On This Day in Sport for February 14

Events in Sport

  • 1887 Cubs sell Mike King Kelly to Boston for record $10,000
  • 1890 1st NSW v South Australia 1st-class cricket game
  • 1896 Stanley Cup: Winnipeg Victorias beat Montreal Victorias, 2-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1931 Don Bradman scores 152 Australia v West Indies, 154 minutes, 13 fours 2 fives

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1934 NHL Ace Bailey Benefit Game: Toronto beats All-Stars 7-3 in Toronto
  • 1944 Carl Wick publishes "Salmon Trolling for Commercial & Sport Fishing"
  • 1950 Moroney scores cricket twin centuries for Australia at Johannesburg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1951 Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • 1952 6th Olympic winter games open at Oslo, Norway
  • 1954 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
  • 1957 Georgia Senate unanimously approves Sen Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites
  • 1960 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Royal Poinciana Golf Invitational

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1966 Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1978 In girls' HS basketball, Chicago Latin beats Harvard St George
  • 1980 13th Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, New York
  • 1982 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • 1987 53,745 largest NBA crowd to date-Philadelphia at Detroit

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 49th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1988 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1992 Kieren John Perkins swims world record 800m freestyle (7:46.60)
  • 1994 Alexander Golubev skates Olympic record 500m (36.33)

Sport awardSports Awards

1994 2nd ESPY Awards: Barry Bonds, Julie Krone win

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 The Portland Trail Blazers trade Clyde Drexler to the Houston Rockets, who end up winning the 1995 NBA Championship

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler

Sport awardSports Awards

2000 8th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Mia Hamm win

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010 Alexandre Bilodeau wins the Gold Medal in the freestyle skiing men's moguls event, becoming the first Canadian to win a Gold Medal during a Canadian-hosted Olympics

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Alexandre Bilodeau
  • 2010 59th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 141-139 at Arlington, Texas
  • 2010 America's Cup: Team USA defeats Alinghi 2-0 to win in Spain

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1884 Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1952)
  • 1907 Johnny Longden, jockey/trainer (1958 Racing Hall of Fame)
  • 1913 Woody Hayes, [Wayne], college football coach (Ohio, 1968 coach of the year)
  • 1913 Mel Allen, American sportscaster (voice of NY Yankees), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1914 Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer player
  • 1923 Jay Herbert, golfer (1960 PGA winner)
  • 1931 Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, NHL right wing (Canadiens, Rangers)
  • 1934 Marlene Matthews, Australia, sprinter (Oly-2 bronze-1956)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1935 [Mary] Mickey Wright, LPGA golfer (4 times LPGA champ), born in San Diego, California

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1942 Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1962)
  • 1943 Robert J Murphy Jr, PGA golfer (1968 Philadelphia Classic), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944 Bruce Summerhays, PGA golfer (Provo Open-1966, 91 93), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1944 Ronnie Peterson, Swedish racing driver (d. 1978)
  • 1945 Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Piriápolis, Uruguay, football goalkeeper, (d. 2013)
  • 1947 Heidemarie Rosendahl, German FR, long jumper (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1947 Salah-ud-Din, cricketer (played 5 Tests for Pakistan 1965-69)
  • 1951 Kevin Keegan, British soccer player/manager (Newcastle United)
  • 1951 JoJo Starbuck, American ice skater
  • 1955 Ronald Desruelles, Belgian athlete
  • 1956 Dave Dravecky, pitcher (SF Giants), had arm amputated
  • 1956 Howard Edward Davis Jr., boxer (Olympic silver 1976), born in Glen Cove, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1960 Jim Kelly, NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1963 Jeff Dellenbach, NFL center (NE Patriots, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1963 John Marzano, catcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1964 Darrick Brilz, NFL center (Cin Bengals)
  • 1964 Gianni Bugno, Italian cyclist
  • 1965 Jessie Tuggle, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1966 Clark Sherwood Dennis, PGA golfer (1990 Hawaiian Open-3rd), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1966 Petr Svoboda, Most Cze, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Oly-gold-1998)
  • 1967 Calle Johansson, Goteborg Swe, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • 1967 Laura Martin, LaJolla California, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-13th-1994)
  • 1967 Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere, Sofia Bulgaria, tennis player (1984 US Mix)
  • 1968 Chris Lewis, cricketer (in Guyana England all-rounder)
  • 1969 Harry Colon, NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions)
  • 1969 Jeff Graham, NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, NY Jets)
  • 1969 Roy Barker, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings, SF 49ers)
  • 1970 David Podlich, Brisbane QLD, Australian golfer
  • 1970 Elaine Youngs, Orange California, volleyball outside hitter (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Guillaume Raoux, French tennis star
  • 1970 Kelly Stinnett, US baseball catcher (NY Mets)
  • 1970 Richard Smehlik, Ostrava CZE, NHL defenseman (Team Czech Rep, Buffalo)
  • 1970 Sean Hill, Duluth, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1970 Giuseppe Guerini, Italian cyclist
  • 1971 Derrick Witherspoon, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971 Gheorghe Muresan, NBA center (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
  • 1971 Kenny Shedd, WLAF receiver (Barcelona Dragons, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971 Lonnie Johnson, NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Bruno Heppell, CFL full back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1972 Drew Bledsoe, NFL quarterback (NE Patriots)
  • 1972 Raymond Beerens, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen)
  • 1973 George Hegamin, NFL/WLAF tail back (Dallas Cowboys, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1973 Steve McNair, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers)
  • 1973 Tyus Edney, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings)
  • 1974 Michael Lowery, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • 1974 Rob Jahrling, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1974 Philippe Léonard, Belgian footballer
  • 1977 Cadel Evans, Australian cyclist
  • 1977 Darren Purse, English footballer, born in London
  • 1977 Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (d. 2007)
  • 1978 Laurie Schwoy, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
  • 1978 Richard Hamilton, American basketball player
  • 1978 Darius Songaila, basketball player
  • 1979 Pablo Pallante, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1980 Fátima Leyva, Mexican footballer
  • 1982 Marián Gáborík, Slovak hockey player
  • 1983 Bacary Sagna, French footballer
  • 1984 Hamed Namouchi, Tunisian footballer
  • 1985 Philippe Senderos, Swiss footballer
  • 1985 Tyler Clippard, American baseball player
  • 1986 Aschwin Wildeboer, Spanish swimmer
  • 1986 Michael Ammermüller, German racing driver
  • 1987 David Wheater, English footballer
  • 1988 Ángel Di María, Argentine footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1956 MLB center fielder Willie Mays (24) weds Margherite Wendell Chapman in NYC, New York

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

HeartWedding of Interest

2005 Retired baseball player Keith Hernandez (51) weds Kai Thompson in Miami Beach, Florida

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • 2009 Victoria's Secret Angel model Adriana Lima (31) weds NBA player Marko Jaric (33) in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

HeartWedding of Interest

2009 Cricketer Martin Crowe (46) weds former Miss Universe Lorraine Downes (44) in an intimate ceremony

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1989 Robin Givens is granted a divorce from Mike Tyson in the Dominican Republic

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Deaths in Sport

  • 1929 Tom Burke, American runner (b. 1875)
  • 1948 Mordecai Brown, American baseball player (b. 1876)
  • 1952 Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
  • 1974 C S Dempster, cricketer (10 Tests for NZ, 723 runs), dies
  • 1978 Paul Governali, American professional football player (b. 1921)
  • 1983 Lina Radke, German 800m runner (Olympic gold 1928), dies at 79
  • 1990 Graeme Hole, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 789 runs), dies
  • 1992 Roepie Kruize, hockey player (Olympic bronze 48/silver-52), dies at 67
  • 1996 Bob Paisley, football manager, dies at 77
  • 2002 Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2003 Johnny Longden, English jockey (b. 1907)
  • 2004 Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (b. 1970)
  • 2005 Najai Turpin, American boxer
  • 2010 Dick Francis, British jockey and detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes), dies at 89