On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1879 US National Archery Association forms in Crawfordsville, Indiana
  • 1934 New York Rangers' left wing Murray Murdoch plays his 400th straight NHL game in a 5-2 win over Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden, NYC; streak reaches 508 consecutive games
  • 1943 Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • 1944 Detroit Red Wings score 15 goals against New York Rangers with an NHL record 37 points; also record consecutive goals & most lopsided game, 15-0
  • 1948 Australian cricket captain Don Bradman scores 201 in 4th Test win v India in Adelaide; Sid Barnes 112 and Lindsay Hassett 198no in Australian total 674
  • 1950 AP picks "Miracle Braves" of 1914 as greatest sports upset
  • 1950 NFL rule changes open way for 2-platoon system (offense & defense)
  • 1953 Future Australian cricket captain and coach Bobby Simpson makes his 1st-class debut for NSW at 16 years and 357 days
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