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What happened in sport on this day..

July 27


 

 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1856
Dalby Racecourse in Queensland held its first race meeting.
1882
3000 people attended an intercolonial ploughing match at Werribee.
1937
Robert Holmes A Court, media owner, Melbourne Cup winning owner, was born.
1948
Queensland champion jockey Brian Wakefield born in Mackay
1969
The then new stand at Randwick race course opened at a cost of $4.6 million.
1972
Clint Robinson, kayaker, was born Brisbane; Olympics gold 1992, silver 2004, bronze 1996.
1973
Gordon Tallis, Brisbane Australian rugby league footballer, was born. Now commentator.
1980
Allan Davis, cyclist, was born; gold medal in Road Race event at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
1992
Australian cyclist Kathy Watt won a gold medal at the Olympics in the 80 kilometre road race in Barcelona.
1996
Keiren Perkins won the 1500 metre freestyle event at the Atlanta Olympics defeating team mate Daniel Kowalski.
2003
Lance Armstrong won his 5th consecutive Tour de France
2005
Swimmer Grant Hackett set an Australian record time of 7.38.65 for the 800 metre freestyle at a meet in Montreal
2009
Swimmer Brenton Rickard set an Australian record time of 58.58 for the 100 metre breaststroke at a meet in Rome
2009
Swimmer Matt Targett set an Australian record time of 22.76 for the 50 metre Butterfly at a meet in Rome
2013
David Evans resigned as CEO of the Essendon Football Club amid continuing drug allegations about the players