Events in Sport on October 27

  • 1931 Chuhei Numbu of Japan, sets then long jump record at 26' 2½"
  • 1961 American Basketball League starts play
  • 1973 1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2
  • 1974 French runner Chantal Langlacé sets female world marathon record (2:46:24) in Neuf-Brisach, France
  • 1979 Islanders score 2 goals within 6 seconds 3 goals within 44 seconds
  • 1980 Astros owner John McMullen replaces GM Tal Smith with Al Rosen
  • 1980 Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph
  • 1985 15th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:34
  • 1985 16th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34
  • 1985 Anthony Carter begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions
  • 1985 KC Royals beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 82nd World Series
  • 1986 NY Mets beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 83rd World Series
  • 1990 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Bayakoa, Fly So Free, In The Wings, Meadow Star, Royal Academy, Safely Kept, Unbridled
  • 1991 John Brodie wins Security Pacific Senior Golf Classic
  • 1991 Minnesota Twins beat Altanta Braves, 1-0 in 10 in Game 7 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome; win 2nd Baseball World Series since move to Minneapolis; Twins pitcher Jack Morris MVP
  • 1992 Don Baylor appointed 1st manager of Colorado Rockies
  • 1995 Contract finalizing Cleveland Browns' move to Balt is signed
  • 1995 Meyrick Pringle takes cricket hat-trick in England tour game at Soweto
  • 1996 US beats Japan, 21½-14½, at Nichirei International Golf Tournament
  • 1999 New York Yankees beat Atlanta, 4-1 in Game 4 at Yankee Stadium to sweep Braves and retain Baseball World Series; Yankees closer Mariano Rivera MVP
  • 2001 13th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 21-17 in Chestnut Hill
  • 2001 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Tiznow, Johannesburg, Unbridled Elaine, Fantastic Light, Val Royal, Banks Hill, Tempera, Squirtle Squirt
  • 2002 Anaheim beats San Francisco Giants, 4-1 in Game 7 at Edison Field to win Angels' first Baseball World Series; Anaheim 1st baseman Troy Glaus MVP
  • 2004 The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years
  • 2006 St. Louis beats Detroit Tigers, 4-2 in Game 5 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals' 10th Baseball World Series; Cards infielder David Eckstein MVP
  • 2007 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Monmouth Park; Day 2 winners: Indian Blessing, War Pass, Lahudood, Midnight Lute, Kip Deville, Ginger Punch, English Channel, Curlin
  • 2011 MLB World Series Game 6: St. Louis Cardinal 3B David Freese hits game-tying 2 run triple with 2 outs in the 9th and then hits walk-off home run in the 11th
  • 2013 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins the Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit to clinch his 4th straight World Formula 1 Drivers title; 6th consecutive GP victory

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2015 American soccer star Abby Wambach announces her retirement

Soccer Player Abby Wambach
Soccer Player
Abby Wambach