On This Day

On This Day in Sport for October 27

Events in Sport

  • 1931 Chuhei Numbu of Japan, sets then long jump record at 26' 2½"
  • 1961 American Basketball League starts play
  • 1973 1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2
  • 1974 French runner Chantal Langlacé sets female world marathon record (2:46:24) in Neuf-Brisach, France
  • 1979 Islanders score 2 goals within 6 seconds 3 goals within 44 seconds
  • 1980 Astros owner John McMullen replaces GM Tal Smith with Al Rosen
  • 1980 Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph
  • 1985 15th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:34
  • 1985 16th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34
  • 1985 Anthony Carter begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions
  • 1985 KC Royals beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 82nd World Series
  • 1986 NY Mets beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 83rd World Series
  • 1990 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Bayakoa, Fly So Free, In The Wings, Meadow Star, Royal Academy, Safely Kept, Unbridled
  • 1991 Minnesota Twins beat Altanta Braves, 1-0 in 10 in Game 7 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome; win 2nd Baseball World Series since move to Minneapolis; Twins pitcher Jack Morris MVP
  • 1992 Don Baylor appointed 1st manager of Colorado Rockies
  • 1995 Contract finalizing Cleveland Browns' move to Balt is signed

  • 1995 South African fast bowler Meyrick Pringle takes cricket hat-trick in England tour game at Soweto
  • 1996 US beats Japan, 21½-14½, at Nichirei International Golf Tournament
  • 1999 New York Yankees beat Atlanta, 4-1 in Game 4 at Yankee Stadium to sweep Braves and retain Baseball World Series; Yankees closer Mariano Rivera MVP
  • 2001 13th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 21-17 in Chestnut Hill
  • 2001 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Tiznow, Johannesburg, Unbridled Elaine, Fantastic Light, Val Royal, Banks Hill, Tempera, Squirtle Squirt
  • 2002 Anaheim beats San Francisco Giants, 4-1 in Game 7 at Edison Field to win Angels' first Baseball World Series; Anaheim 1st baseman Troy Glaus MVP
  • 2004 The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years
  • 2004 Boston beats St. Louis Cardinals, 3-0 in Game 4 at Busch Stadium to sweep Cardinals and win Red Sox first Baseball World Series since 1918; Boston outfielder Manny Ramirez MVP
  • 2006 St. Louis beats Detroit Tigers, 4-2 in Game 5 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals' 10th Baseball World Series; Cards infielder David Eckstein MVP
  • 2007 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Monmouth Park; Day 2 winners: Indian Blessing, War Pass, Lahudood, Midnight Lute, Kip Deville, Ginger Punch, English Channel, Curlin
  • 2011 MLB World Series Game 6: St. Louis Cardinal 3B David Freese hits game-tying 2 run triple with 2 outs in the 9th and then hits walk-off home run in the 11th

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins the Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit to clinch his 4th straight F1 World Drivers Championship; 6th consecutive GP victory

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel

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2013 American Serena Williams wins her 4th season ending tennis title; beats Li Na of China 2–6, 6–3, 6–0 in the WTA Championship final in Istanbul, Turkey

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Li Na
Tennis Player
Li Na

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2015 American soccer star Abby Wambach announces her retirement

Soccer Player Abby Wambach
Soccer Player
Abby Wambach
  • 2018 EPL club Leicester City’s billionaire Thai owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha dies in a helicopter crash in the carpark outside the club’s King Power Stadium following 1-1 draw against West Ham United
  • 2018 LA Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox, 3-2 in Game 3 of baseball's World Series; a record 46 players used by both teams; Boston go on to win 4 games to 1

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2019 Tiger Woods scores a wire-to-wire 3-stroke win over Hideki Matsuyama at the inaugural Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf & Country Club to tie Sam Snead's record of 82 PGA victories

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1877 George Thompson, English cricketer (d. 1943)
  • 1904 Erno Schwarz, Hungarian-American soccer player, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • 1917 Jack Plimsoll, South African cricketer (South African lefty quick, 3-143 in only Test 1947), born in Kalk Bay, South Africa (d. 1999)
  • 1922 George Young, Scottish football player, born in Grangemouth, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • 1922 Ralph Kiner, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (NL home run leader 1946–52; 6×MLB All-Star; Pittsburgh Pirates) and sportscaster (NY Mets), born in Santa Rita, New Mexico (d. 2014)
  • 1926 Nana Joshi [Padmanabh Govind Joshi], Indian cricket wicket-keeper (Indian National Team during 1950's), born in Baroda, Gujarat, India (d. 1987)
  • 1928 Datta Gaekwad, Indian cricket captain and batsman (11 Tests; India's oldest living Test cricketer), born in Vadodara, India
  • 1928 Kyle Rote, NFL halfback (NY Giants 1951-61), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1930 Bill George, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, LA Rams), born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • 1932 Kathy Cornelius, American golfer (US Open 1956), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1932 Harry Gregg, Irish soccer goalkeeper (25 caps Northern Ireland; Manchester United) and manager (Shrewsbury Town, Swansea, Crewe Alexandra), born in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland (d. 2020)
  • 1933 Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower (Olympic gold 1960), born in Leningrad (d. 2012)
  • 1941 Dick Trickle, American race car driver, born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (d. 2013)
  • 1954 Chris Tavaré, British cricketer (England opener & occasional scorer of runs), born in Orpington, Kent

Person of interestPatty Sheehan

1956 Patty Sheehan, American golfer (6 LPGA major titles; US Open 1992, 94), born in Middlebury, Vermont

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1957 Glenn Hoddle, English soccer ball player (Tottenham), born in Hayes, Middlesex, England
  • 1959 Rick Carlisle, American basketball guard and head coach (Dallas Mavericks 2008-19; Indiana Pacers; NBA Coach of the Year 2002, Detroit Pistons), born in Ogdensburg, New York
  • 1960 Tom Nieto, American baseball player, born in Downey, California
  • 1964 Jill Hetherington, Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Brampton, Canada
  • 1964 Mark Taylor, Australian cricketer (genius Australian captain since 1994), born in Leeton, Australia
  • 1964 Mary T. Meagher, American swimmer (3 x Olympic gold 100/200m butterfly, 4x100m medley 1984; WR 100/200m butterfly 1981), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1965 Krista Blomquist, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1995), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1966 Brad Lauer, Canadian NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Humboldt, Canada
  • 1966 Timm Rosenbach, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1967 Jaren Jackson, American NBA guard & forward (Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1968 Antoinette Lucas, American field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Crozier, Virginia
  • 1968 Vinny Samways, English footballer, born in Bethnal Green, London
  • 1969 Corey Foster, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1969 John Kasay, NFL kicker (Carolina Panthers), born in Athens, Georgia
  • 1970 Vernon Lewis, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970 Felix Bwalya, Zambian boxer, born in Chingola, Zambia
  • 1971 Liz Pagano, WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1994), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1971 Mike Ricci, Canadian NHL center (Colorado Avalanche), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • 1971 Zaddick X Longenbach, Greenwalds Pa, fencer-foil (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Theodoros Zagorakis, Greek footballer, born in Lydía, Kavala, Greece
  • 1971 Jorge Soto, Peruvian soccer midfielder (101 caps; Sporting Cristal), born in Lima, Peru
  • 1972 Brad Radke, American baseball pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • 1972 John Steel, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1972 Maria Mutola, Mozambican 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique
  • 1972 Lee Clark, English footballer (Newcastle United), born in Wallsend, England
  • 1974 Juan Viedma, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, NEC), born in Heemskerk, Netherlands
  • 1977 Jiří Jarosík, Czech footballer, born in Ústí nad Labem, Czechoslovakia
  • 1977 Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lankan cricketer, born in Matale, Sri Lanka
  • 1978 Sergei Samsonov, Russian ice hockey player, born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1983 Brent Clevlen, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1984 Brady Quinn, American football player (Cleveland Browns), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1984 Irfan Pathan, Indian cricketer (2007 ICC World Twenty20 winning squad of India), born in Vadodara, Gujarat, India
  • 1986 Matty Pattison, South African footballer (Whickham), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1986 David Warner, Australian cricket batsman (top Test score 335no 2019; 2nd highest by an Australian; "Sandpaper-gate" 2018 12-month suspension), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1987 Andrew Bynum, American basketball player (Los Angeles Lakers), born in Plainsboro Township, New Jersey
  • 1987 Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball player (Milwaukee Bucks), born in Heshan, Guangdong, China

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

1910 Baseball legend Connie Mack (47) weds Katherine Holahan

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 2005 Grand Prix motorcycle road racer Fonsi Nieto (27) weds model Ariadne Artiles at Iglesia de San Miguel in Ibiza

Deaths in Sport

  • 1919 John Harry, cricket wicket-keeper (Aust one Test 1895, one catch), dies
  • 1935 E. A. D. [Ernest Arthur Douglas] Eldridge, British racing driver, dies at 40
  • 1949 Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (b. 1916)
  • 1953 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (b. 1873)
  • 1954 Frank Druce, English cricket batsman (5 Tests; Surrey), dies at 79
  • 1955 Clark Griffith, American MLB baseball player and manager (NY Yankees), dies at 85
  • 1965 French Luitjes, Dutch athlete, dies at 21
  • 1966 Nigel Haig, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; 1,000 runs and 100 wickets 1921, 27, 29 Middlesex), dies at 78
  • 1974 Rudolf Dassler, German entrepreneur who founded sportswear company Puma, dies at 76
  • 1975 H. V. Porter, American basketball coach and administrator (created fan-shaped backboard; moulded basketball, rules films), dies at 84
  • 1987 Vijay Merchant, Indian cricketer (Test average 47 72, 1st-class avg 71), dies at 76
  • 1992 Roy Marshall, West Indian cricketer (143 runs for WI, 35725 runs overall), dies at 62
  • 1994 Wally Halder, Canadian ice hockey forward (Olympic gold 1948, tournament top scorer), dies of cancer at 69
  • 2004 Serginho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1974)
  • 2006 Joe Niekro, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star; NL wins leader 1979; Houston Astros; World Series 1987; NY Yankees), dies from a brain aneurysm at 61
  • 2006 Marlin McKeever, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1966; LA Rams), dies from injuries suffered in a fall at 66
  • 2009 David Shepherd, English cricket umpire (b. 1940)