On This Day

On This Day in Sport for February 27

Events in Sport

  • 1850 12th Grand National: Chris Green wins aboard Irish outsider Abd-El-Kader; goes on to become first dual winner and first to win in consecutive years
  • 1856 18th Grand National: George Stevens wins aboard 25/1 Freetrader; first of Stevens' record 5 GN victories
  • 1874 Baseball 1st played in England at Lord's Cricket Ground
  • 1921 US Female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard; US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
  • 1925 Test Cricket debut of Clarrie Grimmett, who took 5-45 & 6-37 v England
  • 1936 Dutch swimmer Willy den Ouden sets new women's world 100m freestyle record (1:04.6) in Amsterdam; lasts 22 years until broken in 1956 by Dawn Fraser of Australia
  • 1937 Bradman scores 169 in 5th Test Cricket v England in 223 minutes
  • 1959 Chicago Cards trade running back Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2004 Singer-actress Solange Knowles (18) weds Texas Southern University football player Daniel Smith at Old Bahama Bay Resort in Grand Bahama Island

More Weddings & Divorces in Sport