On This Day

August 27, 1928 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Helen Wills defeats fellow American Helen Jacobs 6–2, 6–1 for her 5th of 7 US singles crowns

Birthdays in Sport

  • Joan Kroc [Mansfield], American 3rd wife of Ray Kroc, the owner of McDonald's and the San Diego Padres, born in West St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • Othmar Schneider, Austrian skier (Olympic gold 1952), born in Lech, Austria (d. 2012)
1928 in Sport