On This Day

Events in Sport on May 27

  • 1878 6th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Duke of Magenta wins in 2:41.75
  • 1878 Australians Cricket 41 & 12-1 defeat MCC 33 & 19
  • 1881 9th Preakness: T Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:40.5
  • 1882 10th Preakness: T Costello aboard Vanguard wins in 2:44.5
  • 1902 27th Preakness: L Jackson aboard Old England wins in 1:45.8
  • 1903 37th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Africander wins in 2:21.75
  • 1904 NL record of 5 stolen bases in a game (Dennis McGann, NY Giants)
  • 1905 30th Preakness: W Davis aboard Cairngore wins in 1:45.8
  • 1933 Trailing 11-3, Yanks score 12 runs in 8th & beat White Sox 15-11

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1937 Carl Hubbell wins his 24th consecutive game (since July 17, 1936)

Baseball Pitcher Carl Hubbell
Baseball Pitcher
Carl Hubbell

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1938 Bradman scores his 1000th cricket run of English season, earliest to do so

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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1948 Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

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1949 Indians start 12-17, owner Bill Veeck arranges a "Second Opening Day"

MLB Team Owner and Promoter Bill Veeck
MLB Team Owner and Promoter
Bill Veeck
  • 1955 Boston Red Sox Norm Zauchin gets 10 RBIs, beating Senators 16-0
  • 1960 Baltimore manager Paul Richards devises oversized catcher's mitt, used by Baltimore Oriole Clint Courtney
  • 1961 Fiorentina of Italy win 1st European Cup Winner's Cup against Glasgow Rangers 4-2 in Florence (2nd leg)

  • 1961 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' ½"
  • 1961 60th Men's French Championships: Manuel Santana beats Nicola Pietrangeli (4-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2)
  • 1961 60th Women's French Championships: Ann Haydon beats Yola Ramirez (6-2, 6-1)
  • 1964 European Cup Final, Praterstadion, Vienna: Internazionale beats Real Madrid, 3-1 for their first title
  • 1965 10th European Cup Final, San Siro, Milan: Jair da Costa scores winner as defending champions Internazionale beat Benfica, 1-0
  • 1968 NL awards Montreal & SD major league franchises

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1968 George Halas retires from coaching, finishing with 318 regular-season wins and 6 NFL titles

American Football Coach and Team Owner George Halas
American Football Coach and Team Owner
George Halas
  • 1971 23rd Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland, 13-11
  • 1972 Indianapolis 500: Mark Donohue wins in 3:04:23.851 (262.262 km/h)
  • 1974 Pirates Ken Brett no-hits Padres until 9th inning
  • 1975 Stanley Cup Final, The Aud, Buffalo, NY: Philadelphia Flyers take back-to-back titles; beat Buffalo Sabres, 2-0 for a 4-2 series win
  • 1979 Indianapolis 500: Rick Mears wins in 3:08:47.950 (255.723 km/h)
  • 1981 Lenny Randle tries to blow a slow roller foul but umpire says no
  • 1981 25th European Cup: Liverpool beats Real Madrid 1-0 at Paris
  • 1982 New owners headed by John McMullen buy NHL's Colorado Rockies and move the team to the New Jersey Meadowlands under the new name NJ Devils

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1984 Manuela Maleeva of Bulgaria wins 3 singles tennis matches in one day; Italian Open 1984, beats Virginie Ruzici, Carling Basset and Chris Evert in the final 6-3 6-3; only 7th player to beat Evert on clay

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1984 Indianapolis 500: Rick Mears wins in 3:03:21.638 (263.308 km/h)
  • 1987 New York Yankees knuckleballer Phil Niekro is 3rd pitcher to make 700th start, joining Cy Young and Don Sutton
  • 1987 31st European Cup: Porto beats Bayern Munich 2-1 at Vienna
  • 1990 74th Indianapolis 500 runs

  • 1993 Baseball player Dale Murphy ends his career after 398 HRs
  • 1994 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New York Rangers beat New Jersey Devils, 4 games to 3
  • 1997 Indianapolis 500: Arie Luyendyk wins his 2nd Indy 500
  • 1997 Major league revenue sharing begins, NY Yanks pay out most $28M
  • 2000 NHL Western Conference Final: Dallas Stars beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 3
  • 2000 Super Rugby Final, Canberra: Crusaders claim their 3rd consecutive title with a 20-19 win over the ACT Brumbies; flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens kicks 5 penalties for the winners
  • 2001 Indianapolis 500: Hélio Castroneves wins in 3:31:54.180 (227.841 km/h)

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2001 Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Ridgewood CC, NJ: 5-time British Open champion Tom Watson wins first of 6 Champions Tour major titles with a 1 stroke win over Jim Thorpe

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 2006 NHL Western Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Anaheim Ducks, 4 games to 1
  • 2006 Super Rugby Final, Christchurch: Canterbury Crusaders retain title with a 19-12 win over the Wellington Hurricanes; Dan Carter kicks 4 penalties & a conversion for the winners
  • 2006 WLAF World Bowl 14, LTU arena, Düsseldorf: Frankfurt Galaxy beats Amsterdam Admirals, 22-7
  • 2007 Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 2:44:03.5608 (244.257 km/h)
  • 2007 Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Ocean Course: Denis Watson of Zimbabwe wins his lone major title by a 2 stroke margin from Eduardo Romero of Argentina
  • 2009 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1
  • 2009 UEFA Champions League Final, Rome: Barcelona beats Manchester United, 2-0; first Spanish treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League
  • 2011 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Bruins beat Tampa Bay Lightning, 4 games to 3
  • 2012 Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 2:58.51.2532 (269.934 km/h)
  • 2012 IPL Cricket Final, M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets; Manvinder Bisla top scores, 89 (48)
  • 2015 Golden State Warriors win the NBA Western Conference
  • 2017 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London: Arsenal beats Chelsea, 2-1; Aaron Ramsey scores 79' winner as Arsène Wenger becomes most successful manager in FA Cup history, winning his 7th title
  • 2018 Indianapolis 500: Will Power becomes the first Australian driver to win the event
  • 2018 IPL Cricket Final, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets; Shane Watson top scores, 117 no (57); SK's 3rd IPL title