Historical Events in July 1927

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Spaniard Lilí Álvarez 6-2, 6-4 for her first of 8 Wimbledon titles

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Jul 2 Jericho Earthquake in Palestine kills about 500
  • Jul 2 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-French final Henri Cochet beats Jean Borotra 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 Sukarno and friends form the pro-Indonesian independence party, the PNI (Perserikatan Nasional Indonesia) in Batavia, Dutch East Indies

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • Jul 4 First flight of the Lockheed Vega.
  • Jul 9 William T Francis named US minister to Liberia

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 12 Babe Ruth hits 30th of 60 HRs

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jul 14 1st commercial airplane flight in Hawaii

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 15 British Open Golf, St. Andrews: American Bobby Jones retains title; wins wire-to-wire by 6 shots from Fred Robson & Aubrey Boomer

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Jul 15 Massacre in Vienna: 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police
  • Jul 16 Augusto Sandino begins 5½ year war against US occupation of Nicaragua
  • Jul 17 21st Tour de France won by Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 18 Ty Cobb's 4,000th MLB career hit

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jul 24 The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres
  • Jul 27 Mel Ott, 18, hits his 1st league home run (inside the park)
  • Jul 29 1st iron lung installed (Bellevue hospital, NY)
  • Jul 29 Phil Mead scores his 100th 100, Hampshire v Northants