On This Day

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: Belgian rider Philippe Thys becomes first to win the race 3 times
  • 1924 VIII Summer Olympic Games close in Paris, France
  • 1930 25th International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris: Jean Borotra beats American George Lott 5-7, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, 8-6 to give France an 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 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 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

Sport awardLPGA 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

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

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
  • 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

Sport awardGolf 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

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 84th Tour de France won by Jan Ullrich of Germany

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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

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player

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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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

2003 British Senior Open Men's 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

OlympicsOlympic Games

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

Sport awardGolf 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

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • 2019 American swimmer Caleb 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)