On This Day

Events in Sport on February 10

Boxing Title Fight

1908 Canadian world heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Burns KOs Englishman Jack Palmer in round 4 in London in his 8th title defence

  • 1912 Hobbs & Rhodes make 323 cricket opening stand v Aust at MCG
  • 1920 Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with ball
  • 1924 Bucky Harris at 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Washington Senators)
  • 1925 AL decides to alternate leagues for game 1 of World Series each year
  • 1926 Building of Olympic Stadium Amsterdam, begins
  • 1932 Sweden goes 1-2 in the 18k cross country event at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; Sven Utterström wins gold ahead of teammate Axel Wikström
  • 1953 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Westwood & Demmy GRB
  • 1953 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Tenley Albright USA
  • 1954 World Figure Skating Championship at Oslo: Ice Dancing - won by Great Britain's team of Jean Westwood and Lawrence Demmy
  • 1954 World Figure Skating Championship at Oslo: Pairs - won by Canadian team of Frances Dafoe and Norris Bowden
  • 1961 AFL's LA Chargers move to San Diego
  • 1968 American 2-time world champion Peggy Fleming comfortably wins Olympic women's figure skating gold medal at the Grenoble Winter Games

Sports History

1969 LSU Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94

  • 1971 Bill White becomes 1st African American baseball announcer (NY Yankees)
  • 1973 2nd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • 1973 Pakistani cricketer Mushtaq Mohammad scores 201 runs in a match against New Zealand
  • 1974 Judy Ikenberry wins 1st Us women's marathon (2:55:17)
  • 1975 William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame

Sports History

1979 Allan Border is named 12th man for Australia, only Test Cricket he misses

  • 1981 33rd NHL All-Star Game, The Forum, Inglewood: Campbell Conference beats Wales Conference, 4-1; MVP: Mike Liut, St. Louis Blues, G
  • 1981 Dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket's top wicket-taker with 249
  • 1984 Soviet cross-country skier Nikolay Zimyatov wins a career 4th Olympic gold medal when he takes out the 30k event in Sarajevo; 3 gold in Lake Placid 1980
  • 1985 35th NBA All-Star Game, Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis: West beats East, 140-129; MVP: Ralph Sampson, Houston Rockets, C

Hall of Fame

1989 Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame

  • 1989 Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, St Louis
  • 1989 Test Cricket debut of Aaqib Javed, Pak v NZ age 16 years 189 days
  • 1989 To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a NJ court

NBA All-Star Game

1991 41st NBA All-Star Game, Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC: East beats West, 116-114; Charles Barkley, Philadelphia 76ers, F

Olympic Gold

1992 Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics 1st gold medal for USA

Sports History

1992 Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana

  • 1993 Jani Sievinen swims world record 200m backstroke (1:55.59)
  • 1995 Sun Cayun pole vaults female indoor world record (4.12m)

Sports History

1996 IBM computer Deep Blue becomes the first computer to win a game of chess against a reigning (human) chess champion, Gary Kasparov

Sports History

1997 O.J. Simpson jury reaches decision on $25M in punitive damages

NBA All-Star Game

2002 51st NBA All-Star Game, First Union Centre, Philadelphia, PA: West beats East, 135-120; MVP: Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers, F

Olympic Games

2006 XX Winter Olympic Games open in Turin, Italy, Luciano Pavarotti sings "Nessun dorma" in his last ever performance

  • 2007 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 31-28; MVP: Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals, QB
  • 2008 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 42-30; MVP: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings, RB
  • 2014 Netherlands sweeps the medals in the men's 500m speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Michel Mulder wins gold ahead of teammates Jan Smeekens and Ronald Mulder
  • 2014 Canadian short track speed skater Charles Hamelin wins his 3rd career Olympic gold medal in the 1,500m in Sochi; Vancouver (2010) 500m and 5,000m relay champion
  • 2014 German alpine skier Maria Höfl-Riesch retains her Olympic combined title (Vancouver 2010) when she Nicole Hosp beats of Austria by 0.4s

Olympic Gold

2014 After winning Vancouver (2010) Olympic moguls title, Canadian freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau wins 2nd consecutive Olympic gold medal in Sochi; beats teammate Mikaël Kingsbury

  • 2018 German biathlete Laura Dahlmeier wins women's 7.5k sprint gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; also wins 10k pursuit gold
  • 2018 Tottenham Hotspur edge Arsenal, 1-0 at Wembley Stadium in front of English Premier League record single-game attendance of 83,222 fans
  • 2018 Swedish cross country skier Charlotte Kalla wins 3rd career Olympic gold medal in the 15k skiathlon in Pyeongchang; also wins 10k freestyle gold in Vancouver (2010) and 4 x 5k relay in Sochi (2014)
  • 2018 Sochi (2014) Olympic large hill ski jump champion Andreas Wellinger of Germany wins the individual normal hill gold medal at Pyeongchang by just 0.2m from Norway's Johann André Forfang
  • 2019 The eight centrally owned and operated team Alliance of American Football gets underway; Orlando Apollos beat Atlanta Legends, 40-6 at Spectrum Stadium, Orlando, FL