July 1927 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 2 40th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Spaniard Lilí Álvarez 6-2, 6-4 for her first of 8 Wimbledon titles
  • Jul 2 47th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-French final Henri Cochet beats Jean Borotra 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 12 Babe Ruth hits 30th of 60 HRs

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 15 62nd British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 285 at St Andrews

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones
  • 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

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 2 Jerome Meyer, horse trainer
  • Jul 3 Charles Vandenhove, Belgian architect (Standard-Omnisporthal, Luik)
  • Jul 6 [Jan] Hein Donner, Dutch chess master
  • Jul 9 Leonard Patrick "Red" Kelly, NHL hall of famer (Norris trophy)
  • Jul 9 Red Kelly, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jul 10 Don Revie, English soccer manager (Leeds and England)
  • Jul 16 John Warr, England, cricket bowler (avg 281)/president (MCC)
  • Jul 18 Zin Harris, cricketer (father of Chris NZ batsman in 50's & 60's)
  • Jul 22 George Hunter, South Africa, light heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Jul 26 G S Ramchand, cricketer (valuable all-rounder in 33 Tests for India)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 21 J J Lyons, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies