What Happened on July 2, 1927

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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)
  • Jerome Meyer, horse trainer
  • Ruth Berghaus, choreographer/director