On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1927

Historical Events

  • Jericho Earthquake in Palestine kills about 500
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-French final Henri Cochet wins first of 2 Wimbledon singles crowns; beats Jean Borotra 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Spaniard Lilí Álvarez 6-2, 6-4 for her first of 8 Wimbledon titles

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

Famous Birthdays

  • Brock Peters [George Fisher], American actor and singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Ruth Berghaus, choreographer/director
1927 Highlights

About July 2, 1927

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 93 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer