Events in Sport on February 10

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1908 Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • 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
  • 1937 Ragnhild Hveger swims world free style record 400m (5:14.2)
  • 1957 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
  • 1961 AFL's LA Chargers move to San Diego

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1968 Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich
  • 1971 Bill White becomes 1st African American baseball announcer (NY Yankees)
  • 1973 2nd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • 1974 Gail Denenber wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
  • 1974 Judy Ikenberry wins 1st Us women's marathon (2:55:17)
  • 1975 William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1979 Allan Border is named 12th man for Australia, only Test Cricket he misses
  • 1980 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
  • 1981 33rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 4-1 at LA
  • 1981 Dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket's top wicket-taker with 249
  • 1985 35th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 140-129 at Indiana

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1985 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan

Hall of fameHall of Fame

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

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens
  • 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
  • 1991 41st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 116-114 at Charlotte

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1991 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Speed Skater Bonnie Blair
Speed Skater
Bonnie Blair

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1998 Olympic figure skater Peggy Fleming undergoes breast cancer surgery
  • 2002 51st NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 135-120 at Philadelphia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 20th Winter Olympic Games open in Turin, Italy, Luciano Pavarotti sings "Nessun dorma" in his last ever performance

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 2007 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 31-28
  • 2008 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 42-30