On This Day in Sport for February 9

Events in Sport

  • 1895 1st intercollegiate basketball game (Minn Agricult beats Hamline, 9-3)
  • 1895 Volleyball invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts
  • 1900 Dwight Davis established a new tennis trophy, the Davis Cup
  • 1912 US Tennis Association amends rule taking bye away from defending champion
  • 1916 NL votes down a proposal by Giants, Braves, & Cubs to increase club player limit from 21 to 22 (The Reds want to decrease to 20)
  • 1920 Joint Rules Com bans foreign substances & alterations to baseballs
  • 1932 USA enters Olympic 2-man bobsled competition for 1st time

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1940 Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1942 Philadelphia "Phillies" change nickname (temporarily) to "Phils"
  • 1943 NL seeks buyer for Phillies as owner Gerry Nugent falls in arrears
  • 1951 St Louis Browns sign pitcher Satchel Paige, 45
  • 1960 AFL & NFL agree verbally to a no tampering pact
  • 1964 9th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1971 Satchel Paige becomes 1st negro-league player elected to baseball hall of fame
  • 1975 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic
  • 1976 Oscar Charleston selected to baseball's Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 Rick Barry, Houston, is 1st in NBA to score 8 3-pointers in a game

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry
  • 1982 34th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-2 at Washington
  • 1986 36th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 139-132 at Dallas
  • 1986 Marvin Johnson wins record 3rd time, light heavyweight boxing title

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1986 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1986 West German team swims world record 4x200 m freestyle (7:05.17)
  • 1988 39th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-5 (OT) at St Louis
  • 1988 NH begins a NCAA record 32-game losing streak at home (ends Feb 1991)
  • 1989 Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games
  • 1992 42nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 153-113 at Orlando
  • 1992 Heike Henkel high jumps female indoor world record (2.07m)
  • 1992 Jani Sievinen swims world record 400m medley (4:07.10)
  • 1992 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Phar-Mor Golf Tournament at Hamlin Inverrary
  • 1997 47th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-120 at Cleveland

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1997 Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins
  • 1997 Mark O'Meara wins Buick golf invitational
  • 2002 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 38-30
  • 2003 52nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 155-145 (2 OT) at Atlanta

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 Al Michaels joins NBC's "Sunday Night Football" broadcast with John Madden

American Television Sportscaster Al Michaels
American Television Sportscaster
Al Michaels
Football Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
Football Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 2016 Super Bowl 50: Denver Broncos defeat Carolina Panthers 24–10, at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1876 Martin Stixrud, Norway, figure skater (Olympic-bronze-1920)
  • 1882 Thomas Campbell, South African cricket wicketkeeper (5 Tests 1909-12)
  • 1887 Henry Zimmerman, baseball player (1912-batted .372 with 14 HRs)
  • 1907 Aubrey "Dit" Clapper, NHL hall of famer (Boston Bruins)
  • 1908 Jackie Fields, US, featherweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • 1913 Leo van der Kar, masseur/businessman/founder (Sports funds)
  • 1914 Bill "Rhymes with Wreck" Veeck, baseball club owner
  • 1916 Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1922 James C "Jim" Laker, Bradford England, cricket off spinner
  • 1925 Vic Wertz, baseball player
  • 1929 Lennox Butler, cricketer (1 Test WI v Aust 1955, 16 & 2-151)
  • 1931 Josef Masopust, Czech footballer
  • 1932 Tatsuro Hirooka, Japanese baseball player
  • 1933 Jo Ann Prentice, LPGA golfer
  • 1934 John A Ziegler Jr, 4th NHL president (1977-92), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1937 Clete Boyer, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1942 Peder Lunde Jr, Norway, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1943 James King, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1968), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1943 Jonny Nilsson, Sweden, 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1945 Bill Bergey, American NFL player, born in South Dayton, New York
  • 1946 Vince Papale, American football player
  • 1949 Bernard Gallacher, British golfer
  • 1950 Lloyd Weldon Keasor, Pumphrey Md, wrestler (Olympic-silver-1976)
  • 1952 Danny White, quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1952 Mookie Wilson, American baseball player
  • 1953 André Sevard, Canadian NHL player, born in Témiscaming, Quebec
  • 1956 Philip Jackson Ford Jr, NC, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1957 Gordon Strachan, soccer player
  • 1958 Alexander "Sandy" Lyle, Scottish PGA golfer (1988 Phoenix Open), born in Shrewsbury, shropshire
  • 1958 Cyrille Regis, English former footballer
  • 1961 John Kruk, US baseball 1st baseman (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1962 Diego Perez, Spain, tennis star
  • 1963 Bonnie Levin, WPVA volleyballer, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1963 Madusa Miceli, [Debra Ann], wrestler (WCW), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1963 Mike Rindel, cricketer (N Transvaal opening bat ODI ton v Pak 1995)
  • 1965 David Brandon, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1965 Igor Malkov, Russian speed skater
  • 1966 Ellen van Langen, Dutch athlete
  • 1967 Kate Golden, LPGA golfer (1992 Ping/Welch-5th), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1967 Stevon Moore, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1967 Todd Pratt, US baseball catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1968 Derek Strong, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Orlando Magic)
  • 1968 Marcus Meloan, Agana Guam, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 US Amat Champ)
  • 1968 Paul Claxton, Vidalia GA, Nike golfer (NIKE Central Georgia Open-38th)
  • 1969 Jeff Pahukoa, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1969 Jimmy Smith, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1969 Peta Edebone, Australian softball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1969 Thomas Brandl, Bad Tolz GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1969 Todd Lyght, US football quarterback (St Louis Rams)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1970 Glenn McGrath, Australian cricketer (1993-2007), born in Dubbo, New South Wales

Cricketer Glenn McGrath
Cricketer
Glenn McGrath
  • 1970 Grant Moorhead, New Zealand golfer, born in New Plymouth
  • 1971 Gonzalo Floyd, CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1971 Jason Mathews, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1971 Jim Miller, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Atl Falcons, Jaguars)
  • 1971 Ken Felder, US baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1971 Pat O'Neill, NFL punter/place kicker (NE Patriots)
  • 1971 Johan Mjällby, Swedish footballer
  • 1972 Norbert Rosza, Hungarian swimmer (100m freestyle record)
  • 1972 Darren Ferguson, Scottish footballer
  • 1973 Svetlana Boginskaya, Soviet gymnast
  • 1974 Brad Maynard, punter (NY Giants)
  • 1974 John Wallace, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1974 Orlando Bobo, guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1975 Viktor Chistiakov, Russian-born Australian athlete
  • 1976 Georgios Korakakis, Greek footballer
  • 1976 Vladimir Guerrero, Dominican baseball player
  • 1978 Airton Daré, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1979 Akinori Iwamura, Japanese baseball pitcher
  • 1980 Angelos Charisteas, Greek footballer
  • 1980 Shelly Martinez, American wrestler
  • 1981 Joël Camathias, Swiss racing driver
  • 1983 Mikel Arruabarrena, Spanish footballer
  • 1984 Dioner Navarro, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1987 Magdalena Neuner, German biathlete
  • 1987 Joe O'Cearuill, Irish footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1989 NBA power forward Charles Barkley (26) weds legal aide Maureen Blumhardt in Elkton, Maryland

NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley

HeartWedding of Interest

1991 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (42) weds equestrian Madeleine Gurdon (28) in Westminster, London


Deaths in Sport

  • 1916 Jack Barrett, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies
  • 1917 Francis Allan, cricket bowler (lefty in 1879 Aust-Eng Test), dies
  • 1969 Manuel Plaza Reyes, Chilean marathoner (Oly-gold 1928), dies at 68
  • 1978 Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist (b. 1893)
  • 1979 C I J Smith, cricket all-rounder (5 Tests for England 1935-37), dies
  • 1996 Neil Franklin, soccer star, dies at 74
  • 2007 Hank Bauer, American baseball player (b. 1922)