Today's Events in Sports History

RSS
  • 1878 6th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Duke of Magenta wins in 2:41.75
  • 1878 Australians Cricket 41 & 12-1 defeat MCC 33 & 19
  • 1881 9th Preakness: T Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:40.5
  • 1882 10th Preakness: T Costello aboard Vanguard wins in 2:44.5
  • 1902 27th Preakness: L Jackson aboard Old England wins in 1:45.8
  • 1903 37th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Africander wins in 2:21.75
  • 1904 NL record of 5 stolen bases in a game (Dennis McGann, NY Giants)
  • 1905 30th Preakness: W Davis aboard Cairngore wins in 1:45.8
  • 1929 2nd Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland, 7-5 at Moortown, England
  • 1933 Trailing 11-3, Yanks score 12 runs in 8th & beat White Sox 15-11

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938 Bradman scores his 1000th cricket run of English season, earliest to do so

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948 Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1955 Boston Red Sox Norm Zauchin gets 10 RBIs, beating Senators 16-0
  • 1960 Balt manager Paul Richards devises oversized catcher's mitt
  • 1961 Fiorentina of Italy win 1st European Cup Winner's Cup against Glasgow Rangers 4-2 in Florence (2nd leg)
  • 1961 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' ½"
  • 1961 60th Men's French Championships: Manuel Santana beats Nicola Pietrangeli (4-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2)
  • 1961 60th Women's French Championships: Ann Haydon beats Yola Ramirez (6-2, 6-1)
  • 1962 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • 1964 9th European Cup: Internazionale beats Real Madrid 3-1 at Vienna
  • 1965 10th European Cup: Internazionale beats Benfica 1-0 at Milan
  • 1968 NL awards Montreal & SD major league franchises

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968 George Halas retires from coaching, finishing with 318 regular-season wins and 6 NFL titles

American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer George Halas
American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer
George Halas
  • 1971 23rd Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland, 13-11
  • 1971 UCLA wins NCAA basketball championship
  • 1972 Indianapolis 500: Mark Donohue wins in 3:04:23.851 (262.262 km/h)
  • 1974 Pirates Ken Brett no-hits Padres until 9th inning
  • 1975 Stanley Cup: Phila Flyers beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 2
  • 1979 Penny Pulz wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1979 Indianapolis 500: Rick Mears wins in 3:08:47.950 (255.723 km/h)
  • 1981 25th European Cup: Liverpool beats Real Madrid 1-0 at Paris
  • 1982 New owners purchase NHL Colorado Rockies, & get approval to move them to NJ Meadowlands (Devils)
  • 1982 John McMullen buys NHL Colorodo Rockies & gets approval to move to NJ
  • 1984 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1984 Manuela Manleeva wins 3 singles tennis matches in one day
  • 1984 Indianapolis 500: Rick Mears wins in 3:03:21.638 (263.308 km/h)
  • 1987 Yank Phil Niekro is 3rd pitcher to make 700th start (Young & Sutton)
  • 1987 31st European Cup: Porto beats Bayern Munich 2-1 at Vienna
  • 1990 74th Indianapolis 500 runs
  • 1990 Jan Stephenson wins J C Penney LPGA Golf Skins Game

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1990 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1994 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New York Rangers beat New Jersey Devils, 4 games to 3
  • 1997 Indianapolis 500: Arie Luyendyk wins his 2nd Indy 500
  • 1997 Major league revenue sharing begins, NY Yanks pay out most $28M
  • 2000 NHL Western Conference Final: Dallas Stars beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 3
  • 2001 Indianapolis 500: Hélio Castroneves wins in 3:31:54.180 (227.841 km/h)
  • 2006 NHL Western Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Anaheim Ducks, 4 games to 1
  • 2007 Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 2:44:03.5608 (244.257 km/h)
  • 2009 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1
  • 2009 17th UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona beats Manchester United 2-0 at Rome
  • 2011 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Bruins beat Tampa Bay Lightning, 4 games to 3
  • 2012 Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 2:58.51.2532 (269.934 km/h)
  • 2015 Golden State Warriors win the NBA Western Conference