On This Day

July 27, 1956 in Sport

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • 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

Deaths in Sport

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