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Historical Events in September 1927

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 4 Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour

  • Sep 5 Red Sox beat Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings
  • Sep 6 Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Good News" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 6 Red Sox beat NY Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings at Fenway Park
  • Sep 7 Philo Farnsworth demonstrates the first use of his electronic television in San Francisco
  • Sep 7 University of Minas Gerais founded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, by Governor Antônio Carlos
  • Sep 9 Tony Lazzeri Day at Yankee Stadium
  • Sep 10 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Philadelphia, PA: Henri Cochet beats Bill Johnson 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 to clinch a 3-2 win for France and break 7 title US win streak
  • Sep 11 After losing 21 in a row to NY, the Browns win their last meeting, 6-2

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 11 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth hits 50th home run during his MLB record 60 HR season in New York's 6-2 loss to St. Louis Browns at Yankee Stadium

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Sep 12 Sigmund Romberg's musical "My Maryland," premieres in NYC
  • Sep 13 NY Yankees clinch AL pennant after 5-3 win over Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium; Babe Ruth hits HR #52 en route to MLB record 60
  • Sep 13 Waite Hoyt became only 20 game winner of 1927 Yankees
  • Sep 17 Charles Lindbergh visits San Francisco
  • Sep 17 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Frenchman Rene Lacoste successfully defends title; beats Bill Tilden 11-9, 6-3, 11-9
  • Sep 18 The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air. with 18 stations (and WOR as NYC affiliate)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 22 "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
  • Sep 22 Yanks Earle Coombs hits 3 triples

Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 23 "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans", directed by F. W. Murnau, starring George O'Brien and Janet Gaynor, is released (Academy Awards Unique and Artistic Picture 1927)

Actress Janet Gaynor
Actress
Janet Gaynor
  • Sep 24 NHL's Toronto St Patricks become Maple Leafs
  • Sep 24 New York Yankees set a record of 106 victories
  • Sep 26 St James Theater (Erlanger) opens at 246 W 44th St NYC
  • Sep 29 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth ties MLB record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games; New York's 7-4 win v Philadelphia A's and 15-4 rout of Washington Senators
  • Sep 29 Telephone service begins between US & Mexico
  • Sep 29 Tornado strikes St Louis Missouri, 85 die
  • Sep 30 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth smacks his MLB record 60th home run off Tom Zachary in 8th inning of New York's 4-2 win over Washington Senators at Yankee Stadium