On This Day in Sport for October 27

Events in Sport

  • 1931 Chuhei Numbu of Japan, sets then long jump record at 26' 2½"
  • 1961 American Basketball League starts play
  • 1963 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
  • 1968 19th Olympic games close at Mexico City, Mexico

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1973 1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2
  • 1974 Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:46:24)
  • 1979 Islanders score 2 goals within 6 seconds 3 goals within 44 seconds
  • 1980 Astros owner John McMullen replaces GM Tal Smith with Al Rosen
  • 1980 Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph
  • 1985 16th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34
  • 1985 Anthony Carter begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions
  • 1985 KC Royals beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 82nd World Series
  • 1986 NY Mets beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 83rd World Series
  • 1990 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Bayakoa, Fly So Free, In The Wings, Meadow Star, Royal Academy, Safely Kept, Unbridled
  • 1991 John Brodie wins Security Pacific Senior Golf Classic
  • 1991 Minnesota Twins beat Altanta Braves 1-0 in 10 to win World Series in 7
  • 1992 Don Baylor appointed 1st manager of Colorado Rockies
  • 1995 Contract finalizing Cleveland Browns' move to Balt is signed
  • 1995 Meyrick Pringle takes cricket hat-trick in England tour game at Soweto
  • 1996 US beats Japan, 21½-14½, at Nichirei International Golf Tournament
  • 1999 MLB World Series: New York Yankees defeat Atlanta Braves to win 4-0
  • 2001 13th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 21-17 in Chestnut Hill
  • 2002 Anaheim Angels defeat San Francisco Giants 4-3 in baseball's World Series championship, MVP: Troy Glaus, Anaheim
  • 2004 The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years
  • 2006 MLB World Series: St. Louis Cardinals defeat Detroit Tigers to win 4-1
  • 2011 MLB World Series Game 6: St. Louis Cardinal 3B David Freese hits game-tying 2 run triple with 2 outs in the 9th and then hits walk-off home run in the 11th

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 American soccer star Abby Wambach announces her retirement

Soccer Player Abby Wambach
Soccer Player
Abby Wambach

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1877 George Thompson, English cricketer (d. 1943)
  • 1904 Erno Schwarz, Hungarian American soccer player (d. 1974)
  • 1917 Jack Plimsoll, cricketer (South African lefty quick, 3-143 in only Test 1947)
  • 1922 George Young, soccer star
  • 1922 Ralph Kiner, HR hitter (Pittsburgh Pirates)/sportscaster (NY Mets)
  • 1926 P G "Nana" Joshi, cricket wicketkeeper (Indian during 1950's)
  • 1928 Datta Gaekwad, cricketer (father of Anshuman, batted in 11 Tests 50's)
  • 1928 Kyle Rote, NFL halfback (NY Giants 1951-61)
  • 1930 Bill George, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, LA Rams)
  • 1932 Kathy Cornelius, American LPGA golfer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1933 Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower (Olympic Gold 1960), born in Leningrad (d. 2012)
  • 1941 Dick Trickle, American auto racer, (d. 2013)
  • 1954 Chris Tavaré, British cricketer (England opener & occasional scorer of runs), born in Orpington, Kent

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1956 Patty Sheehan, American LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open), born in Middlebury, Vermont

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1957 Glen Hoddle, English soccer ball player (Tottenham)
  • 1960 Tom Nieto, American baseball player
  • 1961 Rick Gibson, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 CPGA), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1964 Jill Hetherington, Brampton Ontario, tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • 1964 Mark Taylor, cricketer (genius Australian captain since 1994)
  • 1964 Mary Meagher-Plant, 100m butterfly swimmer (Oly-3 gold/silv/br-84, 88)
  • 1965 Krista Blomquist, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1995), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1966 Brad Lauer, Humboldt, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1966 Grant Kenny, Norfolk Island NSW, Australian golfer
  • 1966 Timm Rosenbach, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1967 Jaren Jackson, NBA guard/forward (Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1968 Antoinette Lucas, Crozier VA, field hockey midfielder (Oly-96)
  • 1968 Vinny Samways, English footballer
  • 1969 Corey Foster, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1969 John Kasay, NFL kicker (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1970 Bert Emanuel, wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1970 Vernon Lewis, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
  • 1970 Felix Bwalya, Zambian boxer
  • 1971 Liz Pagano, WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1994), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1971 Matt Brown, WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Mike Ricci, Scarborough, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1971 Zaddick X Longenbach, Greenwalds Pa, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Theodoros Zagorakis, Greek footballer
  • 1971 Jorge Soto, Peruvian footballer
  • 1972 Brad Radke, Eau Claire WI, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1972 John Steel, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1972 Maria Mutola, Maputo Mozambique, 800m runner (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1972 Lee Clark, English footballer
  • 1974 Juan Viedna Schenkhuizen, soccer player (Ajax, NEC)
  • 1977 Jiří Jarosík, Czech footballer
  • 1977 Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1978 Sergei Samsonov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1983 Brent Clevlen, American baseball player
  • 1984 Brady Quinn, American football player
  • 1984 Irfan Pathan, Indian cricketer
  • 1986 Matty Pattison, English footballer
  • 1987 Andrew Bynum, American basketball player
  • 1987 Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball player (Disputed)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1910 Baseball legend Connie Mack (47) weds Katherine Holahan

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack

Deaths in Sport

  • 1919 John Harry, cricket wicketkeeper (Aust one Test 1895, one catch), dies
  • 1935 E. A. D. Eldridge, British racing driver (b. 1897)
  • 1949 Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (b. 1916)
  • 1953 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (b. 1873)
  • 1954 Frank Druce, cricketer (252 runs in 5 Tests for England), dies
  • 1955 Clark Griffith, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees), dies at 85
  • 1965 French Luitjes, Dutch athlete, dies at 21
  • 1966 Nigel Haig, cricketer (England pace bowler in 5 Tests 1921-30), dies
  • 1987 Vijay Merchant, Indian cricketer (Test average 47 72, 1st-class avg 71), dies at 76
  • 1992 Roy Marshall, cricketer (143 runs for WI, 35725 runs overall), dies
  • 2004 Serginho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1974)
  • 2006 Joe Niekro, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • 2009 David Shepherd, English cricket umpire (b. 1940)