On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 9-37 in Australia's 1st innings in 4th Test at Manchester; best return ever in Test cricket; bettered in 2nd innings 10-53

Famous Birthdays

  • Carol Leifer, American actress and comedian, born in East Williston, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Mick Commaille, South African cricketer and soccer rep (12 Tests for South Africa 1910-28), dies at 73