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On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1903 French newspaper L'Auto announces new 5-stage, long distance bicycle race, "Tour de France"
  • 1929 Finnish speed skater Clas Thunberg sets new world 500m record in 42.8 seconds in Davos, Switzerland
  • 1932 Charlie Conacher becomes first Toronto player to score 5 goals in an NHL game as Maple Leafs rout the NY Americans, 11-3 at Maple Leaf Gardens
  • 1934 MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis denies Joe Jackson's appeal for reinstatement into baseball; Jackson banned after 1919 "Black Sox" World Series
  • 1937 Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1940 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Helen Hicks wins by 1 stroke ahead of Helen Dettweiler
  • 1952 NFL purchases struggling football franchise, New York Yanks from owner Ted Collins; moves club to Dallas, Texas
  • 1952 PGA approves allowing black participants
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1957 Golfer Gary Player (21) weds Bobby Verwey's sister Vivienne Verwey
  • 2013 Figure skater five-time world champion Michelle Kwan (32) weds American lawyer Clay Pell at the First Unitarian Church of Providence, Rhode Island; divorce in 2017