On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1928 2nd Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
  • 1942 NY Yankees annouce 5,000 uniformed soldiers admitted free at each of their upcoming home games
  • 1946 Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is 1st major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the "outlaw" Mexican League
  • 1956 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
  • 1961 Henk van der Grift (Neth) becomes world champ all-round skater
  • 1965 NFL adds 6th official - the line judge
  • 1967 Stien Kaiser becomes world champion lady's skater
  • 1977 A's sell pitcher Paul Lindblad to the Rangers for $400,000
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1892 Monty Bowden, cricket captain (England v South Africa 1889), dies at 26
  • 1941 Alexander Josiah Webbe, English cricket keeper (v Aus 1879), dies
  • 1957 Maurice Garin, French cyclist (b. 1871)
  • 1977 Mike Gonz├ílez, Cuban baseball player, dies at 86
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