On This Day

What Happened in June 1927

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Peace Bridge between US and Canada opens

Ryder Cup

Jun 4 1st Ryder Cup Golf, Worcester CC: US beats Great Britain, 9½-2½; Walter Hagen first American captain; Ted Ray first GB skipper

Sports History

Jun 5 Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard & 200-yard free-style swim record

  • Jun 5 French Championships Men's Tennis: Hometown favourite Rene Lacoste wins 2nd of 3 French titles; beats Bill Tilden 6-4, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 11-9
  • Jun 5 32nd Women's French Championships: Kornelia Bouman beats Irene Peacock (6-2, 6-4)

Sports History

Jun 11 59th Belmont: Earl Sande riding Chance Shot wins in 2:32.6

Baseball Record

Jun 11 Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th homers of MLB season record 60 HRs in New York's 6-4 win over Cleveland Indians at Yankees Stadium

Historic Event

Jun 11 Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Jun 13 Ticker-tape parade welcomes Charles A Lindbergh to NYC
  • Jun 17 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: American-based Scotsman Tommy Armour defeats Harry Cooper by 3 strokes in an 18-hole playoff to win the first of his 3 major titles

Baseball Record

Jun 23 New York future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in Yankees' 11-4 victory over Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park

  • Jun 25 WVO soccer team forms in Oosterhout
  • Jun 26 Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke approaches within 0.0394 AUs of Earth
  • Jun 26 The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island
  • Jun 29 1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii
  • Jun 29 First test of Wallace Turnbull's controllable pitch propeller
  • Jun 30 Nicaraguan revolutionary Augusto César Sandino issues his Manifesto Politico
  • Jun 30 US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota closes

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Andre Vandernoot, Flemish conductor (Royal Flemish Opera)
  • Jun 2 Phillip Burton, historian (Vanishing Eagles)
  • Jun 2 W. Watts Biggers, American novelist (The Man Inside), and animator (Underdog), born in Avondale Estates, Georgia (d. 2013)
  • Jun 3 (Homer) "Boots" Randolph, American session saxophonist ("Yakety Sax"), born in Paducah, Kentucky (d. 2007)
  • Jun 4 Geoffrey Palmer, British actor (A Fish Called Wanda, The Madness of King George, Butterflies, Smacks & Thistle), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • Jun 4 Priscilla Morrill, American actress (Edie Grant-Mary Tyler Moore), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • Jun 7 Martin Carter, Guyanese poet and political activist, born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 1997)
  • Jun 8 Dame Anne Warburton, 1st British female ambassador (1976) and President of Lucy Cavendish College (Cambridge) (d. 2015)

Jerry Stiller

Jun 8 Jerry Stiller, American comedian (Frank Constanza-Seinfeld, Stiller & Meara), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)

  • Jun 8 Michael Levey, English art historian and director (British National Gallery), born in Wimbledon, London (d. 2008)
  • Jun 9 Franco Donatoni, Italian composer, born in Verona, Italy (d. 2000)
  • Jun 9 Norman Sisisky, American politician (Rep-D-VA, 1983-2001), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2001)
  • Jun 10 Michael Walsh, British Army officer (Operation Musketeer), born in Harrogate, England (d. 2015)
  • Jun 10 Lin Yang-kang, Taiwanese politician, born in Niitaka District, Taiwan (d. 2013)
  • Jun 10 László Kubala, Hungarian soccer striker (3 caps Hungary, 6 Czechoslovakia, 19 Spain, 4 Catalonia; FC Barcelona 186 games) and manager (Spain 1969–80), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2002)
  • Jun 10 Eugene Parker, American solar astrophysicist (Parker Space Probe named after him), born in Houghton, Michigan (d. 2022)
  • Jun 11 Beryl Grey, English prima ballerina, born in Highgate, London
  • Jun 11 Josef Anton Reidl, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 2016)
  • Jun 11 Marcus Fox, British Conservative Party MP and chairman (1922 Committee), born in Batley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2002)
  • Jun 12 Henry Slesar, American writer and playwright (The Edge of Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Jun 12 Timir Pinegin, Russian sailor (Olympic gold 1960), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2013)
  • Jun 13 Knut Wiggen, Norwegian computer music pioneer and composer, born in Buvika (d. 2016)
  • Jun 13 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, born in Kempsey, New South Wales (d. 2003)
  • Jun 13 Attila Zoller, Hungarian-American jazz guitarist, educator (Vermont Jazz Center, 1974-98), and inventor (bi-directional pickup), born in Visegrád, Hungary (d. 1998)
  • Jun 15 Hugo Pratt, Italian graphic artist, born in Rimini, Italy (d. 1995)
  • Jun 15 Ibn-e-Insha, Pakistani humourist and Urdu poet (d. 1978)
  • Jun 15 Joji "George" Kawaguchi Japanese jazz drummer and bandleader, born in Fukakusa, Kyoto, Japan (d. 2003)
  • Jun 16 Tom Graveney, England cricket batsman (79 Tests; top score 258; 732 first class games), born in Riding Mill, Northumberland (d. 2015)
  • Jun 17 Austin Murphy, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), born in North Charleroi, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 17 Lucio Fulci, Italian director "Godfather of Gore", born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • Jun 17 Martin Böttcher, German composer and conductor, born in Berlin (d. 2019)
  • Jun 18 John Phillipps Kenyon, English historian, born in Sheffield, England (d. 1996)
  • Jun 18 Paul Eddington, British actor (Devil Rides Out, Devil's Bride), born in Paddington, London (d. 1995)
  • Jun 18 Simeon Pironkov, Bulgarian composer, born in Lom, Bulgaria (d. 2000)
  • Jun 19 Karel Kupka, Czech composer, born in Rychvald
  • Jun 19 Luciano Benjamín Menéndez, Argentine general, Commander of the Third Army Corps (1975-79), and convicted human rights violator and murderer, born in San Martín, Buenos Aires (d. 2018)
  • Jun 20 John M Dengler, American jazz multi-instrumentalist - bass sax/trumpet/trombone (The Intensely Vigorous Jazz Band), born in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania [1]
  • Jun 21 Carl Burton Stokes, African American politician (51st mayor of Cleveland) and TV newscaster, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Jun 22 Ann Petersen, Belgian actress (Home Sweet Home, Pauline & Paulette), born in Wuustwezel, Belgium (d. 2003)
  • Jun 23 Bob Fosse, choreographer/director (Cabaret, Damn Yankees), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 24 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist (1995 Nobel Prize for Physics for discovery of discovery of the tau lepton), born in New York (d. 2014)
  • Jun 26 Leslie Carpenter, British publishing executive and CEO (Reed International)
  • Jun 27 David Hobman, English human right activist and director (Age Concern England) (d. 2003)
  • Jun 27 Bob Keeshan, American actor (Captain Kangaroo), born in Lynbrook, New York (d. 2004)
  • Jun 27 Robert Casey, American actor (Henry-Aldrich Family Show, What to Do on a Date), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jun 27 Johnny "Big Moose" Walker, American electric and Chicago blues pianist, organist, and bass guitar player (Muddy Waters; Junior Wells; Elmore James), born in Stoneville, Mississippi (d. 1999)
  • Jun 28 Theo van Tijn, Dutch marxist/social-historian
  • Jun 28 F. Sherwood Rowland, American Nobel laureate in chemistry 1995, born in Delaware, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • Jun 30 Harvey Vernon [Chet Smith], American actor (Teen Wolf, Jasper-Carter Country), born in Flint, Michigan (d. 1996)
  • Jun 30 James Goldman, American screenwriter and playwright (The Lion in Winter, They Might Be Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • Jun 30 Joe Skeen, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Mexico), born in Roswell, New Mexico (d. 2003)
  • Jun 30 Pat McCormick, American comedy writer (Red Skeleton; Get Smart; The Tonight Show; Don Rickles Show), and actor (Smokey and the Bandit), born in Lakewood, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • Jun 30 Shirley Fry, American tennis player (French Open 1951; Wimbledon,rnUS Open 1956; Australian Open 1957; 11 x Grand Slam doubles titles; world #1 1956), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2021)

Famous Weddings

Guglielmo Marconi

Jun 12 Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (53) weds Maria Cristina Bezzi-Scali

Benjamin Spock

Jun 25 Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (24) weds civil liberties advocate Jane Cheney


Famous Deaths

Lizzie Borden

Jun 1 Lizzie Borden, American woman acquitted of the murder of her parents, dies of pneumonia at 66

  • Jun 1 J. B. Bury, Irish historian (b. 1861)
  • Jun 2 Eduard Cuypers, Dutch architect (De Hooge Vuursche), dies at 67
  • Jun 2 Friedrich Hegar, Swiss composer, dies at 85
  • Jun 5 Paul Lacombe, French composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 7 Voikov, Soviet ambassador to Warsaw, murdered
  • Jun 7 Edmund James Flynn, Canadian politician (10th Premier of Quebec), dies at 79

Victoria Woodhull

Jun 9 Victoria Woodhull, American civil rights activist (1872 presidential candidate, woman's suffrage movement), dies at 88

  • Jun 11 William Attewell, English cricket bowler (England in 10 Tests 1884-1891), dies at 65
  • Jun 13 Henry CK "Clan" Petty-Fitzmaurice, gov of India (1888-94), dies at 82
  • Jun 14 Johanna Barbiers, Dutch actress (Voddenraper of Paris), dies at 79
  • Jun 14 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (the first Italian winner of the Tour de France), dies at 32
  • Jun 14 Jerome K. Jerome, English writer (The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow), dies at 68