On This Day

Historical Events in July 1927

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

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

  • Jul 2 Jericho Earthquake in Palestine kills about 500
  • Jul 2 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-French final Henri Cochet wins first of 2 Wimbledon singles crowns; beats Jean Borotra 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5

Historic Event

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

  • Jul 4 First flight of the Lockheed Vega.
  • Jul 9 William T Francis named US minister to Liberia

Baseball Record

Jul 12 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth half way to his MLB record of 60 home runs; smacks #30 of Joe Shaute in 9th inning in New York's 7-0 win over Cleveland Indians at Dunn Field

  • Jul 14 1st commercial airplane flight in Hawaii

British Golf Open

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

  • Jul 15 Massacre in Vienna: 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police
  • Jul 16 Augusto César Sandino begins 5½ year war against US occupation of Nicaragua
  • Jul 17 21st Tour de France: Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg claims first of 2 consecutive titles by 1h 48' 21" from Belgian Maurice De Waele

Sports History

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

  • 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