On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1899 Stanley Cup: Mont Shamrocks sweep Queens U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games
  • 1900 Ajax soccer team forms in Amsterdam
  • 1909 Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, at 41, to Cleveland Naps
  • 1919 Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goal
  • 1922 Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his judgeship to work for baseball
  • 1928 Sonja Henie of Norway wins the women’s figure skating gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympic Games; her first of 3 consecutive titles in the event
  • 1928 USA 2 beats USA 1 by 0.5s for the 5-man bobsleigh gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Germany 2 takes bronze
  • 1936 NHL record 32 points scored, NY Americans (28) & Mont Maroons (24)
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1853 August Belmont Jr, breeder (Man 'O War)/founder (NY Jockey Club)
  • 1895 George "The Gipper" Gipp, football star (Notre Dame)
  • 1909 Matti Jarvinen, Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1932)
  • 1926 Len Ford, NFL end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers)
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1911 Bill Murdoch, cricketer, dies while watching Aust v South Africa Test
  • 1933 James Corbett, (Gentleman Jim), heavyweight box champ (1892-97), dies
  • 1975 Nazir Ali, Indian cricketer (2 Tests for India, 4 wickets), dies at 68
  • 1998 Harry Caray, American sportscaster (Chicago Cubs), dies at probably 83
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1922 Football player George Halas (27) weds Minnie Bushing
  • 1946 MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (35) weds heiress Caral Gimbel in Sea Island, Georgia
  • 1989 Baseball player Steve Garvey weds Candace Thomas while being accused of fathering children by two other women