Friday, May 21, 2010

Some Events in the Year 1927

FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010

On this day in 1927, Charles Lindbergh touched down in Paris after completing the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. 1927 was quite a year in many ways, and it was a stellar year for the Bambino. Baseball fans know that Babe Ruth smashed his 60th home run that year. Boxing fans know that the famous "long count" heavyweight championship fight between Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey took place in Chicago on September 22, 1927. Movie buffs know that the first full-length talking film, "The Jazz Singer", starring Al Jolson, premiered in New York City in October of 1927. "The Jazz Singer" ushered in a new era in film history and spelled the beginning of the end for silent films.


The Blue Jays lost the second game of their series with Seattle. Now they head to Phoenix for a series with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Well, the fat lady hasn't yet sung for the Montreal Canadiens. She'll have to retreat a little to the background because the Habs defeated the Philadelphia Flyers decisively in the third game of their series. Montreal is still behind 2 games to 1, but things are starting to get really interesting . . .

- Joanne

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