On This Day

On This Day in Sport for February 7

Events in Sport

  • 1893 Vanderbilt University claims it participated in the first organised intercollegiate basketball game at the Nashville YMCA Gymnasium; Vanderbilt beats YMCA, 9-3
  • 1903 VVV '03 soccer club is established in the Dutch southeastern city of Venlo
  • 1908 Philadelphia A's manager/owner Connie Mack sells future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rube Waddell to St Louis Browns for $5,000
  • 1914 Charlie Chaplin debuts silent film character The Tramp in "Kid Auto Races at Venice"
  • 1942 1st indoor 15' pole vault (Cornelius Warmerdam 15' 3/8")
  • 1948 After winning Lake Placid (1932) and Garmisch-Partenkirchen (1936) Olympic ski jumping gold medals, Birger Ruud comes out of retirement to win silver in St. Moritz in a Norwegian medal sweep
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1925 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (29) weds actress Estelle Taylor (30)
  • 1988 Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens
  • 2009 Actress and skating champ Kristy Swanson (39) weds 1993 World Pair Skater Champion Lloyd Eisler (45) at The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California

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