August 1927 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Sport awardTennis Open

30th 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

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

Deaths in Sport

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