On This Day

On This Day in Sport for February 3

Events in Sport

  • 1876 Albert Spalding invests $800 to start sporting goods company, manufacturing first official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball and football
  • 1894 1st US steel sailing vessel, Dirigo, launched at Bath, Maine
  • 1924 Canada beats United States, 6-1 to retain the Olympic ice hockey gold medal (won at 1920 Summer Games) at the Chamonix Games; Canadian LW Harry Watson top scores with 46 points
  • 1924 Switzerland claims the inaugural Olympic bobsleigh gold medal at the Chamonix Games, ahead of Great Britain and Belgium
  • 1937 Don Bradman scores 212 (in 441 minutes!) in 5th cricket test v England
  • 1942 Baseball owners agree to permit each club up to 14 night games in 1942
  • 1947 Bradman bowled by Alec Bedser for a duck in 4th Test Cricket
  • 1951 Largest purse to date in horse racing, $144,323, won by Great Circle
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