Events in Sport on March 27

  • 1871 1st international rugby union match - Scotland 1, England 0 at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
  • 1873 34th Grand National: Mr. J. M. Richardson aboard Disturbance wins
  • 1885 47th Grand National: Mr Ted Wilson aboard Roquefort wins
  • 1896 58th Grand National: Mr David Campbell aboard The Soarer wins
  • 1903 65th Grand National: Percy Woodland aboard Drumcree wins
  • 1908 70th Grand National: Henry Bletsoe aboard Rubio wins
  • 1914 76th Grand National: Bill Smith aboard Sunloch wins
  • 1925 84th Grand National: Maj. John Wilson aboard Double Chance wins
  • 1931 John McGraw says night baseball will not catch on
  • 1931 90th Grand National: Bob Lyall aboard Grakle wins
  • 1932 De Bataven soccer team forms in Gendt
  • 1936 95th Grand National: Mr. Fulke Walwyn aboard Reynoldstown wins
  • 1939 1st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: U of Oregon beats OH State 46-33

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1942 Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (NYC)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1945 7th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats NYU 49-44
  • 1951 13th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Kansas 68-58

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1962 Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante
  • 1965 119th Grand National: Mr. "Tommy" Smith aboard Jay Trump wins
  • 1971 33rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Villanova 68-62 UCLA wins their 5th consecutive NCAA basketball title
  • 1973 Dennis Amiss out for 99 v Pakistan, 3rd 99 in Test Cricket
  • 1977 American tennis star Chris Evert wins her 4th and final WTA Tour Championship 2–6, 6–1, 6–1 against England's Sue Barker at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1978 40th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Duke 94-88
  • 1982 Imran takes 14-116 for cricket match v Sri Lanka at Lahore

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1983 Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1988 Ice Dance Championship at Budapest won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
  • 1988 Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Budapest won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
  • 1988 Ok-Hee Ku wins Standard Register Turquoise Classic Golf Tournament
  • 1989 Delhi beat Bengal by innings & 210 to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
  • 1990 NSW beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final
  • 1991 NCAA bans U of Minn football team from postseason play in 1992
  • 1994 23rd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Andrews
  • 1994 Ice Dance Championship at Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk & Platov (RUS)