Events in Sport on November 27

  • 1870 The New York Times dubs baseball "The National Game"
  • 1940 6th Heisman Trophy Award: Tom Harmon, Michigan (HB)

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1941 Joe DiMaggio is named AL MVP

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1943 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Hamilton Flying Wildcats defeat Winnipeg RCAF Bombers, 23-14
  • 1946 English soccer team beats Netherlands, 8-2
  • 1947 Joe DiMaggio wins his 3rd MVP, beating Ted Williams by 1 vote
  • 1948 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Calgary Stampeders win their first Championship; defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 12-7
  • 1950 Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
  • 1953 Indians 3rd baseman Al Rosen is unanimously named AL's MVP
  • 1954 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Edmonton Eskimos win first of 3 straight Championships; defeat Montreal Alouettes, 26-25
  • 1954 19th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-0 in Birmingham
  • 1956 1957 NFL Draft: Paul Hornung from University of Notre Dame first pick by Green Bay Packers
  • 1956 Bobby Morrow takes out the Melbourne Olympics sprint double when he wins the 200m gold medal in equal world record 20.75s; beats American team mates Andy Stanfield and Thane Baker
  • 1956 Al Oerter wins first of 4 consecutive men's discus gold medals when he throws Olympic record 56.36m to lead an American medal sweep at the Melbourne Games; Fortune Gordien silver, Desmond Koch bronze
  • 1956 Elżbieta Krzesińska of Poland equals world record with leap of 6.53m to win the women's long jump gold medal at the Melbourne Olympics

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1960 Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe

  • 1960 Trailing 38-7 late in 3rd quarter, Buffalo Bills tie Broncos at 38-38
  • 1961 Gordie Howe becomes 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games
  • 1965 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Winn Blue Bombers, 22-16; strong winds meant all scoring occurred by the team going with the wind
  • 1965 1966 NFL Draft: Tommy Nobis from University of Texas first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • 1965 30th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-3 in Birmingham

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1966 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 2 shots from Judy Kimball

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1966 In highest-scoring NFL game, Wash Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41
  • 1970 Test Cricket debut of Rodney "Iron Gloves" Marsh v England, Brisbane
  • 1971 36th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-7 in Birmingham
  • 1974 Cardinals outfielder Bake McBride wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1975 Red Sox's Fred Lynn is 1st rookie to win MVP (AL)
  • 1976 41st Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 38-7 in Birmingham
  • 1977 CFL Grey Cup, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Montreal Alouettes beat Edmonton Eskimos, 41-6; record Grey Cup crowd 68,318; game referred to as the 'Ice Bowl'; Dan Sweet record 23 points
  • 1979 1st day-night one-day cricket international, Australia v WI at SCG
  • 1982 5th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 3-0
  • 1982 Kepler Wessels scores century in 1st Test Cricket (162 v England)
  • 1982 47th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-22 in Birmingham, Auburn's first win in the series in 10 years
  • 1983 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 18-17; Argos' first Grey Cup victory in 31 years
  • 1987 52nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-0 in Birmingham
  • 1988 CFL Grey Cup, Landsdowne Park, Ottawa: Winnipeg Blue Bombers edge BC Lions, 22-21; first Grey Cup game won by a team with only a .500 season
  • 1993 Boon completes his 18th Test Cricket century (106 v NZ, Hobart)
  • 1993 India defeat West Indies in Bengal Jubilee Cricket Final, Kumble 6-12
  • 1994 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: BC Lions beat Baltimore FC, 26-23; first-ever championship in pro football history featuring a US v Canada matchup; Lions win on last second Lui Passaglia field-goal
  • 1997 Lions' Barry Sanders becomes NFL's 2nd all-time rusher
  • 2004 New Zealand's All Blacks thump Six Nations Rugby Union Champions France 45-6 in Paris
  • 2004 Marco Antonio Barrera beats Erik Morales by majority decision to win WBC super featherweight boxing title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas; final fight of legendary trilogy; The Ring's 'Fight of the Year'
  • 2005 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Edmonton Eskimos beat Montreal Alouettes, 38-35; first time in 44 years Grey Cup goes into overtime
  • 2006 Ballon d'Or: Italy defender Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus/Real Madrid) is named best football player in Europe ahead of Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and Arsenal forward Thierry Henry
  • 2009 74th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 26-21 in Auburn
  • 2011 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: BC Lions beat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 34-23 for their 6th Championship

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2011 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel finishes 2nd in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to retain his World F1 Drivers Championship; wins by 122 points from Jenson Button

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel
  • 2011 Roger Federer claims a record 6th ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6–3, 6–7, 6–3 win over Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final in London, England

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2013 Tiger Woods is named PGA Tour's player of the year for the 11th time

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2014 Stephanie Gilmore wins her 6th women's world surfing title
  • 2014 Cricketer Phillip Hughes dies two days after being struck on the head by a bouncer

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2016 German Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg clinches his only F1 World Driver's Championship with victory in season ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix; wins title by 5 points from team mate Lewis Hamilton

Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver
Lewis Hamilton
  • 2016 CFL Grey Cup, BMO Field, Toronto: Ottawa Redblacks upset the heavily favoured Calgary Stampeders, 39–33 in overtime to win a championship in just their 3rd season of existence