On This Day in Sport for December 27

Events in Sport

  • 1892 N C Biddle beats Livingston 4-0 in 1st black college football game
  • 1897 Stanley Cup: 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

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1937 Bradman scores 246 SA v Queensland, 364 mins, 20 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1937 German immigration officials with no explanation bar Juan Carlos Zabala (Arg), 1932 Olympic marathon champion, from entering Germany
  • 1942 NFL Pro Bowl: NFL All-Stars beats Washington 17-14
  • 1951 40th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Sydney (3-2)
  • 1953 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-16 in NFL championship game
  • 1956 45th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (5-0)

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1956 Bill Sharman (Boston) ends NBA free throw streak of 55 games

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • 1959 Balt Colts beat NY Giants 31-16 in NFL championship game
  • 1960 1961 NFL Draft: Tommy Mason from University of Tulane first pick by Minnesota Vikings
  • 1962 28th Heisman Trophy Award: Terry Baker, Oregon State (QB)
  • 1964 Cleveland Browns beat Balt Colts 27-0 in NFL championship game
  • 1971 1st Fiesta Bowl: #8 Arizona State beats Florida State, 45-38
  • 1972 LA Kings start Islanders on 12 game losing streak
  • 1973 LA Dodgers announce night games will start at 7:30 instead of 8
  • 1974 40th Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
  • 1979 Red Army beats NY Rangers 5-2 at Madison Square Garden
  • 1980 Calvin Murphy (Rockets) begins longest NBA free throw streak of 78
  • 1981 Lillee becomes the leading wicket-taker in test cricket with 310

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1981 Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest NHLer to get 100 pts (38th game)

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1984 Padres' free agent pitcher Ed Whitson signs with NY Yankees
  • 1987 Steve Largent sets all-time NFL record for career catches when he catches his 752nd pass
  • 1989 Oregon begins taking bids on NBA games
  • 1991 Bengals hire Dave Shula as youngest NFL coach (32)
  • 1991 Chuck Knox retires as Seattle Seahawk coach
  • 1992 Nancy Sheehan wins LPGA Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge Golf Tournament
  • 1995 Boon completes his 21st Test Cricket century (110 v SL, MCG)

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1999 Joe Sakic records his 1,000th career point, an assist against the St. Louis Blues

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1896 Arch Ward, sportswriter (proposed baseball's all-star game)
  • 1899 Paul Costello, American double sculls (Olympic gold 1920, 24, 28)
  • 1900 Hans Stuck, German race car driver (d. 1978)
  • 1910 Neville Crump, racehorse trainer
  • 1915 Gyula Zsengellér, Hungarian footballer (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (d. 2005)
  • 1934 Larissa Latynina, Ukraine, gymnist (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64)
  • 1936 Phil Sharpe, English cricketer (12 Tests), born in Shipley, West Yorkshire (d. 2014)
  • 1940 Jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver)
  • 1942 Byron Browne, baseball player
  • 1947 Willy Polleunis, Belgian athlete
  • 1950 Roberto Bettega, Italian footballer
  • 1953 Kevin Wright, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1979)
  • 1955 Brad Murphey, Australian racing driver
  • 1956 Doina Melinte, Romanian running star (world record 1500 m/mile indoor)
  • 1957 Connie Chillemi, Eglin AFB FL, golfer (1994 Standard Register-13th)
  • 1957 James Sanford, US runner (world record 50m indoor)
  • 1958 Steven Glen Jones, Artesia NM, PGA golfer (1988 AT&T Pebble Beach)
  • 1959 Andre Tippett, NFL linebacker (New England Patriots)
  • 1959 Mary Holland, WPVA volleyballer, born in San Diego, California
  • 1960 Terry Price, Rockhampton QLD, Australian golfer
  • 1961 Caroline Gowan, LPGA golfer (SC Women's Amat-1981, 83), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1962 Sherri Steinhauer, LPGA golfer (1992 du Maurier Ltd), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1962 Timothy Hacker, 10k runner, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1962 Mark Few, American basketball coach
  • 1962 Bill Self, American basketball coach
  • 1963 Dana Chladek, Czech-American slalom kayaker (Olympic bronze 1992, silver 1996), born in Děčín, Czech Republic
  • 1963 Jim Leyritz, Lakewood OH, catcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1963 Mark Pike, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1964 David Tikolo, Kenyan cricket batsman (1996 World Cup)
  • 1964 Randy Kirk, NFL outside linebacker (AZ Cardinals, SF 49ers)
  • 1964 Steve Wallace, NFL tackle (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs)
  • 1965 Gamini Wickremasinghe, cricketer (Sri Lanka wicket-keeper)
  • 1966 Bill Goldberg, American football player and professional wrestler
  • 1968 Dean Palmer, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1969 Chris Humbert, Modesto California, water polo 2m offense (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Suzanne Paxton, fencer-foil (Olympics-96), born in Baltimore Maryland
  • 1969 Jean-Christophe Boullion, French race car driver
  • 1970 Frank Messmer, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Lorenzo Neal, NFL fullback (New Orleans Saints, NY Jets)
  • 1970 Mike Salmon, NFL/WLAF safety (Houston Oilers, Rhein Fire, SF 49ers)
  • 1970 Steve Hoyem, WLAF offensive tackle (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Bryan Smolinski, NHL forward (Team USA, Pitts Penguins), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1971 James Stewart, NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions), born in Fairfield, Texas
  • 1971 Duncan Ferguson, Scottish footballer
  • 1972 Charles Way, NFL fullback (NY Giants)
  • 1972 Dewayne Washington, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1973 Bill Clay, Yokosuka Japan, US sprint cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1974 Jay Pandolfo, American ice hockey player
  • 1975 Patrick Paauwe, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Graafschap)
  • 1976 Fernando Pisani, Canadian/Italian ice hockey player
  • 1977 Kate Nelson, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1979 David Dunn, English footballer
  • 1979 Carson Palmer, American football player
  • 1980 Claudio Castagnoli, Swiss wrestler
  • 1983 Cole Hamels, American baseball player
  • 1984 Gilles Simon, French tennis player
  • 1985 Logan Bailly, Belgian football goalkeeper
  • 1985 Paul Stastny, Canadian-American ice hockey player
  • 1988 Rick Porcello, American baseball player
  • 1990 Luis Trujillo, Peruvian Football Player

Weddings in Sport

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

Deaths in Sport

  • 1966 Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (b. 1906)
  • 1994 Peter May, English cricketer (4537 runs-Eng 1951-61), dies at 64
  • 2003 Iván Calderón, Puerto Rican baseball player (b. 1962)
  • 2015 Meadowlark Lemmon, American basketball star (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 83
  • 2015 Stein Eriksen, Norwegian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 88