On This Day

On This Day in Sport for February 2

Events in Sport

  • 1876 Baseball's National League forms at the Grand Central Hotel, NYC with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia and St Louis
  • 1892 Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe & Frank Crosby
  • 1924 Norway’s Thorleif Haug takes the cross-country double at the Chamonix Winter Olympics when he wins the 18k event; Haug also 50k gold medalist
  • 1926 Australasian Championships Women's Tennis, Adelaide: Daphne Akhurst Cozens retains title; beats Esna Boyd Robertson 6-1, 6-3
  • 1926 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Adelaide: In all-Australian final John Hawkes beats James Willard 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
  • 1943 Cubs return to original uniform after experimenting with a vest
  • 1944 Baseball meets in NYC to discuss postwar action
  • 1949 Golfing champ Ben Hogan seriously injured in an auto accident
  • More Events in Sport

Weddings in Sport

  • 1985 NFL running back, broadcaster, actor and felon O.J. Simpson marries second wife Nicole Brown (murdered 1994)

More Weddings & Divorces in Sport