Events in Sport on December 27

  • 1892 N C Biddle beats Livingston 4-0 in 1st black college football game
  • 1897 Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias beat Ottawa Capitals, 15-2
  • 1919 Red Sox owner Harry Frazee announces they will deal any player except Harry Hooper, Hooper is sent to the White Sox after 1920 season
  • 1937 German immigration officials with no explanation bar Juan Carlos Zabala (Arg), 1932 Olympic marathon champion, from entering Germany
  • 1942 NFL Pro Bowl: NFL All-Stars beats Washington 17-14
  • 1951 40th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Sydney (3-2)
  • 1953 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-16 in NFL championship game
  • 1956 45th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (5-0)

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1956 Bill Sharman (Boston) ends NBA free throw streak of 55 games

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • 1959 Balt Colts beat NY Giants 31-16 in NFL championship game
  • 1960 1961 NFL Draft: Tommy Mason from University of Tulane first pick by Minnesota Vikings
  • 1962 28th Heisman Trophy Award: Terry Baker, Oregon State (QB)
  • 1964 Cleveland Browns beat Balt Colts 27-0 in NFL championship game
  • 1971 1st Fiesta Bowl: #8 Arizona State beats Florida State, 45-38
  • 1972 LA Kings start Islanders on 12 game losing streak
  • 1973 LA Dodgers announce night games will start at 7:30 instead of 8
  • 1974 40th Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
  • 1979 Red Army beats NY Rangers 5-2 at Madison Square Garden
  • 1980 Calvin Murphy (Rockets) begins longest NBA free throw streak of 78
  • 1981 Lillee becomes the leading wicket-taker in test cricket with 310

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1981 Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest NHLer to get 100 pts (38th game)

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1984 Padres' free agent pitcher Ed Whitson signs with NY Yankees
  • 1987 Steve Largent sets all-time NFL record for career catches when he catches his 752nd pass
  • 1989 Oregon begins taking bids on NBA games
  • 1991 Bengals hire Dave Shula as youngest NFL coach (32)
  • 1991 Chuck Knox retires as Seattle Seahawk coach
  • 1995 Boon completes his 21st Test Cricket century (110 v SL, MCG)

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1999 Joe Sakic records his 1,000th career point, an assist against the St. Louis Blues

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic