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June 1927 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sport awardRyder Cup

Jun 4 1st Ryder Cup Golf, Worcester CC: US beats Great Britain, 9½-2½; Walter Hagen first American captain; Ted Ray first GB skipper

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard & 200-yard free-style swim record

Swimmer and Actor Johnny Weissmuller
Swimmer and Actor
Johnny Weissmuller
  • Jun 5 French Championships Men's Tennis: Hometown favourite Rene Lacoste wins 2nd of 3 French titles; beats Bill Tilden 6-4, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 11-9
  • Jun 5 32nd Women's French Championships: Kornelia Bouman beats Irene Peacock (6-2, 6-4)
  • Jun 11 59th Belmont: Earl Sande riding Chance Shot wins in 2:32.6

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 11 Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th homers of MLB season record 60 HRs in New York's 6-4 win over Cleveland Indians at Yankees Stadium

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jun 17 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: American-based Scotsman Tommy Armour defeats Harry Cooper by 3 strokes in an 18-hole playoff to win the first of his 3 major titles

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jun 18 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000 m: 5:24.6

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 23 Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jun 25 WVO soccer team forms in Oosterhout

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 10 Ladislao Kubala, Hungarian-born footballer (d. 2002)
  • Jun 12 Timir Pinegin, Russian sailor (Olympic gold 1960), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2013)
  • Jun 16 Tom Graveney, England cricket batsman (79 Tests; top score 258; 732 first class games), born in Riding Mill, Northumberland (d. 2015)
  • Jun 21 Jackie Collum, American baseball player, born in Victor, Iowa (d. 2009)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 11 William Attewell, English cricket bowler (England in 10 Tests 1884-1891), dies at 65
  • Jun 14 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (the first Italian winner of the Tour de France), dies at 32