On This Day in Sport for February 18

Events in Sport

  • 1899 Stanley Cup: Mont Shamrocks sweep Queens U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games
  • 1900 Ajax soccer team forms in Amsterdam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1909 Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, at 41, to Cleveland Naps

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1919 Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goal

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • 1922 Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his judgeship to work for baseball
  • 1936 NHL record 32 points scored, NY Americans (28) & Mont Maroons (24)
  • 1943 William D Cox buys Philadelphia Phillies
  • 1944 Youngest baseball player, Cincinnati Reds sign 15 year old Joe Nuxhall
  • 1951 3 City College of NY basketball players admit to accepting bribes
  • 1960 8th Winter Olympic games open in Squaw Valley, California
  • 1961 Henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater
  • 1962 4th Daytona 500: Fireball Roberts wins (152.529 MPH)
  • 1967 Bob Seagren sets pole vault record at 17'3"
  • 1967 Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers
  • 1968 10th Winter Olympic games close at Grenoble, France
  • 1973 15th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (157.205 MPH)

  • 1977 Test Cricket debuts of Colin Croft & Joel Garner v Pakistan Bridgetown
  • 1978 1st Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona, Hawaii
  • 1979 21st Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (143.977 MPH)
  • 1983 NBA Indiana Pacers begin a 28 game road losing streak
  • 1986 San Antonio's Alvin Robertson scores NBA 2nd quadruple double-20 pts, 11 rebounds, 10 assists & 10 steals against Phoenix

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1989 Sherri Turner wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open/Itoki Pro-Am

LPGA Golfer Sherri Turner
LPGA Golfer
Sherri Turner
  • 1990 Jane Crafter wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament
  • 1990 32nd Daytona 500: Derrike Cope wins (165.761 MPH)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Edmonton Oiler goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NHL after season-long suspension for substance abuse & shuts out NJ Devils 4-0

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr
  • 1994 Shreveport Pirates join CFL as 4th US team
  • 1995 Barb Thomas Whitehead wins Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies' Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 First ODI for Kenya national cricket team in Cricket World Cup v India: Sachin Tendulkar scores 127*

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 1996 38th Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett wins (154.308 MPH)
  • 1998 NY Rangers fire head coach Colin Campbell
  • 2001 Crash during Daytona 500 race on last lap claims life of Dale Earnhardt, prompting sport to implement new safety procedures
  • 2001 43rd Daytona 500: Michael Waltrip wins (161.783 MPH)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2004 Greg Maddux signs with the Chicago Cubs, the team he began his career with

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 2007 56th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 153-132 at Las Vegas
  • 2007 49th Daytona 500: Kevin Harvick wins (149.333 MPH)
  • 2018 60th Daytona 500: Austin Dillon wins in a Chevrolet Camero ZL1

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1853 August Belmont Jr, breeder (Man 'O War)/founder (NY Jockey Club)
  • 1895 George "The Gipper" Gipp, football star (Notre Dame)
  • 1909 Matti Jarvinen, Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1932)
  • 1926 Len Ford, NFL end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1927 Fazal Mahmood, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani medium-pace workhorse 1952-62), born in Lahore, Pakistan (d. 2005)
  • 1927 Luis Arroyo, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1928 Jim McElreath, auto racer (1970 Ontario 500)
  • 1928 Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1931 Bob St. Clair "The Geek", American football player, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1933 Bobby Robson, British soccer coach (PSV)
  • 1937 Jeff Farrell, US swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1960)
  • 1938 Barry Knight, cricketer (England all-rounder mid-60s)
  • 1938 Manny Mota, Dominican baseball outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1939 Dal Maxvill, American baseball player
  • 1945 Judy Rankin, American golfer (26 LPGA Tour wins), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1947 Carlos A Lopes, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1948 Bruce Francis, cricketer (Australian opener in 3 Tests 1972)
  • 1950 Bruce Kison, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1971, 79), born in Bradenton, Florida (d. 2018)
  • 1957 Marita Koch, German DR, 400m sprinter (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1958 Peter Koech, Kiliburani Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1960 Andy Moog, NHL goalie (Oilers, Bruins, Olympics-Canada-1988)
  • 1960 Roger Wijesuriya, cricketer (bowling avg 294 in 4 Tests for Sri Lanka)
  • 1961 Alycia Moulton, tennis star, born in Sacramento, California
  • 1962 Gary Reasons, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1962 Simon Fletcher, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • 1963 John Gesek, NFL center (Washington Redskins)
  • 1963 Rob Andrew, English rugby player
  • 1964 Kevin Tapani, pitcher (Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1966 Kris King, Bracebridge, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1966 Phillip De Freitas, cricket pace bowler (in Dominica England 1986-95)
  • 1967 Colin Jackson, Cardiff Wales, 100m hurdler (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1967 Matt Turner, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1967 Roberto Baggio, Italian footballer, (FIFA World Player of the Year 1993), born in Caldogno
  • 1969 Alexander Mogilny, Khavarovsk, 1st soviet to defect to NHL (Sabres)
  • 1969 Igor Larionov, Voskresensk Russia, NHL forward (Team Russia, Detroit)
  • 1970 Tyler Green, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1971 George Teague, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1971 Reggie Holt, WLAF safety (London Monarchs)
  • 1971 Constantin Popa, Romanian-Israeli basketball player
  • 1972 Lubomir Rybovic, Kosice CZE, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
  • 1972 Marc Lillibridge, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1973 Claude Makélélé, French footballer
  • 1974 Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Russian tennis player (French Open 1996, Australian Open 1999), born in Sochi, Russia
  • 1974 Jamey Carroll, American baseball player
  • 1975 Scott Tucker, 400m/800m freestyle relay (Olympics 1996), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1975 Gary Neville, English footballer
  • 1976 Chanda Rubin, American tennis player (1996 Australian Open doubles), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • 1976 Jason Podollan, Vernon, NHL center (Florida Panthers)
  • 1976 Volker Schenk, WLAF RB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1976 Leilani Munter, American race car driver
  • 1977 Kátia, Brazilian footballer
  • 1977 Chrissie Wellington, British triathlete
  • 1978 Josip Šimunić, Croatian footballer
  • 1979 Julia Greville, swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1980 Alison Rachel Fitch, New Zealand swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1980 Nikolai Antropov, Kazakh ice hockey player
  • 1981 Andrei Kirilenko, Russian basketball player
  • 1981 Ivan Sproule, Irish footballer
  • 1981 Alex Rios, American baseball player
  • 1983 Jermaine Jenas, English footballer
  • 1983 Jason Maxiell, American basketball player
  • 1983 Roberta Vinci, Italian tennis player (5 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Taranto, Italy
  • 1985 Anton Ferdinand, English footballer
  • 1986 Marc Torrejón, Spanish footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1922 Football player George Halas (27) weds Minnie Bushing

American Football Coach and Team Owner George Halas
American Football Coach and Team Owner
George Halas

HeartWedding of Interest

1946 MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (35) weds heiress Caral Gimbel in Sea Island, Georgia

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1989 Baseball player Steve Garvey weds Candace Thomas while being accused of fathering children by two other women

Deaths in Sport

  • 1911 Bill Murdoch, cricketer, dies while watching Aust v South Africa Test
  • 1933 James Corbett, (Gentleman Jim), heavyweight box champ (1892-97), dies
  • 1975 Nazir Ali, Indian cricketer (2 Tests for India, 4 wickets), dies at 68
  • 1998 Harry Caray, American sportscaster (Chicago Cubs), dies at probably 83
  • 1998 Robbie James, Welsh footballer (b. 1957)
  • 2001 Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver dies in car crash at Daytona 500 race (b. 1951)
  • 2001 Eddie Mathews, American hall of fame third baseman (Milwaukee Brave) who hit 512 home runs, dies at 69
  • 2008 Mickey Renaud, Canadian professional ice hockey player (b. 1988)
  • 2015 Jerome Kersey, American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Sea Supersonics), dies at 52