Events in Sport on February 13

  • 1912 England regains the Ashes
  • 1920 National Negro Baseball League organizes
  • 1923 1st Black pro Basketball team, "Renaissance", organizes
  • 1932 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Coral McInnes Buttsworth retains title; beats Kathrine Le Mesurier 9-7, 6-4
  • 1932 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Jack Crawford retains title and repeats previous year's win over Harry Hopman 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
  • 1937 NFL Boston Redskins move to Washington, D.C.

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1940 Bradman scores 209* in 161 minutes for South Aust at the WACA

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1948 West Indian batsman Andy Ganteaume scores 112 for W Indies in his only Test Cricket innings

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1952 Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano

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1971 US Vice President Spiro Agnew hits 2 tee shots into crowd while golfing, injuring 2

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew
  • 1972 XI Winter Olympic Games close at Sapporo, Japan

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1974 James 'Cool Papa' Bell is named to baseball's Hall of Fame

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell
  • 1976 American Dorothy Hamill wins Olympic figure-skating gold in Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1977 Eric Heiden is 1st American to win world speed skating championship
  • 1977 27th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 125-124 at Milwaukee
  • 1980 NZ beats West Indies by one wicket in cricket at Dunedin

  • 1980 XIII Winter Olympic Games open in Lake Placid, New York

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1982 Islander's Bryan Trottier scores 5 goals against Flyers

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • 1983 Australia beats NZ 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • 1983 Donna White wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
  • 1983 World Boxing Council becomes 1st to cut boxing from 15 to 12 rounds
  • 1983 33rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-123 at Inglewood, California

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1983 Marvin Gaye sings "The Star Spangled Banner" at NBA All Stars Game at The Forum, Inglewood, California

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye
  • 1988 XV Winter Olympic Games open in Calgary, Canada
  • 1988 Heike Dreschler long jumps world record indoor (7.37m)
  • 1989 Oklahoma football player Charles Thompson is charged with selling cocaine; he is later sentenced to 2 years in prison

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1990 Larry Bird (Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • 1992 West beats East 14 to 9 in Major Soccer League all star game
  • 1993 Sergei Bubka pole vaults indoor record (6.14 m)
  • 1994 44th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 127-118 at Minneapolis
  • 2000 49th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 137-127 at Oakland
  • 2005 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 38-27