Events in Sport on April 27

  • 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London
  • 1918 Giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped
  • 1924 Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1
  • 1926 In the Giants' 9-8 win over Phillies, Mel Ott, 17, 1st appearance
  • 1944 Boston Brave Jim Tobin no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1947 Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & through out US

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1953 Wrestler Freddie Blassie coins term "Pencil neck geek"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956 Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
  • 1961 NFL officially recognizes Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio
  • 1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
  • 1973 KC Royal Steve Busby no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
  • 1975 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
  • 1980 Barbara Barrow wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
  • 1981 1st female soccer official is hired by NASL
  • 1982 NFL Draft: University of Texas defensive end Kenneth Sims first pick by New England Patriots

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1983 Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1984 Cleveland Indians beat Detroit Tigers, 8-4, in 19 innings

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1986 Pat Bradley wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1992 NY Mets trade David Cone to Toronto Blue Jays for Jeff Kent
  • 1994 7th longest NHL game at 125 min 43 sec: Buffalo Sabres beat New Jersey Devils 1-0 on a goal by Dave Hannan
  • 1994 Graeme Obree bicycles world record time (52,713 km)
  • 1994 Twins righty Scott Erickson no-hits Brewers 6-0

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1997 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Championship

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez