On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1913

Historical Events

  • 11th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon, England: Maurice McLoughlin beats Charles Dixon 8-6, 6-3, 6-2 to give US an unassailable 3-1 lead over the British Isles; US wins, 3-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Eva Jones, German poet and novelist (Taboo), born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • George L. Street III, American Navy Submariner and Medal of Honor recipient, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2000)
  • Mary Green, headmistress (Kidbrooke School), born in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire (d. 2004)
  • Vittorio Sereni, Italian poet (Diario d'Algeria), born in Luino, Italy (d. 1983)
1913 Highlights

About July 27, 1913

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo