On This Day

November 1927 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 3 Rodgers & Hart's musical "Connecticut Yankee" premieres in NYC

Sport awardPGA Championship

Nov 5 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Cedar Crest CC: Defending champion Walter Hagen beats Joe Turnesa 1-up to win his 4th straight PGA title

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Nov 26 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Balmy Beach defeat Hamilton Tigers, 9-6 for their first of 2 Championships

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 1 Victor Pellot, Puerto Rican baseball infielder (6 x MLB All Star; 7 x Gold Glove), born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico (d. 2005)
  • Nov 6 Eric St Eval Atkinson, West Indian cricketer (bro of Denis WI pace bowler 1958-59), born in Rockley, Christ Church, Barbados (d. 1998)
  • Nov 7 Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese businessman (President of Nintendo, 1949-2003, owner of Seattle Mariners), born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 2013)
  • Nov 12 Jack Butler, NFL hall of famer (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • Nov 13 John Pont, American college football coach (Miami, Yale, Northwestern, Indiana), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • Nov 21 Georgia Frontiere, American businesswoman and co-owner of the Cleveland/Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2008)
  • Nov 27 Carlos José Castilho, Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1987)

Person of interestVin Scully

Nov 29 Vin Scully, American sportscaster (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in The Bronx, New York

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 29 George Giffen, Australian cricketer (251 FC games, 11758 runs, 1023 wkts), dies at 68