Events in Sport on August 27

  • 1884 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears beats Howard Taylor 6-0, 1-6, 6-0, 6-2
  • 1890 10th US Men's National Championship, New:port R.I.: Oliver Campbell beats Henry Slocum 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
  • 1894 14th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Wrenn beats Manliff Goodbody (6-8, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 1897 Roger Bresnahan debuts as Washington Senator pitcher (later HOF catcher)
  • 1901 21st U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Beals Wright (6-2, 6-8, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 1902 22nd U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats R.F. Doherty 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 8-6
  • 1908 Calgary City Rugby Football Club re-organizes as the Tigers
  • 1909 29th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats William Clothier (6-1, 6-2, 5-7, 1-6, 6-1)
  • 1910 Using twenty 137,000 candlepower arc lights, 2 amateur baseball teams play a night game at White Sox Park
  • 1911 Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits Boston, 5-0
  • 1921 J E Clair of Acme Packing Co of Green Bay granted an NFL franchise
  • 1928 42nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills beats Helen Jacobs (6-2, 6-1)
  • 1952 Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2)
  • 1960 Anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)
  • 1960 Australian swimmer John Devitt controversially wins the 100m freestyle gold medal at the Rome Olympics; recorded same time 55.2 as silver medallist American Lance Larson
  • 1960 British swimmer Anita Lonsbrough sets 200m breaststroke world record 2:49.5 to beat German pair Wiltrud Urselmann & Barbara Göbel for the gold medal at the Rome Olympics

  • 1966 Oakland Pitcher Paul Lindblad begins a 385 cons errorless streak
  • 1974 NY Met Benny Ayala hits a HR in his 1st at bat
  • 1975 1st night match at US Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith)
  • 1975 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world
  • 1976 Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open
  • 1978 Gerrie Knetemann becomes world cyclist champion
  • 1978 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1982 Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1985 Mary Joe Fernandez, 14 years 8 days old is youngest to win a US Tennis Open match (beats Sara Gomer in 1st round)
  • 1989 89th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Chris Patton
  • 1989 Tina Barrett wins LPGA Mitsubishi Motors Ocean State Golf Open
  • 1990 Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats
  • 1990 Rosa Mota wins female marathon (2:31:27)
  • 1992 CFL revokes BC Lions franchise
  • 1995 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Jenny Lidback wins by 1 from Liselotte Neumann of Sweden

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1995 95th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Detroit Red Wings to the Tampa Bay Lightning

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • 2004 China's first ever gold in Olympic Games men's track and field; Liu Xiang wins 110m hurdles in Athens, equalling Colin Jackson's 1993 world record time of 12.91 seconds
  • 2004 German kayaker Birgit Fischer wins gold in K-4 500m & silver in K-2 500m in Athens; first woman in any sport to win gold medals at 6 different Olympics, gold 24 years apart, and 1st person to win 2 or more medals in 5 different Games
  • 2004 Timothy Mack vaults an Olympic record 5.95m to win the pole vault gold medal from fellow American Toby Stevenson (5.90m) at the Athens Olympics
  • 2004 Osleidys Menéndez of Cuba throws an Olympic record 71.53m to easily beat German Steffi Nerius for the women's javelin gold medal at the Athens Games
  • 2004 In a huge upset in the men's basketball semi final at the Athens Olympics, Argentina beats a star-studded but unsettled US team 89-81; they go on to take gold and US bronze
  • 2004 Australia wins its first ever Olympic men's field hockey gold medal with a 2-1 win a.e.t. against the Netherlands in Athens
  • 2011 13th Athletics World Championships open at Daegu, South Korea

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 15th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt of Jamaica adds the Mens 200m gold to his 100m win

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 Former five-weight world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats MMA fighter Conor McGregor in his debut match in the 10th round in Las Vegas

  • 2017 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Ottawa Hunt GC: Park Sung-hyun of South Korea wins by 2 from Mirim Lee