History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1927

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1927?

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The first transatlantic phone call is made, from this American city to London.7th January
The international match between England and Wales in this sport becomes the first live sports broadcast on the newly created British Broadcasting Corporation.15th January
Twenty three people are killed in gale force winds, recorded as reaching this speed. (to nearest mph)30th January
This man sets a new land speed record at Pendine Sands, driving the Napier-Campbell Blue Bird; it is the last time the record is attained on British soil.4th February
This actress, best known for her long running role as Dot Cotton in Eastenders, as well as roles in Doctor Who and Now and Then, is born.16th February
The Royal and Parliamentary Titles Act renames the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, giving it this name.12th April
This musuem is opened in Cathays Park, Cardiff.21st April
This Welsh club win the FA Cup, beating Arsenal 1-0 and taking the FA Cup out of England for the first time.23rd April
Newcastle United win the First Division, but George Camsell, centre-forward of this team, their local rivals, finishes as top scorer with 59 goals, a Football League record.7th May
This man wins the first World Snooker Championship final, and will continue to win it until 1940.9th May
The signing of the Treaty of Jeddah leads to this country gaining independence from the UK.20th May
This country executes 20 British for alleged espionage.9th June
This England and Yorkshire cricketer becomes the only person to play in 1,000 first-class matches.23rd June
In presenting a record programme, Christopher Stone becomes the first example of this in Britain.7th July
This educational charity is formed for the purpose of discussion and analysis of the past, present and future of a particular broadcast medium.7th September
This political party votes in favour of the nationalisation of the coal industry.5th October
This actor, known for his role in seven Bond films between 1973 and 1985, and as Simon Templar in The Saint, is born.14th October
The first automatic version of these roadside installations are deployed experimentally in Wolverhampton.5th November
This comedian, singer-songwriter and actor, known for his trademark frizzy hair and protruding teeth, and his upbeat greeting of ''How tickled I am!'', is born.8th November
This astronomical event occurs over Northern England and Wales.24th November
There is controversy over the decision to appoint Herbert Sutcliffe, a professional cricketer, as captain of this county cricket side; the decision is later reversed.Undated

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