On This Day

On This Day in Sport for February 22

Events in Sport

  • 1860 Organized baseball played in San Francisco for 1st time between the Eagles and the Red Rovers
  • 1888 “Father of American Golf” John Reid first demonstrates golf on a Yonkers cow pasture to friends
  • 1892 Manitoba Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1893 1st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 32-22 in Birmingham
  • 1927 ARC soccer team forms in Alphen on the Rhine
  • 1933 Malcolm Campbell sets world land speed record speed of 272.46 mph driving his famous Blue Bird car at Daytona Beach, Florida
  • 1936 Sonja Henie of Norway follows up her Winter Olympics victory with an incredible 10th consecutive women’s World Championship figure skating gold medal in Paris, France
  • 1952 Germany takes the Olympic bobsleigh double with gold in the 4-man event at the Oslo Winter Games; Adreas Ostler and Lorenz Niebert score their 2nd gold medals after winning the 2-man a week earlier
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Divorces in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1968 Omer CFL Tulippe, Belgian geographer, dies at 71
  • 1977 Jack O'Connor, English cricket all-rounder (4 Tests, 1 x 50; Derbyshire CCC), dies at 79
  • 1983 Romain Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1935), dies at 70
  • 1996 Helmut Schoen, Germany football coach (manager of West Germany (1964-1978, 1974 World Cup), dies at 80
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