Events in Sport on February 1

  • 1905 Hague soccer team ADO forms
  • 1914 NY Giants & Chicago White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt
  • 1919 Dodgers trade Jake Daubert to Reds for Tommy Griffith Daubert
  • 1920 Soccer team Quick Boys forms
  • 1924 Soccer team VSV Tonido forms in Voorburg

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1932 Bradman makes 299* vs South Africa, runs out partner going for 300th

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1954 The County soccer team forms in Doetinchem
  • 1954 42nd Women's Australian Championships: Thelma Coyne Long beats Jenny Staley (6-3, 6-4)
  • 1954 42nd Men's Australian Championships: Mervyn Rose beats Rex Hartwig (6-2, 0-6, 6-4, 6-2)
  • 1959 Zack Wheat unanimously elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1960 48th Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane (7-5, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

1960 48th Men's Australian Championships: Rod Laver beats Neale Fraser (5-7, 3-6, 6-3, 8-6, 8-6) Laver's first major win

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • 1961 Australian cricketers Ken Mackay and Lindsay Kline hang on for 100 mins for cricket draw vs West Indies

Sport awardTennis Open

1965 53rd Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Maria Bueno (5-7, 6-4, 5-2 ret.)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno

Sport awardTennis Open

1965 53rd Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (7-9, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson

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1968 Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers

NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi

  • 1970 Ford Frick, Earle Combs & Jesse Haines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1972 1972 NFL Draft: Walt Patulski from University of Notre Dame first pick by Buffalo Bills
  • 1973 Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1975 1st successful Wash Cap penalty shot, Ken Lockett vs Vancouver Canucks
  • 1976 East Lansing police arrest Dodgers reliever Mike Marshall for taking batting practice at Michigan State University after he is warned not to
  • 1976 62nd Rose Bowl: #11 UCLA beats #1 Ohio State, 23-10
  • 1977 Hillsdale High School defeats Person High School 2-0 in basketball
  • 1981 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 21-7
  • 1981 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek
  • 1981 31st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-120 at Richfield, Ohio
  • 1984 Daniel Stern becomes NBA commissioner
  • 1985 Azharuddin scores 3rd Test century in 3rd Test Cricket (122 v Eng)
  • 1987 38,873 NBA crowd watch Chicago at Detroit
  • 1987 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
  • 1987 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 10-6

AgreementContract of Interest

1992 Barry Bonds signs highest single year contract in MLB history ($4.7 mil with Pittsburgh Pirates)

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

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1992 Denis Potvin's #5 becomes 1st number retired by NY Islanders

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • 1998 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 29-24
  • 1998 86th Men's Australian Open: Petr Korda beats Marcelo Rios (6-2, 6-2, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

1998 86th Women's Australian Open: Martina Hingis beats Conchita Martinez (6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis

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2004 Wardrobe malfunction: Janet Jackson's breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in US broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to FCC censorship guidelines.

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2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII: New England Patriots beat Carolina Panthers, 32-29 at the Reliant Stadium MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady

Sport awardTennis Open

2004 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins his first Australian title; beats Marat Safin of Russia 7-6, 6-4, 6-2

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2004 Australian Open Women's Tennis: In an all-Belgian final, Justine Henin-Hardenne beats Kim Clijsters 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
  • 2009 Super Bowl XLIII: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Arizona Cardinals, 27-23 at the Raymond James Stadium MVP: Santonio Holmes, Pittsburgh, WR
  • 2009 97th Men's Australian Open: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer (7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

2009 97th Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Dinara Safina (6-0, 6-3)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 2014 Ray Guy becomes the first pure NFL punter to be inducted in the hall of fame

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2014 Adam Silver becomes the 5th NBA Commissioner

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
NBA Commissioner
Adam Silver
  • 2015 Super Bowl XLIX: New England Patriots defeat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. MVP: Tom Brady who becomes only the 3rd quarterback to win 4 Superbowls.
  • 2015 France defeats Qatar to win the World Handball Championship

Sport awardTennis Open

2015 103rd Men's Australian Open: Novak Đoković beats Andy Murray (7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-0)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray