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

  • 1960 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Royal Crown Golf Open

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
  • 1966 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Louise Suggs Delray Beach Golf Invitational
  • 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 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic
  • 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)