On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1927

Historical Events

  • 32nd Women's French Championships: Kornelia Bouman beats Irene Peacock (6-2, 6-4)
  • 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

Sports History

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

Swimmer and Actor Johnny Weissmuller
Swimmer and Actor
Johnny Weissmuller

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Lacombe, French composer, dies at 89
1927 Highlights

About June 5, 1927

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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