Today's Events in Sports History

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  • 1894 Cricket day 4, 1st test Australia v England, England following on 4-268, 7 in front

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1930 Bradman scores 258 NSW v South Aust, 289 mins, 37 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1932 Chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in 1st NFL playoff game
  • 1935 Bradman scores 117 in his 1st Shield cricket match for South Australia
  • 1936 Queensland cricket all out for 49 v Vic, Fleetwood-Smith 7-17
  • 1949 Philadelphia Eagles beat LA Rams 14-0 in NFL championship game
  • 1952 Ellis W Ryan resigns as Cleveland Indians president
  • 1956 Phil Rizzuto signs as NY Yankee radio-TV announcer

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1959 Sammy Baugh named 1st coach of NY Titans (AFL)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh
  • 1961 For 2nd consecutive year, AP names Wilma Rudolph female athlete of year

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1961 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 78 points vs LA

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1972 US launches Operation Linebacker II, its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam, as negotiations to end the Vietnam War collapse
  • 1977 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 42, Nate Thumond
  • 1983 NBA San Diego Clippers ends 29 game road losing streak
  • 1984 73rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats USA in Gothenburg (4-1)
  • 1988 Seattle Seahawks win their 1st ever division title with 9-7 record
  • 1988 Cricket Women's World Cup: Australia defeats England by 8 wickets

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1994 Darryl Strawberry pleads not guilty on tax evasion charges

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 1994 Norman, Couples & Azinger wins LPGA Wendy's 3-Tour Golf Challenge
  • 1996 Start of 1st Test Cricket match between Zimbabwe & England