August 1927 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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