On This Day

What Happened on September 22, 1927

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing 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

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 soccer forward (2 caps; Birmingham City 235 games, 59 goals), born in Horwich, England (d. 2020)

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
1927 Highlights

About September 22, 1927

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo