Today's Events in Sports History

  • 1891 53rd Grand National: Mr Harry Beasley IRE aboard Come Away wins
  • 1892 54th Grand National: Capt. Roddy Owen aboard Father O'Flynn wins
  • 1897 1st known intercollegiate basketball game, Yale beats Pennsylvania 32-10
  • 1911 National Squash Tennis Association forms (NYC)
  • 1920 13th Australasian Championships: Pat O'Hara Wood beats Ronald Thomas (6-3, 4-6, 6-8, 6-1, 6-3)
  • 1924 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHL) sweep Vanc Millionaires (PCHA) in 2
  • 1934 A woman Babe Didrickson pitches hitless inning for Philadelphia A's in exhibition game against Brooklyn Dodgers
  • 1948 102nd Grand National: Arthur Thompson aboard Sheila's Cottage wins
  • 1954 16th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: La Salle beats Bradley 92-76
  • 1962 Sjoukje Dijkstra becomes world champion figure skater
  • 1965 27th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Michigan 91-80
  • 1966 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open
  • 1971 Boston Bruins win 13th straight NHL game

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1973 Roberto Clemente elected to Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • 1978 Flyers' Rick MacLeash scores on 6th penalty shot against Islanders

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1983 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Laura Davies wins Circle K LPGA Tucson Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1988 Mike Tyson KOs Tony Tubbs in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 LA Lakers retires Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33