On This Day in Sport for August 27

Events in Sport

  • 1884 4th U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats Howard Taylor (6-0, 1-6, 6-0, 6-2)
  • 1890 10th U.S. Men's National Championship: Oliver Campbell beats Henry Slocum (6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1)
  • 1894 14th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Wrenn beats Manliff Goodbody (6-8, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 1897 Roger Bresnahan debuts as Wash Senator pitcher (later HOF catcher)
  • 1901 21st U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Beals Wright (6-2, 6-8, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 1902 22nd U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Reginald Doherty (4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 8-6)
  • 1908 Calgary City Rugby Football Club re-organizes as the Tigers
  • 1909 29th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats William Clothier (6-1, 6-2, 5-7, 1-6, 6-1)
  • 1910 Using twenty 137,000 candlepower arc lights, 2 amateur baseball teams play a night game at White Sox Park
  • 1911 Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits Boston, 5-0
  • 1921 J E Clair of Acme Packing Co of Green Bay granted an NFL franchise
  • 1928 42nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills beats Helen Jacobs (6-2, 6-1)
  • 1952 Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2)
  • 1960 Anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Grossinger Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open
  • 1966 Oakland Pitcher Paul Lindblad begins a 385 cons errorless streak
  • 1967 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open
  • 1972 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • 1974 NY Met Benny Ayala hits a HR in his 1st at bat
  • 1975 1st night match at US Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith)
  • 1975 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world
  • 1976 Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open
  • 1978 Gerrie Knetemann becomes world cyclist champion
  • 1978 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1982 Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1985 Mary Joe Fernandez, 14 years & 8 days old is youngest to win a US Tennis Open match (beats Sara Gomer in 1st round)
  • 1989 89th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Chris Patton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Betsy King wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1989 Tina Barrett wins LPGA Mitsubishi Motors Ocean State Golf Open
  • 1990 Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats
  • 1990 Rosa Mota wins female marathon (2:31:27)
  • 1992 CFL revokes BC Lions franchise
  • 1995 23rd du Maurier Golf Classic: Jenny Lidback

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1995 95th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Detroit Red Wings to the Tampa Bay Lightning

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • 2011 13th World Championships in Athletics open at Daegu, South Korea

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 15th World Championships in Athletics: Usain Bolt of Jamaica adds the Mens 200m gold to his 100m win

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1897 Ad van Emmenes, Dutch soccer reporter

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1908 Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer (6,996 runs), born in Cootamundra, New South Wales (d. 2001)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1909 Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1936 and 1939), born in Gistel, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • 1916 Tony Harris, South African cricketer (8 Tests for South Africa 1947-49, 100 runs) and rugby union player (Springbok), born in Kimberley, Cape Province (d. 1993)
  • 1917 Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player (d. 1986)
  • 1925 Ken Grieves, cricketer (NSW leg-spin all-rounder)
  • 1927 Liselott Linsenhoff, German FR, equestrian (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1928 Joan Kroc, wife of Ray Korc/owner (McDonald's & San Diego Padres)
  • 1929 Elizabeta Bagrintseve, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic-silver-1952)
  • 1931 Joe Cunningham, American baseball player
  • 1935 Ernie Broglio, American baseball player
  • 1946 Tony Howard, cricketer (WI off-spinner one Test v NZ 1972)
  • 1947 John Morrison, cricketer ("Mystery" NZ batsman 1973-82)
  • 1947 Susie McAllister, LPGA golfer
  • 1947 Ed Herrmann, MLB catcher (White Sox), born in San Diego, California (d. 2013)
  • 1948 Andy Turnell, horse trainer
  • 1949 Douglas Fred Tewell, Baton Rouge LA, PGA golfer (1980 Sea Pines)
  • 1950 Cynthia Potter, US, springboard diver (Olympic-bronze-1976)
  • 1951 Don [Sheldon George] Pooley Jr, PGA golfer (1980 BC Open), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1954 Derek Warwick, race car driver
  • 1954 John Lloyd, England, tennis star (former husband of Chris Everet)
  • 1955 Roderick Hopkins Davis, yachting Star class (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1957 Bernhard Langer, German golfer (two-time Masters champion), born in Anhausen, West Germany

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • 1958 Yoshinori Mizumaki, PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson-2nd), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1959 Gerhard Berger, formula-1 racer (Italian Grand Prix-1988)
  • 1960 Damon Keeve, heavyweight (209+ lbs) judoka (Olympics-92, 96), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1962 Scott Davis, tennis star, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1965 Michael Perry, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • 1965 Patricia Hy-Boulais, Phnom Penh Kampuchea, Canada tennis (Oly-92, 96)
  • 1965 Wayne James, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test wicketkeeper v Pakistan 1993)
  • 1966 Deena Wigger, Colorado Springs CO, US shooter (Olympic-92)
  • 1967 Brian McRae, Bradenton FL, outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1967 Rob Burnett, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1968 Christine Schaefer, Florence Ky, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-5th-1994)
  • 1968 Emanual Davis, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
  • 1968 Martin Lowenfish, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1968 Michael Long, New Zealand golfer, born in Cromwell
  • 1969 Kipp Vickers, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1969 Mark Ealham, cricketer (Kent & England Test all-rounder 1996)
  • 1969 Steven Van Randwijck, field hockey player (Olympics-96), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970 Andy Bichel, cricketer (Australian pace bowler v WI 1997)
  • 1970 Dene Hills, cricketer (prolific Tasmanian batsman)
  • 1970 Greg Woodcroft, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1970 Jim Thome, Peoria IL, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1970 Mark Ilott, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler 1993-)
  • 1970 Reggie Slater, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1970 Jeff Kenna, Irish footballer
  • 1971 Ernest Faber, soccer player (PSV)
  • 1971 Jim Flanigan, NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • 1972 Chris Imes, South Paris Maine, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994)
  • 1972 Donta Jones, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1972 Denise Lewis, English heptathlete
  • 1973 Danny Coyne, Welsh footballer
  • 1973 Dietmar Hamann, German footballer
  • 1974 Sean Woodson, safety (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1974 José Vidro, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1974 Michael Mason, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1975 Mark Rudan, Australian footballer
  • 1976 Cartos Moya, Spain, tennis star
  • 1976 Craig Mills, NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1977 Deco, Portuguese footballer
  • 1979 Tian Liang, Chinese diver
  • 1984 David Bentley, English footballer
  • 1984 Sulley Muntari, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1987 Darren McFadden, American football player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1966 American sportscaster Al Michaels (21) weds Linda Stamaton

American Television Sportscaster Al Michaels
American Television Sportscaster
Al Michaels

Deaths in Sport

  • 1965 Gerald Bond, cricketer (South Africa 1938-39), dies
  • 1981 Valery Kharlamov, Soviet ice hockey player (b. 1948)
  • 2004 Willie Crawford, American baseball player (b. 1946)
  • 2005 Seán Purcell, Gaelic footballer (b. 1929)
  • 2013 Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player, dies at 73
  • 2015 Darryl Dawkins, American professional basketball player (Philadelphia 76ers, NJ Nets), dies at 58