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On This Day

1927

Events

March 11, 1927

In New York City,...
In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre. The Roxy Theatre was a 5,920 seat movie theater located at 153 West 50th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, just off Times Square in New York City. It opened on March 11, 1927 with the silent film The Love of Sunya, produced by and starring Gloria Swanson. The huge movie palace was a leading Broadway film showcase through the 1950s and was also noted for its lavish stage shows. It closed and was demolished in 1960.
Roxy Theatre, New York City

November 13, 1927

The Holland Tunnel opens...
The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City. The Holland Tunnel is a highway tunnel under the Hudson River connecting the island of Manhattan in New York City with Jersey City, New Jersey at Interstate 78 on the mainland. Unusual for an American public works project, it is not named for a government official, politician, or local hero or person of historical interest, but for its first chief engineer. The tunnel was originally known as the Hudson River Vehicular Tunnel or the Canal Street Tunnel, it was the first of two automobile tunnels built under the river, the other being the Lincoln Tunnel.
Holland Tunnel, New York City, tunnel

December 30, 1927

The Ginza Line, the first subway line in Asia, opens in Tokyo. The Ginza Line is a subway line located in Tokyo, Japan. It is part of the of Tokyo Metro network. The official name is Line 3 Ginza Line. It is 14.3 km long and serves the wards of Shibuya, Minato, Chūō, Chiyoda, and Taitō. On maps, diagrams and signboards, the line is shown using the color orange, and its stations are given numbers using the letter G.
Ginza Line, subway, Tokyo





Births

April 6, 1927
Gerry Mulligan

Gerald Joseph "Gerry" Mulligan was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger. Though Mulligan is primarily known as one of the leading baritone saxophonists in jazz history – playing the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz – he was also a notable arranger, working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, and others.
October 14, 1927
Roger Moore

Sir Roger George Moore KBE, is an English actor, perhaps best known for portraying British secret agent James Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985. He also portrayed Simon Templar in the long-running British television series The Saint.

Deaths

June 14, 1927
Jerome Klapka Jerome

Jerome Klapka Jerome was an English writer and humorist, best known for the humorous travelogue Three Men in a Boat. Jerome was born in Caldmore, Walsall, England, and was brought up in poverty in London. He attended St Marylebone Grammar School. Other works include the essay collections Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow and Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow; Three Men on the Bummel, a sequel to Three Men in a Boat; and several other novels.
October 7, 1927
Paul Serusier

Paul Sérusier was a French painter who was a pioneer of abstract art and an inspiration for the avant-garde Nabi movement, Synthetism and Cloisonnism.
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