On This Day

On This Day in Sport for February 21

Events in Sport

  • 1931 Chicago White Sox & NY Giants play 1st exhibition night game
  • 1948 NASCAR is incorporated
  • 1951 South Carolina House of Representatives urges "Shoeless Joe" Jackson be reinstated by Major League Baseball
  • 1953 Longest collegiate basketball game (6 OTs) Niagara beats Siena 88-81
  • 1957 Dodgers (Fort Worth) & Cubs (LA) "trade" minor league franchises
  • 1960 Biathlon debuts at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics; Klas Lestander from Sweden becomes the first Olympic champion ahead of Finland's Antti Tyrväinen and Soviet Aleksandr Privalov
  • 1968 Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000
  • 1969 Ted Williams signs 5-year contract to manage Washington Senators
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1883 Mick Commaille, South African cricketer and soccer rep, born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1956)
  • 1887 Savielly Tartakower, Austrian-Polish-French chess player, born in Rostov-on-Don, Russian Empire (d. 1956)
  • 1903 Thomas Yawkey, American industrialist and baseball owner (Boston Red Sox), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1976)
  • 1908 Neville Quinn, South African cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 35 wickets), born in Tweefontein, South Africa (d. 1934)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1975 Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench (27) weds Vickie Chesser in Cincinnati, Ohio

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