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)
  • 1952 Swedish race walker John Mikaelsson makes it back-to-back gold medals in the 10k event at the Helsinki Olympics, having won the corresponding race in London in 1948

  • 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
  • 1959 William Shea announces plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961
  • 1967 Helmond Sport soccer team forms

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
  • 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 record 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
  • 1992 Japanese swimmer Kyoko Iwasaki wins the 200m breaststroke in Barcelona to become the youngest to win an Olympic gold medal at 14 years-6 days
  • 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
  • 1996 Brazilian pair Jackie Silva and Sandra Pires win inaugural women's beach volleyball gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003 British Open Seniors Golf, Turnberry: American Tom Watson wins in a playoff with Carl Mason of England

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson
  • 2008 95th Tour de France won by Carlos Sastre of Spain
  • 2008 British Open Seniors Golf, Royal Troon: Bruce Vaughan birdies first extra playoff hole to beat fellow American John Cook by a stroke

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 British Open Seniors Golf, Royal Porthcawl: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his second Open Seniors title by 13 strokes from Colin Montgomerie of Scotland

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1879 Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada (d. 1960)
  • 1880 Joe Tinker, American professional baseball player and manager, born in Muscotah, Kansas (d. 1948)
  • 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), born in Obi Obi, Queensland, Australia (d. 1976)

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 and judge (Olympics 1932,36), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 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), born in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (d. 1973)
  • 1928 Karloff Lagarde, Mexican professional wrestler, born in Zapotlán de Juárez, Hidalgo, Mexico (d. 2007)
  • 1933 Roger Harris, New Zealand cricketer (NZ opening batsman vs England 1959), born in Otahuhu, Auckland
  • 1935 Billy McCullough, Northern Irish footballer, born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
  • 1939 Irv Cross, American NFL sportscaster (CBS-TV), born in Hammond, Indiana
  • 1942 Dennis Ralston, American tennis player (4-time Grand Slam doubles champion), born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1944 Jean-Marie Leblanc, French cyclist, born in Nueil-les-Aubiers, Deux-Sèvres, France
  • 1948 Peggy Fleming Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic Gold 1968), born in San Jose, California
  • 1949 André Dupont, Quebec ice hockey player, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
  • 1952 Hannu-Pekka Hänninen, Finnish sports commentator, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1955 Allan Border, Australian cricketer (captain of Australia team), born in Cremorne, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1958 Christopher Dean, English Olympics skater (Torvill & Dean/Olympic gold 1984), born in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England
  • 1959 David East, English cricketer, born in London
  • 1960 Jo Durie, English tennis player, born in Bristol
  • 1963 Jason Buck, American NFL defensive end (Scottish Claymores), born in Moses lake, Washington
  • 1965 José Luis Chilavert, Paraguayan footballer, born in Luque, Paraguay
  • 1966 Al Charron, Canadian rugby union forward, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1967 Craig Wolanin, American NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1967 Emiel van Eijkeren, Dutch soccer player (FC The Hague/NEC), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1967 Jeff Novak, American NFL tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1967 Neil Smith, English cricketer (Warwickshire & England A all-rounder), born in Solihull, Warwickshire
  • 1968 Christina Singer, German tennis star (1991 Futures GBR), born in Goppingen, Germany
  • 1968 Tom Goodwin [Thomas Jones], American MLB player (1994-1997 KC Royals), born in Fresno, California
  • 1968 Ricardo Rosset, Brazilian Formula One driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1969 Jason Woolley, Canadian NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969 Linda Burgess, American basketball forward (LA Sparks), born in Madison, Alabama
  • 1970 Tom Europe, Canadian football defensive back (Montreal Alouettes), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 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), born in Hyattsville, Maryland
  • 1972 Clint Robinson, Australian K-1 1k canoeist (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • 1972 Jill Arrington, American sports reporter, born in Conyers, Georgia
  • 1973 Niki Jenkins, Canadian 72 kg judoka (Olympic gold 1996), born in Selkirk, Manitoba
  • 1973 Sami Alalampi, WLAF receiver (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1973 Gorden Tallis, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Townsville, Queensland, Australia
  • 1975 Alex Rodriguez, American MLB shortstop (14-time All Star), born in New York City, New York
  • 1975 Alessandro Pistone, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1975 Shea Hillenbrand, American baseball player, born in Mesa, Arizona
  • 1976 Mwadi Mabika, WNBA guard and forward (LA Sparks), born in Kinshasa, Zaire
  • 1976 Scott Mason, Australian cricketer, born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia (d. 2005)
  • 1979 Jorge Arce, Mexican professional boxer, born in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
  • 1979 Shannon Moore, American professional wrestler, born in Cameron, North Carolina
  • 1980 Allan Davis, Australian cyclist, born in Ipswich, Queensland
  • 1981 Susan King Borchardt, American basketball player, born in Richfield, Minnesota
  • 1981 Collins Obuya, Kenyan cricketer, born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1983 Goran Pandev, Macedonian footballer (captain of the Macedonian national team), born in Strumica, Yugoslavia
  • 1986 Courtney Kupets, American gymnast (World Championships champion 2002, 2003), born in Bedford, Texas
  • 1988 Adam Biddle, Australian footballer (Sydney FC), born in Sydney, Australia

Person of interestJordan Spieth

1993 Jordan Spieth, American golfer (3-time major winner), 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 financier and racing driver, dies at 52
  • 1948 Joe Tinker, American professional baseball player and manager, dies at 68
  • 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)