On This Day in Sport for February 1

Events in Sport

  • 1905 Hague soccer team ADO forms
  • 1914 NY Giants & Chicago White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt
  • 1919 Dodgers trade Jake Daubert to Reds for Tommy Griffith Daubert
  • 1920 Soccer team Quick Boys forms
  • 1924 Soccer team VSV Tonido forms in Voorburg

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1932 Bradman makes 299* vs South Africa, runs out partner going for 300th

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1954 The County soccer team forms in Doetinchem
  • 1954 42nd Women's Australian Championships: Thelma Coyne Long beats Jenny Staley (6-3, 6-4)
  • 1954 42nd Men's Australian Championships: Mervyn Rose beats Rex Hartwig (6-2, 0-6, 6-4, 6-2)
  • 1959 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Havana Golf Tournament
  • 1959 Zack Wheat unanimously elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1960 48th Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane (7-5, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

1960 48th Men's Australian Championships: Rod Laver beats Neale Fraser (5-7, 3-6, 6-3, 8-6, 8-6)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • 1961 Mackay & Kline hang on for 100 mins for cricket draw vs West Indies

Sport awardTennis Open

1965 53rd Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Maria Bueno (5-7, 6-4, 5-2 ret.)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno

Sport awardTennis Open

1965 53rd Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (7-9, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968 Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers

  • 1970 Ford Frick, Earle Combs & Jesse Haines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1972 1972 NFL Draft: Walt Patulski from University of Notre Dame first pick by Buffalo Bills
  • 1973 Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1975 1st successful Wash Cap penalty shot, Ken Lockett vs Vancouver Canucks
  • 1976 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • 1976 East Lansing police arrest Dodgers reliever Mike Marshall for taking batting practice at Mich State U after he is warned not to
  • 1976 62nd Rose Bowl: #11 UCLA beats #1 Ohio State, 23-10
  • 1977 Hillsdale High School defeats Person High School 2-0 in basketball
  • 1981 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 21-7
  • 1981 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek
  • 1981 31st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-120 at Richfield, Ohio
  • 1984 Daniel Stern becomes NBA commissioner
  • 1985 Azharuddin scores 3rd Test century in 3rd Test Cricket (122 v Eng)
  • 1987 38,873 NBA crowd watch Chicago at Detroit
  • 1987 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
  • 1987 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 10-6

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1992 Barry Bonds signs baseball's highest single year contract ($4.7 mil)

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

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1992 Denis Potvin's #5 becomes 1st number retired by NY Islanders

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • 1998 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 29-24
  • 1998 86th Men's Australian Open: Petr Korda beats Marcelo Rios (6-2, 6-2, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

1998 86th Women's Australian Open: Martina Hingis beats Conchita Martinez (6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis

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2004 Wardrobe malfunction: Janet Jackson's breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in US broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to FCC censorship guidelines.

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2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII: New England Patriots beat Carolina Panthers, 32-29 at the Reliant Stadium MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady

Sport awardTennis Open

2004 92nd Men's Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Marat Safin (7-6, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2004 92nd Women's Australian Open: Justine Henin-Hardenne beats Kim Clijsters (6-3, 4-6, 6-3)
  • 2009 Super Bowl XLIII: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Arizona Cardinals, 27-23 at the Raymond James Stadium MVP: Santonio Holmes, Pittsburgh, WR
  • 2009 97th Men's Australian Open: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer (7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

2009 97th Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Dinara Safina (6-0, 6-3)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 2014 Ray Guy becomes the first pure NFL punter to be inducted in the hall of fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 Adam Silver becomes the 5th NBA Commissioner

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
NBA Commissioner
Adam Silver
  • 2015 Super Bowl XLIX: New England Patriots defeat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. MVP: Tom Brady who becomes only the 3rd quarterback to win 4 Superbowls.
  • 2015 France defeats Qatar to win the World Handball Championship

Sport awardTennis Open

2015 103rd Men's Australian Open: Novak Đoković beats Andy Murray (7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-0)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1910 Jahangir Khan, cricketer (father of Majid, Indian player 1932-36)
  • 1915 Stanley Matthews, 1st British soccer player to be knighted
  • 1922 Clifford McWatt, cricketer (WI wicket-keeper in 6 Tests 1954-55)
  • 1931 Madeline Berthod, Switzerland, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1938 Jacky Cupit, golfer (Rookie of Year 1961)
  • 1940 Herve Filion, sulky driver (1969 Canadian Sports Hall of Fame)
  • 1941 Anatoliy Firssov, USSR, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
  • 1941 Franco Nones, Italy, 30K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1942 Dave Sincock, cricketer (chinaman bowler played for Aust 1964-66)
  • 1944 Burkhard Ziese, German football manager
  • 1944 Paul Blair, Cushing, OK, MLB outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), (d. 2013)
  • 1947 Terry Hibbitt, soccer star
  • 1948 Debbie Austin, LPGA golfer
  • 1949 Jimmy Lee Thorpe, Roxboro NC, PGA golfer (1985 Greater Milwaukee Open)
  • 1953 Brendan Batson, English former footballer
  • 1955 Ernie Camacho, baseball player
  • 1956 Mike Kitchen, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1958 Maureen Madill, Coleraine No Ireland, golfer (British Open Amateur 1979)
  • 1958 Luther Blissett, English footballer
  • 1959 Carolyn Hill, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's Classic), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1959 Mike Horan, NFL punter (NY Giants)
  • 1959 Wade Wilson, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1961 Gina Hull, LPGA golfer (1989 USX Golf Classic-8th), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1962 José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian footballer (d. 2004)
  • 1965 David Callaghan, cricketer (South African all-rounder in one-dayers 1992)
  • 1966 Eddie Zambrano, Venezuelan/US baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1966 Michelle Akers, Santa Clara California, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Rob Lee, English footballer
  • 1967 Tim Naehring, infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1968 George Quigley Jr, skeet (Olympics-1996), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1968 Javier Sanchez, Spain, tennis star
  • 1968 Kent Mercker, Dublin OH, pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Balt Orioles)
  • 1968 Mark Recchi, Kamloops, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1968 Sean Millington, CFL fullback (BC Lions)
  • 1969 Bryan Jacob, Palatka Fla, 59 kg (130 lbs) weightlifter (Oly-1992, 96)
  • 1969 John Moore, Australian baseball catcher (Olympics-1996)
  • 1969 Gabriel Batistuta, Argentine footballer
  • 1970 Eric Mobley, NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1970 Malik Sealy, NBA guard/forward (Detroit Pistons, LA Clippers)
  • 1970 Yasuyuki Kazama, Japanese racing driver
  • 1971 Ajay Jadeja, cricketer (Indian opening batsman)
  • 1971 Derek Byrd, NFL cornerback (NO Saints)
  • 1971 Robert O'Neal, WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Tommy Salo, Surahammar SWE, NHL goalie (Team Sweden, NY Islanders)
  • 1971 Zlatko Zahovič, Slovenian footballer
  • 1972 Geoff Sanderson, Hay River, NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1972 Richard Becker, Aurora IL, outfielder (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1972 [Thomas] Carlton Bruner, US, 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Andrew DeClercq, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics)
  • 1973 Elena Makarova, tennis star (1993 Futures-Val), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1973 Tlia Reima, ice hockey center (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1974 Walter McCarty, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1974 Roberto Heras, Spanish cyclist, born in Béjar, Spain
  • 1974 David Meca, Spanish long distance swimmer
  • 1975 Martijn Reuser, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1977 Kevin Kilbane, Irish footballer
  • 1979 Juan Silveira dos Santos, Brazilian footballer
  • 1979 Julie Augustyniak, American soccer player
  • 1980 Moisés Muñoz, Mexican footballer
  • 1980 Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1980 Héctor Luna, Dominican Republic baseball player
  • 1981 Luis Lamá, Angolan footballer
  • 1981 Graeme Smith, South African cricketer
  • 1981 Rob Austin, British racing driver
  • 1982 Shoaib Malik, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1983 Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Belgian cyclist
  • 1983 Kevin Martin, American basketball player
  • 1984 Darren Fletcher, Scottish footballer
  • 1985 Dean Shiels, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1987 Giuseppe Rossi, Italian footballer
  • 1987 Ronda Rousey American athlete (UFC Champion), born in Riverside, California

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1997 Retired MLB player Johnny Bench (49) weds stockbroker Elizabeth Benton

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

Deaths in Sport

  • 1928 Hughie Jennings, American baseball player and manager (b. 1869)
  • 1967 Ernie Bromley, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1933-34), dies
  • 1968 Lawson Little, amateur golfer (US/British Opens 1934,35), dies at 57
  • 1971 Jim A J Christy, cricket (10 Tests for S Af, 638 runs at 34 33), dies
  • 1980 Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (b. 1930)
  • 1983 Tullio Campagnolo, Italian bicycle manufacturer, dies
  • 1986 Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (b. 1957)
  • 1991 Phil Watson, NHL coach (NY Rangers), dies
  • 1995 John Smith, English chairman of Liverpool F.C. (1973-90), dies at 74
  • 2006 Dick Bass, American football player (b. 1937)
  • 2007 Ray Berres, American baseball player (b. 1907)
  • 2012 Angelo Dundee, American boxing trainer and cornerman, dies at 90
  • 2013 Vladimir Yengibaryan, soviet boxer, dies at 80