Decades: 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s - 1920s - 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
Years: 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 - 1927 - 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932
January 7 - First transatlantic telephone call - New York City to London
February 23 - The Federal Radio Commission (later renamed the Federal Communications Commission) begins to regulate the use of radio frequencies.
March 11 - In New York City, the Roxy Theatre is opened by Samuel Roxy Rothafel.
April - The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 affects 700,000 people in the greatest national disaster in US history.
April 7 - Bell Telephone Co. transmits an image of Commerce Secretary Hoover which becomes the first successful long distance demonstration of television.
May - Philo Farnsworth transmits first experimental electronic television pictures
May 9 - The Australian Parliament first convenes in Canberra.
May 11 - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the "Academy" in "Academy Awards," is founded.
May 14 - Cap Arcona's launching , Blohm & Voss shipyard, in Hamburg.
May 20 - Saudi Arabia becomes independent of Great Britain (Treaty of Jedda).
May 20-May 21 Non-stop Trans-Atlantic flight from New York to Paris by Charles Lindbergh.
May 23 - The first demonstration of television before a live audience. Nearly 600 members of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers view the demonstration at the Bell Telephone Building in New York.
May 27 - Ford Motor Company ceases manufacturing Ford Model Ts and begins to retool plants to make Ford Model As.
July 24 - The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
August 1 - Formation of the People's Liberation Army during the Nanching Uprising
August 7 - Peace Bridge opens between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.
August 23 - Sacco and Vanzetti executed.
November 12 - Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin with undisputed control of the Soviet Union.
November 12 - The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicular tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City.
December 2 - Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile.
December 30 - Japan's first subway line, the Ginza Line in Tokyo, opens.
German economy collapses
The British Broadcasting Corporation is founded
The Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System (later known as CBS) is formed
Harold Stephen Black invents the feedback amplifier
Year in topic
1920 in film
January 10 - The film Metropolis by Fritz Lang premiers.
October 6 - The first talkie is released - The Jazz Singer starring Al Jolson
The formation of The Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences
1927 in literature
1927 in music
1927 in sports
January 7 - The Harlem Globetrotters play their first game
February 11 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran.
February 11 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles.
January 10 - Gisele MacKenzie, singer
January 10 - Johnnie Ray, singer (+ 1990)
January 17 - Eartha Kitt, actress, singer
January 28 - Hiroshi Teshigahara, director
January 29 - Edward Abbey, environmentalist (+ 1989)
January 30 - Olof Palme, Swedish prime minister (+ 1986)
February 2 - Stan Getz, musician (+ 1991)
February 3 - Val Doonican, Irish singer and entertainer
February 7 - Juliette Greco, singer and actor
February 10 - Leontyne Price, lyric soprano
February 15 - Harvey Korman, actor, comedian
February 20 - Sidney Poitier, actor
February 21 - Erma Bombeck, writer, humorist (+ 1996)
February 21 - Hubert de Givenchy, fashion designer
March 1 - Harry Belafonte, musician and actor
March 1 - Robert Bork, law professor
March 6 - Wes Montgomery, musician
March 6 - Gordon Cooper, astronaut
March 10 - Paul Wunderlich, painter, graphic artist, sculptor
March 10 - Jupp Derwall, football coach
March 11 - Joachim Fuchsberger, actor
March 16 - Vladimir Komarov, cosmonaut
March 16 - Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Senator from New York
March 18 - George Plimpton, writer
March 21 - Hans-Dietrich Genscher, politician
March 24 - Martin Walser, author
March 27 - Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor, musician
March 31 - Cesar Chavez, labor activist (+ 1993)
March 31 - William Daniels, actor
April 6 - Gerry Mulligan, musician (+ 1996)
April 20 - Phil Hill, race car driver
May 9 - Wim Thoelke, show master (+ 1995)
May 13 - Herbert Ross, director (+ 2001)
May 20 - Bud Grant, Canadian and American football coach
May 23 - Dieter Hildebrandt, cabaret artiste
May 25 - Robert Ludlum, science fiction writer (+ 2001)
May 30 - Clint Walker, actor
July 4 - Gina Lollobrigida, actress
August 23 - Dick Bruna, illustrator
August 27 - Althea Gibson, African-American tennis pioneer
August 30 - Geoffrey Beene, fashion designer
October 16 - GŁnter Grass, German novelist
October 18 - George C. Scott, film and stage actor
December 8 - Vladimir Shatalov, cosmonaut
Bob Fosse, choreographer and director
January 18 - Former Empress Carlota of Mexico
June 1 - Lizzie Andrew Borden, notorious figure, thought to have killed her parents with an axe.
June 9 - Victoria Woodhull, feminist, suffragette.
June 14 - Jerome K. Jerome, writer.
August 23 - Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian anarchists.
October 10 - Gustave Albin Whitehead, German-American aviation pioneer.
Physics - Arthur Holly Compton, - Charles Thomson Rees Wilson
Chemistry - Heinrich Otto Wieland
Medicine - Julius Wagner-Jauregg
Literature - Henri Bergson
Peace - Ferdinand Buisson Ludwig Quidde
Heads of state in 1927