On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1927

Historical Events

British Golf Open

British Open Men's Golf, St. Andrews: American Bobby Jones retains title; wins wire-to-wire by 6 shots from Fred Robson & Aubrey Boomer

  • Massacre in Vienna: 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Jellicoe, British theater director and playwright (Knack), born in Middlesborough
  • Carmen Zapata, American actress (Hagen, Viva Valdez, Man & the City), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • Håkon Brusveen, Norwegian cross-country skier (Olympic gold 15 km, silver 4 × 10 km relay 1960), born in Vingrom, Norway (d. 2021)
1927 Highlights

About July 15, 1927

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer