July 1927 in Sport

Events in Sport


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 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 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 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, Canadian retired player, coach, and NHL hall of fame member (1969), born in Simcoe, Ontario
  • Jul 10 Don Revie, English footballer and soccer manager (Leeds and England), born in Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1989)
  • Jul 16 John Warr, English cricket bowler (avg 281) and president (MCC), born in Ealing, Middlesex, England (d. 2016)
  • Jul 18 Zin [Parke Gerald Zinzan] Harris, New Zealand cricketer (father of Chris NZ batsman in 50's & 60's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1991)
  • Jul 22 George Hunter, South Africa, light heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Jul 26 Gulabrai Ramchand, Indian cricketer (valuable all-rounder in 33 Tests for India), born in Karachi, Sind, British India (d. 2003)

Deaths in Sport

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