On This Day in Sport for April 27

Events in Sport

  • 1903 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out, Philadelphia A's win 6-0
  • 1908 IV Summer (Modern) Olympic Games open in London
  • 1918 Giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped
  • 1920 Sweden takes the figure skating double at the Antwerp Olympics when Gillis Grafström wins his first of 3 consecutive men's gold medals; Magda Julin earlier wins the women's singles event
  • 1924 Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1
  • 1926 In the Giants' 9-8 win over Phillies, Mel Ott, 17, 1st appearance
  • 1929 Ryder Cup Golf, Moortown GC: Great Britain beats US, 7-5 in bitterly cold and snowy conditions
  • 1930 White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St Louis Browns [1]
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1996 Romanian gymnast and 5-time Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comăneci (35) weds American gymnast Bart Conner (38) in Bucharest, Romania
  • 2013 NBA great Michael Jordan (50) weds 2nd wife model Yvette Prieto at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1951 Philip Hands, South African cricketer (7 Tests for South Africa), dies at 61
  • 1972 Phil King, American football running back, 1956-63 (NY Giants), accidentally shoots himself at 36
  • 1973 Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver, dies at 57
  • 1973 Jim Sims, English cricket spin bowler (4 Tests, 11 wickets; Middlesex), dies at 69
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