On This Day

On This Day in Sport for February 16

Events in Sport

  • 1899 Future England cricket captain Pelham Warner scores an unbeaten 132 on his Test debut in a 32 run win over South Africa in the 1st Test in Johannesburg
  • 1899 Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur Iceland's first football club is founded
  • 1900 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 5-4 to take challenge series, 3-1
  • 1912 VSV soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
  • 1923 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
  • 1923 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
  • 1926 Suzanne Lenglen defeats US champion Helen Wills in influential tennis match in Cannes, France
  • 1933 England cricket team regains the Ashes against Australia, thanks to "bodyline" tactics
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1948 American baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (41) weds actress Laraine Day (27) in Santa Monica, California; divorce in 1960
  • 1974 MLB player Mike Schmidt (24) weds Donna Wightman
  • 2011 Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati (36) weds Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe (2000) Lara Dutta (32) at Bandra, Mumbai

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1933 Archie Jackson, Australian cricket batsman (8 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 164), dies from tuberculosis at 23
  • 1936 Tommy Ward, South African cricket wicket-keeper (23 Tests), electrocuted at 48
  • 1950 David Denton, cricketer (England batsman in 11 Tests 1905-10), dies
  • 1961 Dazzy Vance, American Baseball HOF pitcher (7 x NL strike-out leader; World Series 1934 St Louis Cardinals; NL MVP & Triple Crown 1924 Brooklyn Robins), dies at 69
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