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Thursday, 27 July 2017 04:51

Thursday, July 27

Famous sporting events and news from yesteryear that happened on this day

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1913 Cycling. Belgian Philippe Thys wins the Tour de France.

1924 Olympics. The eighth Olympic Games closes in Paris.

1930 Cycling. Andre Leducq wins the Tour de France.

1937 Tennis. USA win the 32nd Davis Cup, beating Great Britain 4-1 at Wimbledon.

1948 Cricket. At Headingley, Australia are set 404 by England to win. Don Bradman scores his 29th and final Test century to help Australia reach their target for the loss of three wickets.

1952 Athletics. Emile Zatopek breaks the Olympic marathon time, running 2:23.03.2.

1955 Cricket. Australian cricket captain Alan Border is born.

1956 Cricket. In the fourth Test against Australia at Old Trafford, Manchester, Jim Laker becomes the first cricketer to take all ten wickets in an innings in a Test match. His 10-53 swiftly followed the 9-37 he had claimed in Australia's first innings. The Test opened with England making 459 all out before Laker had ended Australia's first innings with seven wickets for eight runs in just 22 balls as they closed on 84. Following on, Laker's ten-wicket haul had halted the tourists on 205 as England won by an innings and 170 runs.

1958 Ice skating. Christopher Dean, Olympic gold winner with Jayne Torvill  in 1984, is born.

1959 Cricket. Abbas Ali Baig scores 112 against England for India on his Test debut.

1960 Tennis. British player Jo Durie is born.

1968 Motor racing. Brazilian Formula 1 driver Ricardo Rosset is born.

1985 Athletics. In Oslo, Steve Cram sets a new record for the mile - 3.46.

1986 Cycling. Greg Lemond becomes the first American to win the Tour de France.

1990 Cricket. Graham Gooch scores 333 against India at Lord's.

1996 Athletics. At the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Donovan Bailey sets a new 100m record - 9.84 seconds. Linford Christie was disqualified after two false starts.

1996 Rowing. Still in Atlanta, Steve Redgrave won his fourth successive Olympic gold medal, winning the coxless pairs with Matthew Pinsent.

1997 Cycling. Jan Ullrich becomes the first German winner of the Tour de France.

2010 Horse racing. In the Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood, Sir Henry Cecil's Frankel wins the so called race of the year, defeating rival Canford Cliffs.

2012 Olympics. A spectacular opening ceremony gets the London Games underway.


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