On This Day in Sport for May 27

Events in Sport

  • 1878 6th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Duke of Magenta wins in 2:41.75
  • 1878 Australians Cricket 41 & 12-1 defeat MCC 33 & 19
  • 1881 9th Preakness: T Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:40.5
  • 1882 10th Preakness: T Costello aboard Vanguard wins in 2:44.5
  • 1902 27th Preakness: L Jackson aboard Old England wins in 1:45.8
  • 1903 37th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Africander wins in 2:21.75
  • 1904 NL record of 5 stolen bases in a game (Dennis McGann, NY Giants)
  • 1905 30th Preakness: W Davis aboard Cairngore wins in 1:45.8
  • 1929 2nd Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland, 7-5 at Moortown, England
  • 1933 Trailing 11-3, Yanks score 12 runs in 8th & beat White Sox 15-11

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1938 Bradman scores his 1000th cricket run of English season, earliest to do so

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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1948 Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1955 Boston Red Sox Norm Zauchin gets 10 RBIs, beating Senators 16-0
  • 1960 Balt manager Paul Richards devises oversized catcher's mitt
  • 1961 Fiorentina of Italy win 1st European Cup Winner's Cup against Glasgow Rangers 4-2 in Florence (2nd leg)
  • 1961 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' ½"
  • 1961 60th Men's French Championships: Manuel Santana beats Nicola Pietrangeli (4-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2)
  • 1961 60th Women's French Championships: Ann Haydon beats Yola Ramirez (6-2, 6-1)
  • 1962 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • 1964 9th European Cup: Internazionale beats Real Madrid 3-1 at Vienna
  • 1965 10th European Cup: Internazionale beats Benfica 1-0 at Milan
  • 1968 NL awards Montreal & SD major league franchises

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1968 George Halas retires from coaching, finishing with 318 regular-season wins and 6 NFL titles

American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer George Halas
American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer
George Halas
  • 1971 23rd Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland, 13-11
  • 1971 UCLA defeats Florida State 81-76 to win the NCAA basketball championship
  • 1972 Indianapolis 500: Mark Donohue wins in 3:04:23.851 (262.262 km/h)
  • 1974 Pirates Ken Brett no-hits Padres until 9th inning
  • 1975 Stanley Cup: Philadelphia Flyers beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 2
  • 1979 Penny Pulz wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1979 Indianapolis 500: Rick Mears wins in 3:08:47.950 (255.723 km/h)
  • 1981 25th European Cup: Liverpool beats Real Madrid 1-0 at Paris
  • 1982 New owners purchase NHL Colorado Rockies, & get approval to move them to NJ Meadowlands (Devils)
  • 1982 John McMullen buys NHL Colorodo Rockies & gets approval to move to NJ
  • 1984 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1984 Manuela Manleeva wins 3 singles tennis matches in one day
  • 1984 Indianapolis 500: Rick Mears wins in 3:03:21.638 (263.308 km/h)
  • 1987 Yank Phil Niekro is 3rd pitcher to make 700th start (Young & Sutton)
  • 1987 31st European Cup: Porto beats Bayern Munich 2-1 at Vienna
  • 1990 74th Indianapolis 500 runs
  • 1990 Jan Stephenson wins J C Penney LPGA Golf Skins Game

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1990 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1994 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New York Rangers beat New Jersey Devils, 4 games to 3
  • 1997 Indianapolis 500: Arie Luyendyk wins his 2nd Indy 500
  • 1997 Major league revenue sharing begins, NY Yanks pay out most $28M
  • 2000 NHL Western Conference Final: Dallas Stars beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 3
  • 2001 Indianapolis 500: Hélio Castroneves wins in 3:31:54.180 (227.841 km/h)
  • 2006 NHL Western Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Anaheim Ducks, 4 games to 1
  • 2007 Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 2:44:03.5608 (244.257 km/h)
  • 2009 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1
  • 2009 17th UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona beats Manchester United 2-0 at Rome
  • 2011 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Bruins beat Tampa Bay Lightning, 4 games to 3
  • 2012 Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 2:58.51.2532 (269.934 km/h)
  • 2015 Golden State Warriors win the NBA Western Conference

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1852 Billy Barnes, cricketer (England all-rounder 1880-90)
  • 1870 Lionel Palairet, cricketer (elegant England bat in the Golden Age)
  • 1887 Frank Woolley, cricketer (long-running England left-arm all-rounder)
  • 1904 Chuhei Nambu, Japanese athlete (d. 1997)

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1912 Sam Snead, American golfer (PGA-1963, 65, 67, 70, 72, 73), born in Ashwood, Virginia (d. 2002)

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 1912 Terry Moore, American baseball player (d. 1995)
  • 1926 Gordon Leggat, cricketer (open batsman for NZ in 9 Tests 1953-56)
  • 1942 Kent Bede Bernard, Trinidad, 4X400 runner (Olympic-bronze-1964)
  • 1947 Robert Reinacher Jr, horse trainer
  • 1947 Branko Oblak, Slovenian footballer
  • 1951 John Conteh, British boxer, WBC Light Heavyweight crown (1974-77), born in Liverpool
  • 1954 Catherine Carr, US breaststroke swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1972)
  • 1954 Jackie Slater, American football player
  • 1955 Bill Malley, Nike golfer (1991 El Paso Open-30th), born in Oakland, California
  • 1955 Graeme "Jock" Edwards, cricketer (beefy NZ lefty batsman late 70's)
  • 1956 Nick Lowery, NFL kicker (NY Jets)
  • 1956 Steve Pagano, horse trainer
  • 1957 Bruce Furniss, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1976)
  • 1957 Duncan Goodhew, English 100m breast stroke swimmer (Oly-Gold-1980), born in London, England
  • 1960 Ray Armsetad, 4X400 runner (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • 1960 Vinodhan John, cricket pace bowler (Sri Lankan in 6 Tests 1983-84)
  • 1961 Jill Sterkel, US swimmer (Olympics-bronze-1976, 84, 88)
  • 1961 John Lugbill, Wauseon Ohio, US canoeist/kayaker (Olympic-92)
  • 1962 Ravi Shastri, cricketer (Indian SLA all-rounder 1981-92)
  • 1962 Ray Borner, Australian basketball center (Olympics-1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • 1965 Jacob Brumfield, Bogalusa LA, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)

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1965 Pat Cash, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1987), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash
  • 1966 Eric Leckner, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1966 John Jaha, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1966 Ray Sheppard, Pembroke, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 1967 Chin Yang, Laos-born American jockey
  • 1967 Doug West, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1967 George McCloud, NBA forward/guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1967 Paul Gascoigne, soccer player
  • 1967 Ruthie Bolton Holifield, WNBA guard (Sac Monarchs/Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1968 Cedric Smith, NFL running back (Wash Redskins, Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1968 Frank Thomas, "Big Hurt", 1st baseman (Chicago White Sox, 1993 MVP)
  • 1968 Jeff Bagwell, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968 John Connelly, Nike golfer (1991 NH Open), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1969 Chip Beake, WLAF administrative assistant (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1969 Francois Letourneau, St Jerome Quebec, canoeist (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Lesley Tashlin, 100m hurdler (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969 Todd Hundley, Martinsville VA, catcher (NY Mets)
  • 1969 Travis Williams, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1970 Liz Earley, St Catharines Ontario, LPGA golfer (1995 Thailand Open)
  • 1970 Michael Blackburn, Australian laser sailor (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Todd Collins, linebacker (New England Patriots)
  • 1970 Michele Bartoli, Italian cyclist
  • 1971 Corey Beck, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1971 Ferdino Hernandez, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1971 Scott Szeredy, NFL/WLAF kicker/punter (Chiefs, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1972 Antonio Freeman, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972 Karen Hecox, US 1500m runner
  • 1972 Troy Sienkiewicz, NFL tackle/guard (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972 Todd Demsey, American golfer
  • 1974 Danny Wuerffel, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1975 Michael Hussey, Australian cricketer
  • 1976 Richard Park, Seoul Kor, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1977 Abderrahmane Hammad, Algerian athlete
  • 1977 Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1978 Adin Brown, American soccer player
  • 1979 Mile Sterjovski, Australian footballer
  • 1980 Jessica Deglau, 200m butterfly (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1981 Johan Elmander, Swedish footballer
  • 1981 Miloy, Angolan footballer
  • 1981 Fivos Constantinou, Cypriot distance runner
  • 1983 Bobby Convey, American soccer player
  • 1984 Blake Ahearn, NBA basketball player
  • 1985 Chien-Ming Chiang, Taiwanese baseball player
  • 1990 Ekaterina Zaikina, Russian figure skater

Deaths in Sport

  • 1925 Ed McKeever, pres (Bkln Dodgers), dies of pneumonia
  • 1947 Ed Konetchy, American baseball player (b. 1885)
  • 1953 Jesse Burkett, American baseball player (b. 1868)

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1975 Ezzard Charles, heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), dies of ALS at 53

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles

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2000 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Canadian NHL star (Montreal Canadiens, MVP-1947), dies of abdominal cancer and parkinson's disease at 78

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • 2006 Craig Heyward, American football player (b. 1966)
  • 2011 Margo Dydek, Polish basketball player (b. 1974)