On This Day in Sport for February 11

Events in Sport

  • 1851 Inaugural 1st-class cricket match in Australia; Tasmania v Victoria in Launceston; Tasmania wins by 3 wickets
  • 1878 1st US bicycle club, Boston Bicycle Club, forms
  • 1908 Australia regain the Ashes with a 308 run cricket victory vs England
  • 1927 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
  • 1928 II Winter Olympic Games open in St Moritz, Switzerland
  • 1938 Steve Casey beats Lou Thesz in Boston, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title
  • 1948 Billy Griffith scores cricket century on debut Eng v WI, out for 140
  • 1948 Test cricket debut of Frank Worrell for the West Indies vs. England at Port-of-Spain
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Weddings in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1940 Gunnar Höckert, Finnish athlete (Olympic gold 5,000m 1936), dies of war wounds at 29
  • 1950 Kiki Cuyler, American Baseball HOF right fielder (World Series 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates; 4 × NL stolen base leader; MLB All Star 1934 Chicago Cubs), dies at 51
  • 1959 Marshall Teague, American auto racer (Daytona Road Course Strictly Stock Car winner 1951, 52; AAA National Stock Car champion 1952, 54), dies in speed record attempt at 37
  • 1993 Oksana Kostina, Russian gymnast, dies in an auto accident
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