On This Day

On This Day in Sport for February 24

Events in Sport

  • 1917 Red Sox sell Smokey Joe Wood, his arm dead at 26, to Cleveland for $15,000
  • 1932 Malcolm Campbell sets world land speed record speed of 253.96 mph driving his famous Blue Bird car at Daytona Beach, Florida
  • 1952 Canada wins 6th Olympic ice hockey title courtesy of a final round 3-3 tie with the US at the Oslo Winter Games; Canadian center Billy Gibson top scores with 19 points
  • 1952 Norway goes 1-2 in the men’s ski jumping event at the Oslo Winter Olympics with Arnfinn Bergmann winning gold ahead of teammate Torbjørn Falkanger
  • 1960 Austria goes 1-2 in the men's slalom at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics; Ernst Hintersteer wins gold ahead of teammate Hias Leitner
  • 1963 5th Daytona 500: Tiny Lund driving for Wood Bros Racing, wins on 4 pit stops as first 10 laps run under caution flag because of rain
  • 1968 Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games
  • 1974 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champ all-round skater
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1979 NBA player Bill Walton (26) weds Susan Guth
  • 1985 NFL quarterback Joe Montana (28) weds actress and model Jennifer Wallace
  • 2007 Former world champion track and field athlete Marion Jones (31) weds Olympic bronze medalist Obadele Thompson (30) at the Union Hill African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilson's Mills, North Carolina

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