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Movie history events from 1927

Peter Pevensie is born. (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)

Don Vito returns to avenge his father's murder; Constanzia 'Connie' Corleone born. (Sicily) (The Godfather: Part II)

Walker's is established. (Iron Man 3)

Okinawa is much quieter. (Okinawa, Japan) (The Karate Kid Part II)

Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness released in cinemas. (King Kong)

Ellis "Red" Redding arrives at Shawshank prison. (The Shawshank Redemption)

The Warner Brothers release the first talking picture "The Jazz Singer"; industry execs predict the new technology will not catch on. (Singin' in the Rain)

H.W. Plainview marries Mary Sunday. (Little Boston, California) (There Will Be Blood)

459 W 104th St is built. (Los Angeles, California) (We Bought a Zoo)

Thursday 24th February: Sidney Poitier is born. (Miami, Florida) (Six Degrees of Separation)

Thursday 24th March: Silent film icon Don Lockwood and his friends Kathy Selden and Cosmo Brown concoct a plan to save his new sound picture "The Dueling Cavelier" after a disasterous preview. They celebrate by singing "Good Morning". When Don walks home, he's caught on a rain storm, which calls for more dancing and singing...in the rain. (Hollywood, California) (Singin' in the Rain)

Tuesday 19th April: Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity. (Mae West)

Sunday 1st May: Doris Florence Binns is born. (New York City, New York) (Kick-Ass 2)

Saturday 21st May: Charles Lindbergh completes the first solo flight across the Atlantic. (Meet Me in St. Louis)

Tuesday 27th September: Despite Il Duce's predictions of an Italian victory, the R.J. Mitchell-designed Supermarine S.5 piloted by RAF Lieutenant Geoffrey Crisp wins the Schneider Trophy for England with a top speed of 281 mph. (Venice, Italy) (The First of the Few)

Friday 30th September: Babe Ruth sets single season record by hitting 60th home run. (New York City.) (The Babe)


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