On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1927

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Austin Murphy, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), born in North Charleroi, Pennsylvania
  • Lucio Fulci, Italian director "Godfather of Gore", born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • Martin Böttcher, German composer and conductor, born in Berlin (d. 2019)