On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1905 10th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-0 in Birmingham
  • 1949 NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP
  • 1951 Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft
  • 1954 Yanks trade Woodling, Byrd, McDonald, Triandos, Miranada & Smith to Orioles for Turley, Larsen & Hunter as part of an 18 player deal
  • 1960 Charlie Finley makes a bid to purchase expansion LA Angels
  • 1970 Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1970 Johnny Bench wins NL MVP
  • 1975 Calvin Murphy (Houston) ends NBA free throw streak of 58 games
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1881 Percy Lesueur, hockey player/inventor (large goalie glove)
  • 1915 Ken Burkhart, American baseball player and umpire (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Peter Pocklington, NHL team owner (Edmonton Oiler)
  • 1922 Marjorie Gestring, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1936)
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Deaths in Sport

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Weddings in Sport