CHARLES THOMSON REES, Great Britain, Cambridge University, b. 1869 (in Glencorse, Scotland), d. 1959: "for his method of making the paths of electrically charged particles visible by condensation of vapour"

    Pulitzer Prizes

    Drama: Paul Green ... "In Abraham's Bosom"
    Fiction: Louis Bromfield ... "Early Autumn"
    History: Samuel Flagg Bemis ... " Pinckney's Treaty"
    Public Service: "Canton (OH) Daily News"

    Academy Awards

    Best Production: "Wings"
    Best Director: Frank Borzage ... "Seventh Heaven" & Lewis Milestone ... "Two Arabian Knights"
    Best Actor: Emil Jannings ..."The Way of All Flesh"
    Best Actress: Janet Gaynor ... "Seventh Heaven"