On This Day - Sep 27 1976: Italian soccer star Francesco Totti is born
ON THIS DAY
1930: Amateur golfer Bobby Jones completed a unique 'grand slam' when he captured the US Amateur Championship to add to the British Amateur Championship, the Open Championship and US Open.
1950: Joe Louis failed to regain the world heavyweight title, 18 months after announcing his retirement, when he lost on points to Ezzard Charles in New York.
1987: Europe's Ryder Cup team made history by inflicting the first home defeat on the United States since the tournament began in 1927. The Europeans, under captain Tony Jacklin, won 15-13 to retain the title in Ohio.
2003: Ricky Hatton made the 10th defence of his WBU light-welterweight title. Aldo Rios retired at the end of the ninth round in the Manchester fight.
2004: England A cricketer Graham Wagg pleaded guilty to using cocaine at a disciplinary hearing at Lord's. He was later banned for a year and had his Warwickshire contract terminated.
2008: Durham won their maiden County Championship title after they beat Kent and Nottinghamshire drew against Hampshire.
2011: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini claimed that striker Carlos Tevez refused to go on as a substitute during a Champions League match against Bayern Munich, leading to a rift that took months to be resolved.
2012: John Terry was banned for four matches and given a £220,000 fine for racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand following a Football Association independent regulatory commission hearing.
2012: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew signed a new eight-year contract.
2013: Brian Cookson was elected as the new president of cycling's world governing body, the UCI. The head of British Cycling overcame incumbent Pat McQuaid in the vote.
2015: Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix to equal Ayrton Senna's tally of 41 career victories.
Peter Bonetti (soccer) - former Chelsea and England goalkeeper who made 729 appearances for the Blues, born 1941.
Dick Advocaat (soccer) - former Holland, Rangers and Sunderland boss, now in charge of Fenerbahce, born 1947.
Duncan Fletcher (cricket) - Zimbabwean former England and India coach, born 1948.
Claudio Gentile (soccer) - former Juventus defender, part of Italian 1982 World Cup-winning squad, born 1953.
Brian Mullins (gaelic games) - The Dublin GAA legend played football with his club St Vincent's and was a member of the Dublin senior football team from 1974 until 1985, winning an All-Ireland crown, born 1954.
Steve Archibald (soccer) - former Tottenham, Barcelona and Scotland striker, born 1956.
Neil Adams (judo) - two-time former world champion, born 1958.
Marcus Gayle (soccer) - former Wimbledon and Jamaica striker, born 1970.
Francesco Totti (soccer) - Roma and former Italy forward, born 1976.
Brendon McCullum (cricket) - former New Zealand captain, born 1981.
Adam Bogdan (soccer) - Hungarian goalkeeper, currently on loan at Wigan from Liverpool, born 1987.
Park Tae-hwan (swimming) - South Korean four-time Olympic medallist, born 1989.
Simona Halep (tennis) - Romanian who reached the final of the 2014 French Open, born 1991.
Granit Xhaka (soccer) - Arsenal and Switzerland midfielder, born 1992.
Monica Puig (tennis) - Puerto Rican who won the 2016 Olympic singles title in Rio, born 1993.
QUICK QUIZ BLITZ
1 Name the two Welshmen who have won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award this century.
2 Scottish athlete Liz McColgan won world championship gold over 10,000 metres in which year?
3 Stoke forward Mame Biram Diouf plays international football for which country?
4 Name Ferrari's two drivers for the 2016 Formula One season.
5 What is the nickname of Houston's major league baseball team?
(See answers at bottom)
SPORT ON TV
Today (Tuesday, September 27)
SOCCER: Champions League, Leicester v Porto - BT Sport 1900, CSKA Moscow v Tottenham - eir Sport 1 1900, Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid - BT Sport//ESPN 1930.
CRICKET: One-day international, Ireland v Australia - Sky Sports 2 1230.
TENNIS: WTA, Wuhan Open - BT Sport 1 1200 and 0500 (Wed).
BASEBALL: MLB, two games TBC - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 and 0300 (Wed).
CYCLING: Tre Valli Varesine - Eurosport 1 1400.
SOCCER: Champions League, Celtic v Manchester City - BT Sport 2 1900, Arsenal v Basle - eir Sport 1 1900; MLS, Toronto FC v Orlando City SC - Sky Sports 1 0040 (Thu).
TENNIS: WTA, Wuhan Open - BT Sport 1 0500 and 1200.
BASEBALL: MLB, two matches TBC - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Thu) and 0300 (Thu).
CYCLING: Milano-Torino - Eurosport 1 1400.
QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Joe Calzaghe (2007) and Ryan Giggs (2009); 2 1991; 3 Senegal; 4 Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen; 5 The Astros.