What Happened in July 1927

Historical Events

  • Jul 2 40th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Lilí Álvarez (6-2 6-4)
  • Jul 2 Jericho Earthquake in Palestine kills about 500
  • Jul 3 47th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: H Cochet beats Borotra (4-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-5)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 Sukarno and friends form the pro-Indonesian independence party, the PNI (Perserikatan Nasional Indonesia) in Batavia, Dutch East Indies

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • Jul 4 First flight of the Lockheed Vega.
  • Jul 9 William T Francis named US minister to Liberia

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 12 Babe Ruth hits 30th of 60 HRs

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jul 14 1st commercial airplane flight in Hawaii

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 15 62nd British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 285 at St Andrews

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Jul 15 Massacre in Vienna: 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police
  • Jul 16 Augusto Sandino begins 5½ year war against US occupation of Nicaragua
  • Jul 17 21st Tour de France won by Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 18 Ty Cobb's 4,000th MLB career hit

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jul 24 The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
  • Jul 27 Mel Ott, 18, hits his 1st league home run (inside the park)
  • Jul 29 1st iron lung installed (Bellevue hospital, NY)
  • Jul 29 Phil Mead scores his 100th 100, Hampshire v Northants

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Hans Eklund, Swedish composer, born in Sandviken (d. 1999)
  • Jul 1 Ruben Gomez, baseball player
  • Jul 2 Brock Peters, actor/singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 2 Jerome Meyer, horse trainer
  • Jul 2 Ruth Berghaus, choreographer/director
  • Jul 3 Charles Vandenhove, Belgian architect (Standard-Omnisporthal, Luik)
  • Jul 3 Ken Russell, England, director (Tommy, Altered States, Gothic)
  • Jul 3 William McMillan, moderator (Gen Assembly of Church of Scot) [or 1/29]
  • Jul 4 Gina Lollobrigida, Subiaco Italy, actress (Trapeze, Falcon Crest)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 4 Neil Simon, playwright (Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Biloxi Blues), born in The Bronx, New York

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Jul 5 W M Diggelmann, writer
  • Jul 6 Charles Whittenberg, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 6 Janet Leigh [Jeanetta Morrison], American actress (Psycho), born in Merced, California (d. 2004)

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh
  • Jul 6 Pat Paulsen, Wash, comedian/presidential candidate (Smothers Bros Show)
  • Jul 6 Susan Cabot, actress (Carnival Rock), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 6 [Jan] Hein Donner, Dutch chess master
  • Jul 6 Nilo Soruco, Bolivian songwriter (d. 2004)
  • Jul 7 Alan J Dixon, (Sen-D-IL, 1981- )
  • Jul 7 Charlie Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer (Louvin Brothers)
  • Jul 7 Doc Severinson, [Carl], Arlington Oregon, bandleader/trumpeter on the Tonight Show
  • Jul 8 Carlo Franci, composer
  • Jul 8 Maurice Hayes, Irish politician
  • Jul 9 Ed Ames, Malden Mass, actor (Mingo-Daniel Boone)
  • Jul 9 Leonard Patrick "Red" Kelly, NHL hall of famer (Norris trophy)
  • Jul 9 Red Kelly, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jul 10 David Dinkins, (1st African American Mayor-D- 1990-93), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 10 Don Revie, English soccer manager (Leeds and England)
  • Jul 10 William Smithers, actor (Witness, Peyton Place, Attack!), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Jul 10 Grigory Barenblatt, Russian mathematician
  • Jul 10 Suzanne Cloutier, Canadian film actor (d. 2003)
  • Jul 11 Herbert Blomstedt, conductor (Oslo Phil 1954-61), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Jul 12 Gualberto T Hernandez, perfect minister Neth Antilles
  • Jul 12 Pavle Merku, Italian-Slovene composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Trieste (d. 2014)
  • Jul 13 Karl I Pelgrom, Dutch sculptor
  • Jul 13 Simone Veil, Pres European parliament (France)
  • Jul 14 John William Chancellor, news anchor (NBC, VOA), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 15 Ann Jellicoe, British theater director and playwright (Knack), born in Middlesborough
  • Jul 15 Carmen Zapata, American actress (Hagen, Viva Valdez, Man & the City), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • Jul 16 John Freeland, Legal advisor UK foreign office
  • Jul 16 John Warr, England, cricket bowler (avg 281)/president (MCC)
  • Jul 16 Shirley Hughes, author/illustrator
  • Jul 18 Kurt Masur, German conductor (New York Philharmonic), born in Breig (d. 2015)
  • Jul 18 Ludwig Harig, German writer, born in Sulzbach
  • Jul 18 Zin Harris, cricketer (father of Chris NZ batsman in 50's & 60's)
  • Jul 19 Jan Myrdal, Swedish writer/journalist (Albania Defiant)
  • Jul 20 Anthony Cavendish, British MI 6 agent/banker
  • Jul 20 Michael Gielen, Austrian conductor/composer
  • Jul 21 Stefan Niculescu, composer
  • Jul 22 George Hunter, South Africa, light heavyweight boxer (Oly-gold-1948)
  • Jul 23 Al[fred] A McCandless, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
  • Jul 23 Elliot McKay See Jr, astronaut, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1966)
  • Jul 24 James J Howard, (Rep-D-NJ, 1965- )
  • Jul 24 Wilfred Josephs, composer
  • Jul 25 Midge Decter, anti woman's lib (Liberated Woman...), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jul 25 Stanley Dancer, harness racer (4 Hambletonians, 3 Trot Triple Crown)
  • Jul 25 Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor (d. 2003)
  • Jul 25 Sadiq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani politician (d. 2000)
  • Jul 26 G S Ramchand, cricketer (valuable all-rounder in 33 Tests for India)
  • Jul 26 M H W Wells, CEO (Charterhouse Japhet)
  • Jul 27 Sat Mahajan, Indian politician
  • Jul 27 Allen Breed, USA, American inventor of the first automotive airbag sensor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 27 Guy Carawan, folk singer and folklorist (popularized "We shall Overcome"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Jul 28 John Ashbery, American poet
  • Jul 29 Harry K V Mulisch, writer (Message to King Rat)
  • Jul 30 Richard Johnson, British actor (Never So Few, Restless, Beyond the Door), born in Upminster (d. 2015)
  • Jul 30 Victor Wong, American actor (d. 2001)
  • Jul 31 Walter Vogt, Swiss writer (Wüthrich) and psychiatrist, born in Zurich (d. 1988)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 27 British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (39) weds Elizabeth Carver in Chiswick, England

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 5 Albrecht Kossel, German physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1853)
  • Jul 7 Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (b. 1846)
  • Jul 9 John Drew Jr., American actor (b. 1853)
  • Jul 10 Kevin O'Higgins, Irish Free State VP, assassinated
  • Jul 13 James E K Aggrey, Ghana/US theologist, dies
  • Jul 20 Ferdinand I VAM, King of Romania, dies at 61
  • Jul 21 J J Lyons, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies
  • Jul 23 Saad Zaghlul, Egyptian parliament chairman, dies at 74
  • Jul 24 Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (b. 1892)
  • Jul 25 Matilde Serao, [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne), dies
  • Jul 30 Robert Marquies de Flers, French writer (Monsieur Bretonneau), dies