On This Day

February 20, 1963 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • Australian cricket greats Neil Harvey and Alan Davidson play final Test match in drawn 5th Test vs England at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Mays becomes the highest-paid player in MLB, signing a record $100,000 contract with the San Francisco Giants

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestCharles Barkley

Charles Barkley, American basketball forward (NBA MVP 1993, 11-time All Star, Olympic gold 1996), born in Leeds, Alabama

NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley

1963 in Sport