January 1927 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1st Dodgers announce release of future Hall of Fame Zack Wheat
  • 1st 13th Rose Bowl: Stanford ties Alabama, 7-7
  • 5th Judge Landis begins 3-day public hearing on charges that 4 games played between Chicago & Detroit in 1917 had been thrown to White Sox
  • 14th Toronto Maple Leafs 1st hat trick (Hap Day) vs NY Rangers
  • 27th 20th Women's Australian Championships: Esna Boyd beats Sylvia Lance Harper (5-7, 6-1, 6-2)
  • 27th 20th Men's Australian Championships: Gerald Patterson beats John Hawkes (3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 18-16, 6-3)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1st Doak Walker, American football star (d. 1998)
  • 1st Calum MacKay, Canadian hockey player (d. 2001)
  • 2nd Gino Marchetti, NFL defensive end (Dallas Texans, Baltimore Colts)
  • 11th John Hayes, cricketer (NZ fast bowler in 15 Tests 1951-58)
  • 14th Ivan Kalita, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • 21st Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1985)
  • 22nd Joe Perry, NFL Hall-of-Famer
  • 22nd Lou Creekmur, Baseball Hall-of-Famer
  • 25th Fernie Flaman [Ferdinand], Dysart, SK, CAN, Hall of Fame NHL player (Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs), (d. 2012)
  • 26th Bob Nieman, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • 27th Joe Perry, AAFC/NFL Hall of Fame fullback (SF 49ers, Balt Colts)