On This Day

On This Day in Sport for June 27

Events in Sport

  • 1864 Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia: Colonel Sherman makes unsuccessful frontal attack on Confederate defensive lin
  • 1890 Canadian boxer George Dixon becomes first black world champion when he stops English bantamweight champion Edwin "Nunc" Wallace in 18 rounds in London, England
  • 1891 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Mabel Cahill beats defending champion Ellen Roosevelt 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
  • 1894 American Annie Londonderry [Annie Kopchovsky] sets out from Boston to become first woman to bicycle around the world (completes journey September 1895)
  • 1898 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Louisa Martin 6-4, 6-4 for her 3rd Wimbledon singles championship
  • 1898 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Defending champion R.F. Doherty beats younger brother Laurence Doherty 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1
  • 1899 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats Charlotte Cooper 6-2, 6-3
  • 1902 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Newport, RI: Marion Jones wins her second US singles title; beats Elisabeth Moore 6-1, 1-0 when the defending champion is forced to retire
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1842 Jamie Anderson, Scottish golfer (British Open 1877-79), born in St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland (d. 1905)
  • 1886 Charles Macartney, Australian cricket all-rounder (35 Tests, 2,131 runs @ 41.78, 7 x 100s, 45 wickets), born in West Maitland, Australia (d. 1958)
  • 1913 Willie Mosconi, American pool player (World C'ship pocket billiards 1941-57), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • 1917 K. M. Rangnekar, Indian cricketer (batted in 3 Tests India v Australia 1947-48), born in Bombay, India (d. 1984)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2009 "Playboy Playmate" model Kendra Wilkinson (24) weds NFL player beau Hank Baskett (26) at the Playboy Mansion in Bel Air, California

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