On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1930

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 24th Tour de France: French cyclist AndrĂ© Leducq scores first of 2 Tour victories (1932)
  • 25th International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris: Jean Borotra beats American George Lott 5-7, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, 8-6 to give France an unassailable 3-1 lead; ends 4-1

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy [Andrew] White, Scottish drummer, drummed on early Beatles records ("Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You"), born in Glasgow (d. 2015)
  • Ronald Dearing, British civil servant and chairman (British Post Office), born in Kingston upon Hull, England
  • Shirley Williams, British politician (Social Democratic Party), born in London