On This Day

Events in Sport on July 27

  • 1913 11th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • 1913 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon, England: Maurice McLoughlin beats Charles Dixon 8-6, 6-3, 6-2 to give US an unassailable 3-1 lead over the British Isles; US wins, 3-2
  • 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: Belgian rider Philippe Thys becomes first to win the race 3 times
  • 1924 VIII Summer Olympic Games close in Paris, France
  • 1927 Mel Ott, 18, hits his 1st league home run (inside the park)
  • 1928 Kent cricket leg-spinner Tich Freeman becomes only bowler ever to take 200 first-class wickets before end of July
  • 1930 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris, France: Home team wins 4th straight title as Jean Borotra beats American George Lott 5-7, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, 8-6 for unassailable 3-1 lead; ends 4-1
  • 1930 24th Tour de France: French cyclist André Leducq scores first of 2 Tour victories (1932)
  • 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 French Championships Men's Tennis: Marcel Bernard beats Jaroslav Drobný 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)

Sports History

1947 New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra starts a record 148 game errorless streak

Sports History

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

  • 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 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Keller GC: Chick Herbert scores a 4 & 3 win over defending champion Walter Burkemo in the Tuesday final
  • 1956 England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 9-37 in Australia's 1st innings in 4th Test at Manchester; best return ever in Test cricket; bettered in 2nd innings 10-53
  • 1959 William Shea announces plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961
  • 1967 Helmond Sport soccer team forms

LPGA Championship

1969 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Concord GC: Betsy Rawls wins her second LPGA C'ship, 4 strokes ahead of runners-up Carol Mann and Susie Maxwell Berning

  • 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
  • 1978 Indians Duane Kuiper is 3rd to hit 2 bases-loaded triples (vs Yanks)

Baseball Record

1983 Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts, also winning his 1st game as a Kansas City Royal

Sports History

1984 Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,503rd career single (vs Philadelphia)

  • 1984 West Indies cricket opening batsman Gordon Greenidge smashes 223 in innings & 64 run win over England in 4th Test at Manchester; Windies lead series, 4-0
  • 1985 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway becomes first woman to run 10,000m in under 31 minutes; takes world record down to 30:59.42 in Oslo, Norway

Golf Major

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

  • 1986 24th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Czechoslovakia in Prague Czech (3-0)
  • 1986 73rd Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA

Sports History

1988 Baseball star Tommy John commits record 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3

Sports History

1990 Graham Gooch scores 333 v India at Lord's

  • 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 Detroit Tiger Fryman hits for cycle but loses 12-7 to Yankees
  • 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 84th Tour de France won by Jan Ullrich of Germany

Sports History

1997 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Gary Player of South Africa wins with birdie on 2nd playoff hole against countryman John Bland

Sports History

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

Sports History

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

Golf Tournament

2003 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Turnberry: American Tom Watson wins in a playoff with Carl Mason of England

  • 2008 95th Tour de France won by Carlos Sastre of Spain

Olympic Games

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

  • 2014 101st Tour de France won by Vincenzo Nibali of Italy

Golf Tournament

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

  • 2019 American swimmer Caeleb Dressel wins 3 gold medals in one day at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea; 50m freestyle, 100m butterfly and mixed 4×100m freestyle relay (WR 3:19.40)

Sports History

2021 American gymnast and four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles withdraws from the women's team final at the Tokyo Games citing need to focus on her mental health; also misses individual finals

  • 2021 Triathlete Flora Duffy claims historic first ever Olympic gold medal for Bermuda in the women's event at the Tokyo Games
  • 2021 Fiji retains Olympic Rugby Sevens title with 27-12 win over New Zealand in Tokyo; only second gold in the country's Olympic history
  • 2021 Ítalo Ferreira of Brazil and American Carissa Moore claim inaugural men's and women's surfing gold medals at the Tokyo Olympic Games