On This Day

On This Day in Sport for February 15

Events in Sport

  • 1905 1st race meet at Oaklawn Park (Hot Springs, Ark)
  • 1916 NY Yankees buy Frank "Home Run" Baker from the Athletics for $37,500
  • 1921 Arthur Mailey completes 9-121 v England, Australian Test Cricket rec
  • 1930 Wenona Mustangs beat Toluca Wildcats in Illinois Basketball Tournament in 10 overtimes, 26-22
  • 1931 Spring training site of NY Yankees in St Petersburg is renamed Miller Huggins Field in honor of the team's late manager
  • 1932 III Winter Olympic Games close at Lake Placid, New York
  • 1932 Australia beat South Africa in cricket by an innings in 5 hrs 53 min playing time
  • 1932 As a member of gold medal winning US 4-man bobsleigh team at Lake Placid, Eddie Eagan (boxing gold Antwerp 1920) becomes only Olympian to win gold medals at both summer & winter Games in different sports
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1958 Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully (30) weds model Joan (not the actress) Crawford in California
  • 1991 Baseball superstar George Brett (37) weds Leslie Davenport in Manhattan Beach, California

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1946 Cornelius Johnson, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1936), dies from bronchopneumonia at 32
  • 1961 Maribel Vinson, American figure skater (9 time US National Champion), and coach dies in a plane crash at 49
  • 1961 Laurence Owen, American figure skater (U.S. and North American champion), dies in a plane crash at 16
  • 1961 Maribel Yerxa Owen, American figure skater (U.S. Pairs champion, 1961), dies in a plane crash at 20
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