On This Day

On This Day in Sport for February 14

Events in Sport

  • 1887 Cubs sell Mike King Kelly to Boston for record $10,000
  • 1896 Stanley Cup, Victoria Skating Rink, Montreal, Quebec: Winnipeg Victorias beat Montreal Victorias, 2-0
  • 1928 Clas Thunberg of Finland wins his 2nd gold medal of the Games and 5th career title when he takes out the 1,500m speed skating at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics
  • 1928 Per-Erik Hedlund leads a Swedish sweep of the medals in the 50k cross-country at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Gustaf Jonsson & Volgar Andersson take the minor medals
  • 1934 NHL Ace Bailey Benefit Game: Toronto beats All-Stars 7-3 in Toronto
  • 1936 US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • 1936 Karl Schäfer of Austria wins his 2nd consecutive men’s figure skating Olympic gold medal at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games in Germany
  • 1936 Norwegian speed skater Ivar Ballangrud sets Olympic record 17:24.3 to win the 10,000m at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games; his 3rd gold medal from 4 events and 4th career Olympic gold
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1956 MLB center fielder Willie Mays (24) weds Margherite Wendell Chapman in NYC, New York
  • 2005 Retired baseball player Keith Hernandez (51) weds Kai Thompson in Miami Beach, Florida
  • 2009 Victoria's Secret Angel model Adriana Lima (31) weds NBA player Marko Jaric (33) in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Divorces in Sport


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Deaths in Sport

  • 1929 Tom Burke, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m, 400m 1896), dies at 53
  • 1948 Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown, American Baseball HOF pitcher (World Series 1907, 08; NL wins leader 1909; MLB ERA leader 1906; Chicago Cubs), dies at 71
  • 1952 Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
  • 1974 Stewie Dempster, New Zealand cricket batsman (10 Tests, 2 x 100s; Wellington CA, Leicestershire CCC, Warwickshire CCC), dies at 70
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