On This Day

What Happened on September 22, 1927

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

"The long count" - in a famous boxing rematch, Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey by 10-round unanimous decision at Soldiers Field, Chicago to retain world heavyweight title; crowd 104,943; gate $2,858,660

  • Yanks Earle Coombs hits 3 triples

Famous Birthdays

  • Eligio [Kika] De La Garza, American politician (Rep-D-Texas, 1965-97), born in Mercedes, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Gordon Astall, English soccer forward (2 caps; Birmingham City 235 games, 59 goals), born in Horwich, England (d. 2020)

Tommy Lasorda

Tommy Lasorda, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (World Series 1981, 88; NL Manager of the Year 1983, 88; LA Dodgers 1976-96), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 2021) [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Giannotto Bastianelli, Italian musician and composer, dies at 44
1927 Highlights

About September 22, 1927

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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