What Happened on August 27, 1909

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 29th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats William Clothier (6-1, 6-2, 5-7, 1-6, 6-1)
  • Jack Chesbro's final Highlander game

Famous Birthdays

  • Lester Young, American jazz saxophonist, born in Woodville, Mississippi (d. 1959)
  • Sidney R. Yates, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1936, 39), born in Gistel, Belgium (d. 1966)