Events in Sport on January 27

  • 1894 1st college basketball game, University of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11
  • 1927 Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Melbourne: Esna Boyd wins title after 5 consecutive runner-up finishes; beats Sylvia Lance Harper 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
  • 1927 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Gerald Patterson wins his only home title; beats countryman John Hawkes 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 18-16, 6-3
  • 1934 Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Sydney: Joan Hartigan Bathurst retains title; beats Margaret Molesworth 6-1, 6-4
  • 1934 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Englishman Fred Perry wins his only Australian title; beats Jack Crawford of Australia 6-3, 7-5, 6-1
  • 1936 Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Adelaide: Joan Hartigan Bathurst wins her 3rd Australian singles title; beats Nancye Wynne Bolton 6-4, 6-4
  • 1936 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Adrian Quist wins his first Grand Slam event; beats fellow Australian Jack Crawford 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 9-7
  • 1944 Casey Stengel, manager of the Boston Braves since 1938, resigns Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, & Joseph Maney buy control of Boston Braves

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1954 Archie Moore beats Joey Maxim in 15-round unanimous decision to retain his world light heavyweight boxing title at the Orange Bowl, Miami; last of famous trilogy of fights, all won by Moore

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • 1955 1955 NFL Draft: George Shaw from University of Oregon first pick by Baltimore Colts
  • 1956 NFL's NY Giants switches games from Polo Grounds to Yankee Stadium
  • 1958 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Angela Mortimer Barrett of England beats Lorraine Coghlan of Australia 6-3, 6-4

Sport awardTennis Open

1958 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Ashley Cooper wins 2nd straight Australian title; beats fellow Australian Malcolm Anderson 7-5, 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • 1961 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Margaret Court retains title; repeat of previous year's final beating Jan Lehane O'Neill 6-1, 6-4

Sport awardTennis Open

1961 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats fellow Australian Rod Laver 1-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 for his first Grand Slam title

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • 1963 Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, & John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

  • 1966 Wisconsin State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W Roller rules either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or NL must promise Wisconsin an expansion team for 1966
  • 1967 New Orleans Saints sign their 1st player (Paige Cothren-kicker)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 Chuck Noll is named head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers (the youngest coach in NFL history at the time)

NFL Head Coach Chuck Noll
NFL Head Coach
Chuck Noll

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Rod Laver takes 1st leg of his successful second Grand Slam; beats Andrés Gimeno of Spain 6-3, 6-4, 7-5

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • 1970 1970 NFL Draft: Terry Bradshaw from Louisiana Tech first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers

Sport awardTennis Open

1970 58th Men's Australian Open: Arthur Ashe beats Dick Crealy (6-4, 9-7, 6-2)

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 1973 UCLA's basketball team wins 61st consecutive game (NCAA record)
  • 1979 Islanders ends 23 undefeated games at home streak (15-0-8)
  • 1980 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 37-27
  • 1982 Philadelphia trades Larry Bowa & Ryne Sandberg to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus
  • 1982 West Indies beat Australia 3-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • 1985 Mark Mckoy cycles world record 50m hurdles indoor (5.25)
  • 1985 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 22-14
  • 1989 Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games
  • 1989 Okla linebacker Mark VanKeirsblilck assaults an Ok grad student

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Detroit center Steve Yzerman becomes the 4th NHL player to record 100 points in 50 games or less with a goal and 2 assists as Red Wings beat Toronto, 8-1

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman

Sport awardTennis Open

1990 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats American Mary Joe Fernandez 6-3, 6-4 for her 3rd consecutive Australian singles crown

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1991 Super Bowl XXV, Tampa Stadium: New York Giants beat Buffalo Bills, 20-19; MVP: Ottis Anderson, NY Giants, RB

Sport awardTennis Open

1991 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Boris Becker of Germany wins his 1st Australian title; beats Ivan Lendl 1-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Mike Tyson goes on trial for rape (he is found guilty)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1995 Eric Cantona of Manchester United fined and banned from playing football after attacking a fan

Sport awardTennis Open

1996 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles beats Anke Huber of Germany 6-4, 6-1 for her first and only Grand Slam victory after her stabbing

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Anke Huber
Tennis Player
Anke Huber
  • 1998 WNBA begins filling rosters of Washington Mystics & Detroit Shock

Sport awardTennis Open

2001 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Jennifer Capriati wins her first Grand Slam title; beats Martina Hingis 6-4, 6-3

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • 2002 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Thomas Johansson of Sweden wins his only Grand Slam title; beats Russian star Marat Safin 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6
  • 2002 AFC Championship, Heinz Field, Pittsburgh: New England Patriots beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-17
  • 2002 NFC Championship, Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis: St. Louis Rams beat Philadelphia Eagles, 29-24

Sport awardTennis Open

2007 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-2; first time the tournament used Hawk-Eye system for official line-calls

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova

Sport awardTennis Open

2008 96th Men's Australian Open: Novak Đoković beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • 2008 56th NHL All-Star Game, Phillips Arena, Atlanta: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 8-7; MVP: Eric Staal, Carolina, C
  • 2013 7 people are killed and 3 are injured after a retaining wall collapses during a football match at the Ugur Sports Facility, Turkey
  • 2013 Magnus Carlsen wins the 2013 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
  • 2013 Spain defeats Denmark to win the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship
  • 2013 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 62-35
  • 2013 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins Open era record 4th Australian crown; beats Andy Murray of Scotland 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2
  • 2018 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 to win her first Grand Slam title