Historical Events in August 1927

  • Aug 1 Earliest date for a film to be considered for the Academy Awards
  • Aug 5 Phillies outfielder Cy Williams hits for cycle in just 4 at bats in 9-7 win v Pirates
  • Aug 7 Peace Bridge between US and Canada dedicated
  • Aug 7 US rum smuggler Horace Alderman kills 3

Film release premierFilm Release

Aug 12 "Wings", one of only two silent films - the other being The Artist in 2011 - to win an Oscar for best picture, opens starring Clara Bow (Outstanding Picture 1929)

Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow
Silent Screen Actress
Clara Bow

Sports record brokenBaseball Event

Aug 16 1st HR hit out of Comiskey Park Chicago (NY Yankee Babe Ruth)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Aug 19 Metropolitan Sergius proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet state.
  • Aug 21 4th Pan-African Congress meets (NYC)
  • Aug 22 Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers
  • Aug 27 Parks College, America's oldest aviation school, opens

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 30 41st U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Betty Nuthall Shoemaker (6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall