On This Day

Sports Stars Born in August 1927

  • Aug 7 Art Houtteman, American baseball player, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2003)
  • Aug 8 Johnny Temple, American baseball player (d. 1994)
  • Aug 8 Melvin F. Stute, American thoroughbred racehorse trainer (Preakness Stakes 1986, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies 1986, Breeders' Cup Sprint 1987), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • Aug 15 Eddie Leadbeater, English cricketer (England leg-spinner with an avg of 109), born in Lockwood, West Yorkshire, England (d. 2011)
  • Aug 15 Wesley Mouzon, American boxer / trainer (Roy Jones Jr), born in Kingstree, South Carolina (d. 2003)

Althea Gibson

Aug 25 Althea Gibson, American tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Clarendon Country, South Carolina (d. 2003)

  • Aug 27 Liselott Linsenhoff, German equestrian rider (Olympic gold 1968, 72), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1999)

About August 1927

How Old? 94 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Signs: Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22), Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)