On This Day

Events in Sport in August 1927

  • Aug 5 Phillies outfielder Cy Williams hits for cycle in just 4 at bats in 9-7 win v Pirates

Sports record brokenBaseball Event

Aug 16 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth tees off Tommy Thomas in the 5th inning to hit first HR hit out of Comiskey Park, Chicago; New York beats White Sox, 8-1

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Aug 22 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth hits 40th home run during his MLB record 60 HR season in New York's 9-4 loss to Cleveland Indians at Dunn Field

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Aug 30 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Helen Wills Moody beats England's Betty Nuthall Shoemaker 6-1, 6-4 for her 4th of 7 US singles titles

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall