What Happened on July 2, 1927

Historical Events

  • Jericho Earthquake in Palestine kills about 500

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

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

Wimbledon 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


Famous Birthdays

  • Brock Peters [George Fisher], American actor and singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Charlie White American professional baseball catcher (Philadelphia Stars; Milwaukee Braves), born in Kinston, North Carolina (d. 1998)
  • Ruth Berghaus, German choreographer and opera director, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1996)
1927 Highlights

About July 2, 1927

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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