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1927 Trivia

<< - 1926
World Series Champions:
New York Yankees
Stanley Cup Champs:
Ottawa Senators
U.S. Open Golf:
Tommy Armour
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Rene Lacoste/Helen Wills
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Henri Cochet/Helen Wills
NCAA Football Champions:
Illinios & Yale
Kentucky Derby:
The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Josephine Baker, Clara Bow, Dolores Costello, Marion Davies, Dolores Del Rio, Greta Garbo, Myrna Loy, Mary Pickford, Anna May Wong
"The Quote"
"Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet!"
- Al Jolson, in 'The Jazz Singer'

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Charles Lindbergh
Miss America:
Lois Delander (Joliet, IL)

1927 Pop Culture News:
William Wellman used his military experience as a WWI pilot to direct the war drama 'Wings' (1927), the first to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

'The Jazz Singer,' was the first film to use synchronized sound and picture, although the entire film was not an all-sound movie. There were just two scenes with talking, and ten songs that Mr. Jolson sang.

It was based on Samson Raphaelson's 1921 short story 'The Day of Atonement.' It was about a Jewish cantor's son who wanted to get into showbiz. Al Jolson was a cantor's son who got into showbiz BTW.

American Hero, Philo Farmsworth, invented a working television. He beat John Logie Beard, who had a tv-type demonstration in 1925 in London in court for the title and rights.

Another American hero, Charles Lindberg, travelled non-stop on his 'Spirit of Saint Louis' flight on May 2021from New York's Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France.

A tough, durable kind of plastic, polystyrene, was invented.

Edwin Perkins invented kool-aid.

Garnet Carter built the first public miniature golf course, Tom Thumb Golf, on Lookout Mountain in Tennessee.

John W. Hammes made the first garbage disposal unit.

Hans Langseth died, along with the world's longest beard. You can see it at the Smithonian Institute.

Southland Corp (7-11) was founded in Dallas, Texas.

The Ford Motor Company made 15,000,000 Model T cars since 1908, and productions stpped in 1927.

The Habit:
Drinking tasty Kool-Aid.
1st appearances & 1927's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Metal Radio Flyer wagons
Popular Music in 1927 - # 1 Hits of 1927