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What happened in sport on this day..

August 27


 

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Australian sporting history on this day
1908
Donald Bradman, cricketing legend, was born at Cootamundra in New South Wales. He moved to Bowral in 1911.
1927
An R.F. McMurdo won the first official Australian Marathon in Sydney in 3 hours, 6 minutes 23 seconds.
1932
The first Australian Ski Jumping Championships were held at Mount Hotham in Victoria. Won by S.A. Kooten.
1949
VFL footballer, Jack Dyer, (a.k.a. Captain Blood) announced his retirement.
1951
Sydney born Jim Ferrier won his 5th tournament on the PGA tour when he won the Fort Wayne Open in Indiana.
1970
Andy Bichel, test cricket player - bowler, born
1976
Mark Webber, Formula 1 driver, was born.
1995
Full forward Tony Lockett became the 4th player to score 1000 goals in the VFL/AFL.
1998
Layne Beachley claimed the Association of Surfing Professionals world title.
2000
2003 Cox Plate winner Fields Of Omagh had his first race start when he ran 4th of 15 in a Maiden Handicap at Bendigo.
2000
Brisbane Broncos won the NRL Grand Final against Sydney Roosters 14-6.
2006
2007 Melbourne Cup winner Efficient had his first race start when he ran 7th of 11 in a 3YO Colts & Geldings Maiden at Ballarat