On This Day

On This Day in Sport for February 8

Events in Sport

  • 1908 Wilhelmina '08 soccer team forms in Weert, Netherlands
  • 1932 American speed skater Irving Jaffee wins the 10,000m at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; clinches distance double after also taking out the 5,000m
  • 1936 1936 NFL Draft (first ever): Jay Berwanger from University of Chicago first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1936 1st ski jumping tournament at Red Wing, Minnesota
  • 1936 1st successful Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher vs Rangers
  • 1936 German alpine skier Christi Cranz wins the inaugural Olympic women’s combined gold medal at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games ahead of teammate Käthe Grasegger
  • 1945 Paul Brown agrees to coach the new American football expansion team in Cleveland, which would later be named the Cleveland Browns after their coach
  • 1948 V Winter Olympic Games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
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