August 1927 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 5 Phillies Cy Williams hits for cycle in just 4 at bats

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 16 1st HR hit out of Comiskey Park Chicago (NY Yankee Babe Ruth)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 30 41st U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Betty Nuthall Shoemaker (6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 7 Art Houtteman, American baseball player (d. 2003)
  • Aug 8 Johnny Temple, American baseball player (d. 1994)
  • Aug 15 Eddie Leadbeater, cricketer (England leg-spinner with an avg of 109)
  • Aug 25 Althea Gibson, Silver SC, 1st African American tennis champion in a major event
  • Aug 27 Liselott Linsenhoff, German FR, equestrian (Olympic-gold-1972)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 5 Tom Groube, cricketer (Test for Australia 1880), dies