On This Day

On This Day in Sport for December 27

Events in Sport

  • 1892 Biddle University beats Livingstone College 5-0 in 1st black college football game, in Salisbury, North Carolina
  • 1897 Stanley Cup, Victoria Rink, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Victorias beat Ottawa Capitals, 15-2
  • 1919 Red Sox owner Harry Frazee announces they will deal any player except Harry Hooper, Hooper is sent to the White Sox after 1920 season
  • 1937 German immigration officials with no explanation bar Juan Carlos Zabala (Arg), 1932 Olympic marathon champion, from entering Germany
  • 1942 5th NFL All Star Game, Shribe Park, Philadelphia: NFL All-Stars beat Washington Redskins, 17-14
  • 1953 National Football League Championship, Briggs Stadium, Detroit: Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns, 17-16 to retain title
  • 1956 45th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (5-0)
  • 1956 Bill Sharman (Boston) ends NBA free throw streak of 55 games
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2006 Supermodel Niki Taylor (31) weds NASCAR driver Burney Lamar (26) at The Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla, California

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1942 William Morgan, American physical education instructor and inventor of "mintonette" (now known as volleyball), dies at 72
  • 1966 Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (b. 1906)
  • 1966 Frankie Genaro, American boxer (World flyweight champion 1928-31; Olympic gold flyweight 1920), dies at 65
  • 1985 Harry Hopman, Australian tennis player, coach (Davis Cup captain 1939-67, won 16), dies of a heart attack at 79
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