On This Day

November 1927 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Music Premiere

Nov 3 Rodgers & Hart's musical "Connecticut Yankee", based on Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court", opens at the Vanderbilt Theatre, NYC; runs for 421 performances

PGA 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

  • 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, American 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 Castilho, Brazilian soccer goalkeeper (25 caps; Fluminense FC 697 games) and manager (Santos FC, SE Palmeiras), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1987)

Vin Scully

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


Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 29 George Giffen, Australian cricket all-rounder (31 Tests, 1 x 100, 6 x 50, HS 161, 103 wickets, BB 7/117; SA CA), dies at 68