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What happened in sport on this day..

September 27


 

 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1907
The Victorian Ladies' Bowling Association was formed.
1931
Keith Robbins, sports / racing journalist, born Sydney
1954
Ray Hadley, broadcaster, sports show personality, born
1968
Mark Bradtke, basketballer, was born.
1969
Jockey Neil Shelton "rode the card" when he rode all 6 winners at a meeting in Hay, NSW
1970
Max Stewart won the Formula 2 Australian championship at the Lakeside Circuit in Queensland.
1975
West Australian golfer Gayle Flynn won the New Zealand Amateur Women's golf championship.
1979
At Caulfield races, a trifecta on the Marlboro Cup featuring Private talk (66/1), Gay Sapphire (16/1) and Fralo (15/1) paid $113,527.70 for $1
1980
Canterbury won the NSWRFL Grand Final against Eastern Suburbs 18-4.
1981
Parramatta won the NSWRFL Grand Final against Newtown 20-11.
1987
Wayne Gardner won the Brazil 500cc Grand Prix to become the first Australian to win the 500CC World Champion title.
1987
Manly Warringah won the NSWRL Grand Final against Canberra 18-8 - it was the last rugby league grand final to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
1992
The Brisbane Broncos won the ARL premiership becoming the first team outside of NSW to do so in defeating St George 28-8.
1993
Michelle Martin won the world open squash title - the first Australian since Vicki Cardwell in 1983 to do so.
1997
The Adelaide Crows won their first AFL premiership defeating St Kilda 19.11.125 to 13.16.94.
1998
Brisbane Broncos won the NRL Grand Final against Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 38-12.
2004
Australia won the Alan Whelpton Trophy for the leading nation at the World Surf Life Saving Championships in Viareggio, Italy.
2014
Hawthorn defeated the Sydney Swans in the 2014 AFL Grand Final 21.11.137 to 11.8.74. Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge won the Norm Smith Medal as the best player on (usually) the winning side in the match. The medal is voted for by a panel of five experts from the media.