On This Day in Sport for November 27

Events in Sport

  • 1870 The New York Times dubs baseball "The National Game"

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1931 1st Test Cricket match at the Gabba Bradman scores 200 on 1st day

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1940 6th Heisman Trophy Award: Tom Harmon, Michigan (HB)

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1941 Joe DiMaggio is named AL MVP

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1943 31st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Flying Wildcats defeat Winn Bombers, 23-14
  • 1946 English soccer team beats Netherlands, 8-2
  • 1947 Joe DiMaggio wins his 3rd MVP, beating Ted Williams by 1 vote
  • 1948 36th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 12-7
  • 1950 Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
  • 1953 Indians 3rd baseman Al Rosen is unanimously named AL's MVP
  • 1954 42nd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 26-25
  • 1954 19th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-0 in Birmingham
  • 1956 1957 NFL Draft: Paul Hornung from University of Notre Dame first pick by Green Bay Packers

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1960 Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • 1960 Trailing 38-7 late in 3rd quarter, Buffalo Bills tie Broncos at 38-38
  • 1961 Gordie Howe becomes 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games
  • 1965 53rd CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Winn Blue Bombers, 22-16
  • 1965 1966 NFL Draft: Tommy Nobis from University of Texas first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • 1965 30th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-3 in Birmingham
  • 1966 In highest-scoring NFL game, Wash Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41
  • 1970 Test Cricket debut of Rodney "Iron Gloves" Marsh v England, Brisbane
  • 1971 36th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-7 in Birmingham
  • 1974 Cardinals outfielder Bake McBride wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1975 Red Sox's Fred Lynn is 1st rookie to win MVP (AL)
  • 1976 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Colgate-Far East Golf Championship
  • 1976 41st Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 38-7 in Birmingham
  • 1977 65th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 41-6
  • 1979 1st day-night one-day cricket international, Australia v WI at SCG
  • 1982 5th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 3-0
  • 1982 Kepler Wessels scores century in 1st Test Cricket (162 v England)
  • 1982 47th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-22 in Birmingham, Auburn's first win in the series in 10 years
  • 1983 71st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 18-17
  • 1987 52nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-0 in Birmingham
  • 1988 76th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats BC Lions, 22-21
  • 1993 Boon completes his 18th Test Cricket century (106 v NZ, Hobart)
  • 1993 India defeat West Indies in Bengal Jubilee Cricket Final, Kumble 6-12
  • 1994 82nd CFL Grey Cup: British Columbia Lions defeat Balt Stallions, 26-23
  • 1997 Lions' Barry Sanders becomes NFL's 2nd all-time rusher
  • 2004 New Zealand's All Blacks thump Six Nations Rugby Union Champions France 45-6 in Paris
  • 2005 93rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 38-35
  • 2009 74th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 26-21 in Auburn
  • 2011 99th CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 34-23

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2011 62nd Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by 122 points

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel

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2013 Tiger Woods is named PGA Tour's player of the year for the 11th time

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2014 Stephanie Gilmore wins her 6th women's world surfing title
  • 2014 Cricketer Phillip Hughes dies two days after being struck on the head by a bouncer
  • 2016 Nico Rosberg clinches the F1 World Driver's Championship at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1901 Ted Husing, American sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), born in NYC, New York
  • 1903 Johnny Blood, aka John McNally, early NFL halfback (Green Bay)
  • 1916 Chick Hearn, American sportscaster (d. 2002)
  • 1920 Abe Lenstra, Dutch soccer star
  • 1927 Carlos José Castilho, Brazilian footballer (d. 1987)
  • 1928 Edward Greenall, businessman/sportsman
  • 1934 Ammo Baba, Iraqi-Assyrian footballer
  • 1935 Prakash Bhandari, cricketer (3 Tests for India in mid-50's, 77 runs)
  • 1938 Jose Tartabull, baseball player
  • 1939 Dave Giusti, American baseball player
  • 1941 Aimé Jacquet, French football manager
  • 1942 Henry Carr, American athlete (200m/4x400m Olympic golds 1964), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1949 Masanori Sekiya, Japanese racing driver
  • 1951 Jayne Kennedy, sportscaster (CBS)/actress (Body & Soul), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1955 Pierre Mondou, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1957 Kenny Acheson, Northern Irish racecar driver
  • 1958 Julia Celotto, WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz/Pismo-9th-1994), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Mike Scioscia, baseball player (LA Dodgers)
  • 1960 Martin van Yellow, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1960 Ken O'Brien, American football quarterback (NY Jets), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • 1961 Lee Johnson, NFL punter/kicker (Cin Bengals)
  • 1961 Randy Milligan, baseball player
  • 1964 David Giles, Australian star sailor (Olympics-84, 88, 92, 96)
  • 1965 Danielle Ammaccapane, LPGA golfer (1991 Register PING), born in Babylon, New York
  • 1965 Kathleen Heddle, Trail BC, rower (Olympics-gold-92/96)
  • 1965 Raffaella Ragge, Italian tennis star
  • 1966 Carwell Gardner, NFL fullback (Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1966 Chryssandra Hines, Bristol Conn, team handball wing (Olympics-1996)
  • 1966 Dean Garrett, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1967 Brett MacNeil, CFL guard (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1967 Garry Valk, Edmonton, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1967 Laura Golarsa, tennis star (Oklahoma City doubles), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1970 Calvin Jones, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1970 Chris Underwood, volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Patrick Bates, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1970 Todd Kelly, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
  • 1971 Larry Allen, NFL guard/tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1971 Nick Van Exel, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
  • 1972 Chris Hetherington, running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1972 Ivan Imbernon, WLAF defensive end (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1972 Jason Burns, NFL running back (Cin Bengals)
  • 1972 Yureck Person, soccer player (NAC)
  • 1973 Nick Ferguson, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1973 Reginald Lee, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1974 Lee Vaughn, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1975 Martin Gramatica, Argentinian-American football player
  • 1976 Chad Kilger, Cornwall, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1976 Saqlain Mushtaq, cricketer (Pakistan Test off-spinner 1995)
  • 1978 Jimmy Rollins, American baseball player
  • 1979 Ricky Carmichael, American motocross racer
  • 1979 Teemu Tainio, Finnish footballer
  • 1980 Michael Yardy, English cricketer
  • 1981 Matthew Taylor, English footballer
  • 1984 Domata Peko, American football player
  • 1986 Suresh Kumar Raina, Indian cricketer
  • 1986 Suresh Raina, Indian cricketer (Gujarat Lions, Chennai Super Kings), born in Muradnagar, India
  • 1991 Nur Atikah Nabilah, Singaporean Gymnast

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1971 MLB center fielder Willie Mays (40) weds Mae Louise Allen in Mexico City

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Deaths in Sport

  • 1930 J T Tyldesley, cricket (1661 runs in 31 Tests for Eng 1898-1909), dies
  • 1942 A B C Langton, cricketer (WWII 15 Tests for South Africa 1935-39), dies
  • 1960 Frederick Fane, cricketer (682 runs in 14 Tests for Eng 1905-10), dies
  • 1995 Giancarlo Baghetti, racing driver/journalist, dies at 60
  • 1999 Yasuhiro Kojima, wrestler (b. 1937)
  • 2000 Len Shackleton, English former footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2006 Casey Coleman, American sportscaster (b. 1951)
  • 2007 Bill Willis, American football player (b. 1921)
  • 2007 Sean Taylor, American football player (Washington Redskins), fatally shot in the upper leg by an armed intruder at 24
  • 2011 Gary Speed, Former Welsh international footballer and Wales national football team manager (b. 1969)
  • 2013 Nilton Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from a lung infection at 88