Events in Sport on June 27

  • 1890 George Dixon becomes 1st black boxing champ (Bantam weight)
  • 1891 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Mabel Cahill beats Ellen Roosevelt 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
  • 1894 American Annie Londonderry [Annie Kopchovsky] sets out to become first woman to bicycle around the world (completes her journey September 1895)

Sport awardTennis Open

1899 16th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats Charlotte Cooper (6-2 6-3)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1899 23rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R.F. Doherty beats Arthur Gore 1-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
  • 1902 16th U.S. Women's National Championship: Marion Jones beats Elisabeth Moore (6-1, 1-0, ret.)
  • 1903 9th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 307 at Baltusrol GC NJ
  • 1903 17th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Marion Jones (7-5, 8-6)
  • 1908 22nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Maud Barger-Wallach beats Evelyn Sears 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
  • 1909 23rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Maud Barger-Wallach (6-0, 6-1)
  • 1914 Jack Johnson beats Frank Moran in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1917 1st baseball player (Hank Gowdy) to enter WW I military service

Sport awardGolf Major

1924 British Open Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: American Walter Hagen wins his 2nd Open Championships, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Ernest Whitcombe

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
  • 1931 Ryder Cup Golf, Scioto CC: Walter Hagan captains his 2nd victorious American team; US wins, 9-3
  • 1933 Ryder Cup Golf, Southport & Ainsdale GC: Great Britain wins, 6½-5½; GB's last Cup victory until 1957
  • 1936 71st British Golf Open: Alf Padgham shoots a 287 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club

  • 1939 Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 2-2, in 23 innings
  • 1939 Headley scores a cricket century in each innings v England at Lord's
  • 1950 32nd PGA Championship: Chandler Harper at Scioto CC Columbus Ohio
  • 1954 The so-called "Battle of Berne" occurs during the FIFA World Cup match between Brazil and Hungary as the game descends into an all-out brawl
  • 1956 Indians trailing Orioles 9-1 come back to win 12-11 in 11 innings

Sport awardGolf Major

1959 US Open Women's Golf, Churchill Valley CC: Mickey Wright successfully defends her Open title by 2 strokes from Louise Suggs

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1963 Phillies Johnny Callison hits for cycle, but Phillie centerfielder Tony Gonzalez's error ends his record 205 consecutive errorless games
  • 1969 Honduras/El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match

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1971 US Open Women's Golf, Kahwa GC: JoAnne Carner wins by 7 strokes from Kathy Whitworth

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

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1979 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali confirms that his 3rd retirement is final (it isn't)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1980 Dodgers' Jerry Reuss no-hits SF Giants 8-0
  • 1983 Mariners bat out of order against White Sox in 2nd inning
  • 1984 UEFA European Championship Final: Michel Platini & Bruno Bellone score as France beats Spain 2-0 in Paris
  • 1984 Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts
  • 1986 Robby Thompson (SF Giants) sets record, caught stealing 4 times in 1 game

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1988 Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1988 Reds bat out of order against Padres in 1st inning
  • 1992 193rd ranked Andrei Olhovsky defeats #1 seed Jim Courier at Wimbledon
  • 1992 Dan O'Brien fails on pole vault & eliminated from Olympics decathlon
  • 1993 11th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jim Colbert
  • 1993 NY Met pitcher Anthony Young loses record 24th straight game
  • 1993 Shelley Hamlin wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic

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1994 12th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Dave Stockton

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • 1999 45th LPGA Championship won by Juli Inkster
  • 2010 56th LPGA Championship: American Christie Kerr takes her second major title with a 12 stroke win over Song-Hee Kim of South Korea
  • 2014 NHL Coyotes franchise changes geographic name from "Phoenix" to "Arizona" after change of ownership

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2017 Tennis star Serena Williams poses pregnant and nude for the cover of "Vanity Fair"

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams