On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1908

Historical Events

  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Maud Barger-Wallach beats defending champion Evelyn Sears 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 for her lone major title

Famous Birthdays

  • David Davis, British radio broadcaster (BBC Children's Hour), born in Malvern, Worcestershire, England (d. 1996)
  • Hans de Jong, musician and conductor (De Damrakkertjes) (d. 1994)
  • João Guimarães Rosa, Brazilian writer (The Devil to Pay in the Backlands), born in Cordisburgo, Brazil (d. 1967)
1908 Highlights

About June 27, 1908

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer