On This Day

On This Day in Sport for February 4

Events in Sport

  • 1902 Stanley Cup, Winnipeg Auditorium, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Montreal HC beats Winnipeg Victorias, 2-1 for a 2-1 challenge series victory
  • 1903 Stanley Cup: Montreal HC beats Winnipeg Victorias, 4-1 for a 2-1 challenge series win
  • 1924 Norway sweeps the medals in the Nordic combined event at the inaugural Chamonix Winter Olympics; Thorleif Haug wins his 3rd gold of the Games ahead of teammates Thoralf Strømstad & Johan Grøttumsbråten
  • 1924 Jacob Tullin Thams of Norway wins ski jumping gold at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; in 1936 he earns a silver medal in sailing at Berlin Summer Games
  • 1929 Archie Jackson scores 164 in Test Cricket debut v England at Adelaide
  • 1931 National League adopts a deader baseball
  • 1932 III Winter Olympic Games open in Lake Placid, New York
  • 1948 After winning the men’s downhill, French alpine skier Henri Oreiller takes the combined gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; becomes most successful athlete at these Games with a slalom bronze
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2006 2004 Summer Olympics badminton player gold medalist Taufik Hidayat (24) weds Armi Dianti Gumelar at Hotel Mulia Senayan in Jakarta

Divorces in Sport

  • 1985 Professional boxer George Foreman (35) divorces Andrea Skeete after almost 3 years of marriage

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1909 John Clarkson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1889), dies of mental illness & pneumonia at 47
  • 1943 Frank Calder, 1st NHL president, dies
  • 1995 Roel Wiersma, Dutch soccer star (PSV), dies at 62
  • 1995 Godfrey Brown, British athlete, 4 X 400m runner (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 79
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