On This Day

On This Day in Sport for July 27

Events in Sport

  • 1913 11th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • 1913 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon, England: Maurice McLoughlin beats Charles Dixon 8-6, 6-3, 6-2 to give US an unassailable 3-1 lead over the British Isles; US wins, 3-2
  • 1914 Roda JC soccer team forms in Kerkrade
  • 1919 13th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium
  • 1920 Resolute beats Shamrock IV (England) in 14th running of America's Cup
  • 1920 14th Tour de France: Belgian rider Philippe Thys becomes first to win the race 3 times
  • 1924 VIII Summer Olympic Games close in Paris, France
  • 1927 Mel Ott, 18, hits his 1st league home run (inside the park)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1990 NBA star Patrick Ewing (27) weds Rita Williams
  • 2006 NASCAR driver Kurt Busch (27) weds Eva Bryan in Eastville, Virginia

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1943 H B G Austin, cricketer (capt of 1923 WI team to England), dies
  • 1948 Woolf Barnato, British financier and racing driver, dies at 52
  • 1948 Joe Tinker, American Baseball HOF shortstop (World Series 1907, 08 Chicago Orphans/Cubs) and manager (Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs), dies of complications from diabetes at 68
  • 1952 Roland Pope, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
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