On This Day

September 17, 1927 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Frenchman Rene Lacoste successfully defends title; beats Bill Tilden 11-9, 6-3, 11-9

Birthdays in Sport

  • George Blanda, American NFL kicker and quarterback (Bears, Oilers, Raiders), born in Youngwood, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)