Events in Sport on July 27

  • 1913 11th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • 1914 Roda JC soccer team forms in Kerkrade
  • 1919 13th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium
  • 1920 Resolute beats Shamrock IV (England) in 14th running of America's Cup
  • 1920 14th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • 1924 8th Olympic games closes in Paris
  • 1930 25th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
  • 1930 24th Tour de France won by Andre Leducq of France
  • 1937 32nd Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Wimbledon (4-1)
  • 1945 Cubs purchase pitcher Hank Borowy from NY Yankees
  • 1946 Boston Red Sox Rudy York hits 2 grand slams in 1 game, gets 10 RBIs
  • 1946 45th Men's French Championships: Marcel Bernard beats Jaroslav Drobny (3-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3)
  • 1946 45th Women's French Championships: Margaret Osborne beats Pauline Betz (1-6, 8-6, 7-5)

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1948 Bradman's 29th and last Test Cricket century, part of winning 3-404

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon (2:23:03.2)
  • 1952 Swedish race walker John Mikaelsson makes it back-to-back gold medals in the 10k event at the Helsinki Olympics, having won the corresponding race in London in 1948

  • 1953 Dizzy Dean, Al Simmons Chief Bender, Bobby Wallace, Harry Wright, Ed Barrow, Bill Klem and Tom Connolly inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1954 36th PGA Championship: Chick Herbert at Keller GC St Paul, Minnesota

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1958 Louise Suggs wins LPGA French Lick Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1959 William Shea announces plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961
  • 1967 Helmond Sport soccer team forms

Sport awardGolf Major

1969 15th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1970 Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
  • 1970 L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, and Jesse Haines enter Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1973 40th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Miami 14, All Stars 3 (54,103)
  • 1973 Walter Blum becomes 6th jockey to ride 4,000 winners
  • 1980 Sally Little wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic

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1982 California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1983 Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan & Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

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1984 Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single (vs Philadelphia)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Sport awardGolf Major

1986 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Board of Trade CC: Pat Bradley wins in a playoff with Ayako Okamoto of Japan

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1986 24th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Czechoslovakia in Prague Czech (3-0)
  • 1986 73rd Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • 1988 Baseball star Tommy John commits record 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3

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1990 Graham Gooch scores 333 v India at Lord's

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • 1990 Tom Moody scores 100 in 26 mins in county cricket, world record
  • 1992 Astros begins 26-game road trip to make room for Republican National Convention
  • 1992 Japanese swimmer Kyoko Iwasaki wins the 200m breaststroke in Barcelona to become the youngest to win an Olympic gold medal at 14 years-6 days
  • 1993 NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million
  • 1993 NY Met Anthony Young wins ending his losing streak at 27 games
  • 1996 Bomb explodes at Atlanta Olympic Park, 1 killed, 110 injured
  • 1996 David Sales makes 210 on 1st class cricket debut for Northants v Worcs
  • 1996 Brazilian pair Jackie Silva and Sandra Pires win inaugural women's beach volleyball gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics
  • 1997 Detroit Tigers retire pitching great Hal Newhouser's #16
  • 1997 Stewart Cink wins golfs Greater Hartford Open (267)
  • 1997 Tammie Green wins Giant Eagle LPGA Classic
  • 1997 84th Tour de France won by Jan Ullrich of Germany

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1999 Tony Hawk is the first skateboarder to land a "900"

Skateboarder Tony Hawk
Skateboarder
Tony Hawk

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2003 90th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong

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2003 British Open Seniors Golf, Turnberry: American Tom Watson wins in a playoff with Carl Mason of England

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 2008 95th Tour de France won by Carlos Sastre of Spain
  • 2008 British Open Seniors Golf, Royal Troon: Bruce Vaughan wins in a playoff with fellow American John Cook

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2012 Queen Elizabeth II opens the 30th Olympics in London, United Kingdom (with some help from 007)

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 2014 101st Tour de France won by Vincenzo Nibali of Italy

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2014 British Open Seniors Golf, Royal Porthcawl: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his second Open Seniors title by 13 strokes from Colin Montgomerie of Scotland

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer