Today's Events in Sports History

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  • 1871 33rd Grand National: Irish 1868 winner The Lamb claims second GN at 11/2; ridden by Tommy Pickernell
  • 1872 34th Grand National: John Page wins his second GN aboard 20/1 shot Casse Tete
  • 1902 64th Grand National: David Read aboard 20/1 chance Shannon Lass wins by 3 lengths from Matthew
  • 1909 Moran & MacFarland (US) wins Europe's 1st 6 day bicycle race (Berlin)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1941 Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1946 Kenny Washington signs with Rams, 1st black NFLer since 1933
  • 1947 Test Cricket debut of Bert Sutcliffe, NZ v England at Christchurch
  • 1953 NBA record 106 fouls & 12 players foul out (Boston-Syracuse)
  • 1959 21st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: California beats W Va 71-70
  • 1959 113th Grand National: Michael Scudamore wins aboard 8/1 second favourite Oxo; only 4 of 32 starters finish the race
  • 1961 Art Modell purchases Cleveland Browns for then record ($3,925,000)
  • 1962 Philadelphia retires pitcher Robin Roberts' # 36
  • 1964 26th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Duke 98-83
  • 1964 UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0)
  • 1964 118th Grand National: Willie Robinson aboard American-owned 12-year-old Team Spirit wins at odds of 18/1
  • 1970 32nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Jacksonville 80-69

  • 1970 Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the "agony of defeat guy" in the opening credits of ABC's Wide World of Sports.
  • 1971 Gavaskar scores 1st of his 34 Test Cricket tons, 116 at Georgetown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Montreal Canadiens' left wing Frank Mahovlich becomes 5th NHL player to score 500 goals

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • 1978 Padres fire Al Dark (2nd manager ever fired during spring training)
  • 1982 Jerry Pate celebrates golf win by jumping into the water hazard
  • 1982 PGA Tournament Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Jerry Pate shoots a final round 67 to win by 2 strokes over runners-up Scott Simpson and Brad Bryant
  • 1984 Border scores 100* v WI Trinidad after 98* in 1st cricket innings
  • 1984 NFL owners passed the infamous anti-celebrating rule

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1985 Arthur Ashe is nominated for the Internatinal Tennis Hall of Fame

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 1986 Pittsburgh Associates buy Pittsburgh Pirates for $218 million
  • 1987 PSV sells soccer player Ruud Gullit to AC Milan (Ÿ17 million)
  • 1992 2nd WLAF season begins

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1994 Wayne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1997 Ice Dance Championship in Lausanne, Switzerland won by Oksana Grishuk & Evgeny Platov (Rus)
  • 2009 Ireland completes a Grand Slam with a 17-15 win over Wales at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff to win the Six Nations Rugby Championship
  • 2012 Sergio Agüero & Samir Nasri score to give Manchester City 2-1 win over Chelsea at City of Manchester Stadium; EPL record 20th consecutive home win; streak ends with 3-3 draw v Sunderland 31/3
  • 2013 Martin Gould defeats Ali Carter to win the snooker 2013 Championship League

OlympicsOlympic Gold

2014 Canadian freestyle skier (moguls) and two-time Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau retires at 26

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Alexandre Bilodeau
  • 2015 Ireland retains Six Nations Rugby Championship with 40-10 win over Scotland at Murrayfield; England needs 26 point win over France for title but can only beat Les Bleus, 55-35 at Twickenham