On This Day

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 defending champion 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

1898 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Louisa Martin 6-4, 6-4 for her 3rd Wimbledon singles championship

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1898 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Defending champion R.F. Doherty beats younger brother Laurence Doherty 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1
  • 1899 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats Charlotte Cooper 6-2, 6-3
  • 1902 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Newport, RI: Marion Jones wins her second US singles title; beats Elisabeth Moore 6-1, 1-0 when the defending champion is forced to retire
  • 1903 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Elisabeth Moore beats Marion Jones 7-5, 8-6 for her third of 4 US singles titles
  • 1904 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty wins 3rd consecutive Wimbledon singles crown; beats Frank Riseley for 2nd straight year 6-1, 7-5, 8-6
  • 1908 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Maud Barger-Wallach beats defending champion Evelyn Sears 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 for her lone major title
  • 1909 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman outclasses defending champion Maud Barger-Wallach 6-0, 6-1 for first of 3 straight US singles titles
  • 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 awardBritish Golf Open

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

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1931 Ryder Cup Golf, Scioto CC: Walter Hagen 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 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Englishman Alf Padgham wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Jimmy Adams of Scotland
  • 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 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Scioto CC: American Chandler Harper wins his only major title; beats Harry Williams Jr., 4 & 3 in the final
  • 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 awardUS Women's Golf Open

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

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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, Parc des Princes, Paris, France: Michel Platini & Bruno Bellone score as France beats Spain, 2-0
  • 1984 Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts
  • 1986 American tennis player Anne White shocks Wimbledon by wearing a white, one-piece, lycra body suit in 1st round match against Pam Shriver; wears regular outfit after rain break
  • 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
  • 1990 NBA Draft: Syracuse power forward Derrick Coleman first pick by New Jersey Nets
  • 1992 193rd ranked Andrei Olhovskiy of Russia defeats #1 seed Jim Courier 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the 3rd round at Wimbledon
  • 1992 Dan O'Brien fails on pole vault & eliminated from Olympics decathlon

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1993 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Jim Colbert wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Raymond Floyd

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 1993 NY Met pitcher Anthony Young loses record 24th straight game
  • 1998 NHL Draft: Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) center Vincent Lecavalier first pick by Tampa Bay Lightning
  • 1999 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: Juli Inkster shoots final round 65 to win by 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Liselotte Neumann; completes career grand slam
  • 1999 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Hale Irwin wins his 5th of 7 Champions Tour major titles by 7 strokes from Australian Graham Marsh
  • 2001 NBA Draft: Glynn Academy center Kwame Brown first pick by Washington Wizards
  • 2010 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Locust Hill CC: American Christie Kerr takes her second major title with a 12 stroke win over Song-Hee Kim of South Korea
  • 2013 NBA Draft: UNLV power forward Anthony Bennett first pick Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 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