On This Day

On This Day in Sport for February 18

Events in Sport

  • 1899 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Victorias beat Winnipeg Victorias, 3-2 to sweep series, 2-0 for CAHL
  • 1909 Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, at 41, to Cleveland Naps
  • 1919 Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goal
  • 1922 Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his federal judgeship to give full attention to job as Major League Baseball Commissioner
  • 1924 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
  • 1924 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
  • 1928 Sonja Henie of Norway wins the women’s figure skating gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympic Games; her first of 3 consecutive titles in the event
  • 1928 USA 2 beats USA 1 by 0.5s for the 5-man bobsleigh gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Germany 2 takes bronze
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1853 August Belmont Jr, breeder (Man 'O War)/founder (NY Jockey Club)
  • 1895 George "The Gipper" Gipp, American football player (Notre Dame), born in Laurium, Michigan (d. 1920)
  • 1909 Matti Jarvinen, Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1932)
  • 1926 Len Ford, NFL end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1922 Football player George Halas (27) weds Minnie Bushing
  • 1946 MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (35) weds heiress Caral Gimbel in Sea Island, Georgia
  • 1989 Baseball player Steve Garvey weds Candace Thomas while being accused of fathering children by two other women

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