What Happened in June 1927

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Peace Bridge between US & Canada opens
  • Jun 4 1st Ryder Cup: US beats England, 9½-2½ at Worcester Country Club (Worcester, Massachusetts, US)
  • Jun 4 Johnny Weissmuller set swim records in 100-yard & 200-yard free-style
  • Jun 5 Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard & 200-yard free-style swim record
  • Jun 5 32nd Men's French Championships: Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden (6-4, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 11-9)
  • Jun 5 32nd Women's French Championships: Kornelia Bouman beats Irene Peacock (6-2, 6-4)
  • Jun 8 Tony Lazzeri hits 3 HRs Yanks beat White Sox 12-11
  • Jun 11 59th Belmont: Earl Sande riding Chance Shot wins in 2:32.6

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 11 Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th of 60 HRs

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 11 Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jun 18 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000 m: 5:24.6

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 23 Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jun 25 WVO soccer team forms in Oosterhout
  • Jun 26 Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke approaches within 0.0394 AUs of Earth
  • Jun 26 The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island
  • Jun 29 1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii
  • Jun 29 First test of Wallace Turnbull's controllable pitch propeller.
  • Jun 30 Augusto Cesar Sandino issues his Manifesto Politico
  • Jun 30 US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota closes

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Andre Vandernoot, Flemish conductor (Royal Flemish Opera)
  • Jun 2 Phillip Burton, historian (Vanishing Eagles)
  • Jun 2 W. Watts Biggers, American novelist and animator, (d. 2013)
  • Jun 3 Boots Randolph, saxophonist (Yakety Sax), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Jun 4 Geoffrey Palmer, British actor (Smacks & Thistle)
  • Jun 4 Priscilla Morrill, Medford Mass, actress (Edie Grant-Mary Tyler Moore)
  • Jun 7 Martin Carter, poet/critic
  • Jun 7 Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver (d. 1953)
  • Jun 8 Dame Anne Warburton, 1st British female ambassador (1976) and President of Lucy Cavendish College (Cambridge) (d. 2015)
  • Jun 8 David Hobman, director (Age Concern England)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 8 Jerry Stiller, American comedian (Frank Constanza-Seinfeld), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian Jerry Stiller
Comedian
Jerry Stiller
  • Jun 8 Michael Levey, director (British National Gallery)
  • Jun 9 Franco Donatoni, composer
  • Jun 9 Norman Sisisky, (Rep-D-VA, 1983- )
  • Jun 10 Michael Walsh, major-general/director (Overseas Relations)
  • Jun 10 Lin Yang-kang, Chinese politician
  • Jun 10 Ladislao Kubala, Hungarian-born footballer (d. 2002)
  • Jun 11 Beryl Grey, prima ballerina
  • Jun 11 Eric St Eval Atkinson, cricketer (bro of Denis WI pace bowler 1958-59)
  • Jun 11 John Aspinall, owner (casino, zoos)
  • Jun 11 Josef Anton Reidl, composer
  • Jun 11 Marcus Fox, conservative MP/chairman (1922 Committee)
  • Jun 12 Henry Slesar, headwriter (Edge of Night), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 12 Timir Pinegin, sailor (Olympic gold 1960), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2013)
  • Jun 13 Knut Wiggen, Norwegian computer music pioneer and composer, born in Buvika (d. 2016)
  • Jun 13 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, born in Kempsey, New South Wales (d. 2003)
  • Jun 15 Hugo Pratt, graphic artist
  • Jun 15 Ibn-e-Insha, Pakistani humourist and Urdu poet (d. 1978)
  • Jun 16 Robert Matthews, master (Clare College Cambridge England)
  • Jun 16 Tom [Thomas] Graveney, English cricket batsman, born in Riding Mill, Northumberland (d. 2015)
  • Jun 17 Austin J Murphy, (Rep-D-PA, 1977- )
  • Jun 17 Lucio Fulci, Italian director "Godfather of Gore", born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • Jun 17 Martin Böttcher, German conductor
  • Jun 18 Dennis Landau, CEO (Cooperative Wholesale Society)
  • Jun 18 John Phillipps Kenyon, historian/teacher
  • Jun 18 Paul Eddington, actor (Devil Rides Out, Devil's Bride)
  • Jun 18 Simeon Pironkov, composer
  • Jun 19 Karel Kupka, Czech composer, born in Rychvald
  • Jun 20 John M Dengler, jazz bass sax/trumpet/trombone
  • Jun 21 Carl Burton Stokes, (Mayor-Cleve)/TV newscaster, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jun 21 Jackie Collum, baseball player
  • Jun 22 Ann Petersen, Belgian actress (d. 2003)
  • Jun 23 Bob Fosse, choreographer/director (Cabaret, Damn Yankees), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 24 Joseph Pierce Jr, horse trainer
  • Jun 24 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist (Nobel 1995), born in New York, (d. 2014)
  • Jun 26 Leslie Carpenter, CEO (Reed International)
  • Jun 27 Bob Keeshan, Lynbrook NY, aka Capt Kangaroo/Clarabelle (Good Morning)
  • Jun 27 Peter Bayliss, Thames England, actor (From Russia With Love)
  • Jun 27 Robert Casey, actor (Henry-Aldrich Family Show), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jun 28 Theo van Tijn, Dutch marxist/social-historian
  • Jun 28 Frank Rowland, Newport Beach, California, Nobel laureate in chemistry, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 30 Harvey Vernon, actor (Jasper-Carter Country), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Jun 30 James Goldman, American screenwriter/playwright (The Lion in Winter, They Might Be Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 30 Joseph R Skeen, (Rep-R-New Mexico, 1981- )

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 8 Painter Marcel Duchamp (39) weds Lydie Sarazin-Lavassor

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 12 Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (53) weds Maria Cristina Bezzi-Scali

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 25 Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (24) weds civil liberties advocate Jane Cheney

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Pediatrician
Benjamin Spock

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 J. B. Bury, Irish historian (b. 1861)
  • Jun 2 Eduard GHH Cuypers, architect (De Hooge Vuursche), dies at 67
  • Jun 2 Freidrich Hegar, composer, dies at 85

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 2 Lizzie Borden, American woman acquitted of the murder of her parents, dies at 66

Acquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden
Acquitted Murderer
Lizzie Borden
  • Jun 5 Paul Lacombe, composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 7 Voikov, Soviet ambassador to Warsaw, murdered
  • Jun 7 Edmund James Flynn, Premier of Quebec (b. 1847)
  • Jun 9 Victoria Woodhull, American woman's suffrage leader and first woman to be nominated for US presidency, dies at 88
  • Jun 11 William Attewell, cricket bowler (England in 10 Tests 1884-1891), dies
  • Jun 13 Henry CK "Clan" Petty-Fitzmaurice, gov of India (1888-94), dies at 82
  • Jun 14 Johanna C P Barbiers, actress (Voddenraper of Paris), dies at 79
  • Jun 14 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (b. 1894)
  • Jun 14 Jerome K. Jerome, British author (b. 1859)