Who was Time magazine’s first Man of the Year in 1927?
Answer: Charles Lindbergh was named Time magazine’s first “Man of the Year” in 1927. The tradition of selecting a Man of the Year began in 1927, with Time editors contemplating newsworthy stories possible during a slow news week. The idea was also an attempt to remedy the editorial embarrassment earlier that year for not having aviator Charles Lindbergh on its cover following his historic trans-Atlantic flight. By the end of the year, it was decided that a cover story featuring Lindbergh as the Man of the Year would serve both purposes.
Charles Lindbergh: 1927. Lindbergh was TIME’s first Man of the Year, for making the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20–21, 1927. For that 33 1/2-hour flight, Lindbergh was honored with awards, medals and parades throughout the world.