On This Day

What Happened on September 22, 1927

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey for the 2nd time in 10 for heavyweight boxing title; dubbed the "Long count" fight

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 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 footballer, born in Horwich

Person of interestTommy Lasorda

Tom Lasorda [Thomas], baseball manager (LA Dodgers), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania

Baseball Manager Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tommy Lasorda

Famous Deaths

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