On This Day in Sport for July 27

Events in Sport

  • 1913 11th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • 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 won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • 1924 8th Olympic games closes in Paris
  • 1930 25th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
  • 1930 24th Tour de France won by Andre Leducq of France
  • 1937 32nd Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Wimbledon (4-1)
  • 1945 Cubs purchase pitcher Hank Borowy from NY Yankees
  • 1946 Boston Red Sox Rudy York hits 2 grand slams in 1 game, gets 10 RBIs
  • 1946 45th Men's French Championships: Marcel Bernard beats Jaroslav Drobny (3-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3)
  • 1946 45th Women's French Championships: Margaret Osborne beats Pauline Betz (1-6, 8-6, 7-5)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948 Bradman's 29th and last Test Cricket century, part of winning 3-404

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon (2:23:03.2)
  • 1953 Dizzy Dean, Al Simmons Chief Bender, Bobby Wallace, Harry Wright, Ed Barrow, Bill Klem and Tom Connolly inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1954 36th PGA Championship: Chick Herbert at Keller GC St Paul, Minnesota

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1958 Louise Suggs wins LPGA French Lick Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1959 William Shea announces plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961
  • 1967 Helmond Sport soccer team forms
  • 1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Canadian Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Major

1969 15th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1970 Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
  • 1970 L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, and Jesse Haines enter Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1973 40th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Miami 14, All Stars 3 (54,103)
  • 1973 Walter Blum becomes 6th jockey to ride 4,000 winners
  • 1975 Carol Mann wins LPGA George Washington Ladies Golf Classic
  • 1980 Sally Little wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1983 Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan & Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single (vs Philadelphia)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Sport awardGolf Major

1986 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Board of Trade CC: Pat Bradley wins in a playoff with Ayako Okamoto of Japan

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1986 24th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Czechoslovakia in Prague Czech (3-0)
  • 1986 73rd Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • 1988 Baseball star Tommy John commits rec 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Graham Gooch scores 333 v India at Lord's

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Graham Gooch
  • 1990 Tom Moody scores 100 in 26 mins in county cricket, world record
  • 1992 Astros begins 26-game road trip to make room for Republican National Convention
  • 1993 NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million
  • 1993 NY Met Anthony Young wins ending his losing streak at 27 games
  • 1996 Bomb explodes at Atlanta Olympic Park, 1 killed, 110 injured
  • 1996 David Sales makes 210 on 1st class cricket debut for Northants v Worcs
  • 1997 Detroit Tigers retire pitching great Hal Newhouser's #16
  • 1997 Stewart Cink wins golfs Greater Hartford Open (267)
  • 1997 Tammie Green wins Giant Eagle LPGA Classic
  • 1997 84th Tour de France won by Jan Ullrich of Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999 Tony Hawk is the first skateboarder to land a "900"

Skateboarder Tony Hawk
Tony Hawk

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003 90th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • 2008 95th Tour de France won by Carlos Sastre of Spain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012 Queen Elizabeth II opens the 30th Olympics in London, United Kingdom (with some help from 007)

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 2014 101st Tour de France won by Vincenzo Nibali of Italy

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1879 Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1960)
  • 1880 Joseph Tinker, baseball Hall of Famer, 1/3 of fame double play combo
  • 1880 Jack Doscher, American baseball pitcher (1st son of a major leaguer to play MLB), born in Troy, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1899 Perc Hornibrook, Australian cricket left-arm bowler (20's)

Person of interestLeo Durocher

1906 Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1907 Mollie Doreen Phillips, British figure skater/judge (Olympics 1932,36)
  • 1909 Marcia Anastasia Christoforides, British philanthropist, art collector, and racehorse owner, born in Sutton, Surrey, England (d. 1994)
  • 1915 Jack Iverson, Australian cricket mystery spinner (late 40's)
  • 1928 Karloff Lagarde, Mexican lucha libre wrestler (d. 2007)
  • 1933 Roger Harris, cricketer (NZ opening batsman vs England 1959)
  • 1935 Billy McCullough, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1939 Irv Cross, NFL sportscaster (CBS-TV)
  • 1942 Dennis Ralston, American tennis player (4-time Grand Slam doubles champion), born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1944 Jean-Marie Leblanc, French cyclist
  • 1948 Peggy Fleming Jenkins, figure skater (Olym-gold-1968), born in San Jose, California
  • 1949 André Dupont, Quebec ice hockey player
  • 1952 Hannu-Pekka Hänninen, Finnish sports commentator
  • 1955 Allan Border, cricket captain (Australia)
  • 1957 Hansi Muller, German footballer, born in Stuttgart
  • 1958 Christopher Dean, Olympics skater (Torvill & Dean/Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1959 David East, English cricketer, born in London
  • 1960 Christina Singer, Geoppingen Germany, tennis star
  • 1960 Jo Durie, England, tennis player
  • 1963 Jason Buck, American NFL defensive end (Scottish Claymores), born in Moses lake, Washington
  • 1965 José Luis Chilavert, Paraguayan footballer
  • 1966 Al Charron, Rugby Union forward (Canada)
  • 1967 Craig Wolanin, Grosse Pointe, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1967 Emiel van Eijkeren, soccer player (FC The Hague/NEC)
  • 1967 Jeff Novak, NFL tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1967 Neil Smith, cricketer (Warwickshire & England A all-rounder)
  • 1968 Christina Singer, Goeppingen Germany, tennis star (1991 Futures GBR)
  • 1968 Tom Goodwin [Thomas Jones], American MLB player (1994-1997 KC Royals), born in Fresno, California
  • 1968 Ricardo Rosset, Brazilian Formula One driver
  • 1969 Jason Woolley, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969 Linda Burgess, WNBA forward (LA Sparks)
  • 1970 Tom Europe, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1971 Brennon James Dowric, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • 1972 Alph Browning, NLF/WLAF receiver (Redskins, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1972 Bryce Bevill, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1972 Clint Robinson, Australian K-1 1k canoeist (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • 1972 Jill Arrington, American sports reporter
  • 1973 Niki Jenkins, Selkirk Manitoba, 72 kg judoka (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1973 Sami Alalampi, WLAF receiver (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1973 Gorden Tallis, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1975 Alex Rodriguez, American shortstop (Seattle Mariners), born in NYC, New York
  • 1975 Alessandro Pistone, Italian footballer
  • 1975 Shea Hillenbrand, American baseball player
  • 1976 Mwadi Mabika, WNBA guard/forward (LA Sparks)
  • 1976 Scott Mason, Australian cricketer (d. 2005)
  • 1979 Jorge Arce, Mexican boxer
  • 1979 Shannon Moore, American wrestler
  • 1980 Allan Davis, Australian cyclist
  • 1981 Susan King Borchardt, American basketball player
  • 1981 Collins Obuya, Kenyan cricketer
  • 1983 Goran Pandev, Macedonian footballer
  • 1986 Courtney Kupets, American gymnast
  • 1988 Adam Biddle, Australian footballer

Person of interestJordan Spieth

1993 Jordan Spieth, American professional golfer (second youngest to win Masters), born in Dallas, Texas

Professional Golfer Jordan Spieth
Professional Golfer
Jordan Spieth

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

1990 NBA star Patrick Ewing (27) weds Rita Williams

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • 2006 NASCAR driver Kurt Busch (27) weds Eva Bryan in Eastville, Virginia

Deaths in Sport

  • 1943 Godfrey Cripps, cricketer (1st Currie Cup-winning captain), dies
  • 1943 H B G Austin, cricketer (capt of 1923 WI team to England), dies
  • 1948 Woolf Barnato, British racing driver (b. 1898)
  • 1952 Roland Pope, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
  • 1956 Mick Commaille, South African cricketer and soccer rep (12 Tests for South Africa 1910-28), dies at 73
  • 1968 Babe Adams, baseball player (b. 1882)
  • 1982 Vladimir Smirnov, Russian foil fencer (Olympic gold 1980), dies at 28
  • 1983 Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistani left-arm quick 1965), dies
  • 1985 Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), dies at 95
  • 1987 Travis Jackson, American baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 83
  • 1991 Pierre Brunet, French figure skater pair (Olympic gold 1928, 32), dies at 89
  • 1993 Reggie Lewis, NBA star (Boston Celtics), dies of heart failure at 27
  • 1995 Rick Ferrell, American baseball Hall of Fame catcher, dies at 89
  • 1998 Bill Tuttle, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 69
  • 2010 Jack Tatum, American football player (b. 1948)