Events in Sport on February 15

  • 1905 1st race meet at Oaklawn Park (Hot Springs, Ark)
  • 1916 NY Yankees buy Frank "Home Run" Baker from the Athletics for $37,500
  • 1921 Arthur Mailey completes 9-121 v England, Australian Test Cricket rec
  • 1930 Weona beats Toluca in Illinois Basketball Tournament in 10 overtimes
  • 1931 Spring training site of NY Yankees in St Petersburg is renamed Miller Huggins Field in honor of the team's late manager
  • 1932 3rd Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, New York
  • 1932 Australia beat South Africa in cricket by an innings in 5 hrs 53 min playing time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1932 US bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes only athlete to win gold in both Summer & Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold)

Boxer and Bobsledder Eddie Eagan
Boxer and Bobsledder
Eddie Eagan
  • 1936 Sonja Henie of Norway wins 3rd consecutive Olympic figure skating gold
  • 1946 Cornelius Johnson, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1936), dies from bronchopneumonia at 32
  • 1958 Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by June Markham/Courtney Jones GRB
  • 1961 Australia beat West Indies 2-1 in one of best Test Cricket series ever

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1964 Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton

Basketball Player/US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player/US Senator
Bill Bradley
  • 1966 Kees Verkerk becomes world champion all-round skater
  • 1970 Ard Schenk becomes world champion all-round skater
  • 1973 Friendsville Academy (Tenn) ends 138-game basketball losing streak

  • 1976 12th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1976 18th Daytona 500: David Pearson wins (152.181 MPH)
  • 1978 England all out 64 for 1st loss to NZ in cricket (Geoffrey Boycott captain)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1978 Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1980 Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 500m in 38.03 sec
  • 1980 Wayne Gretzy assists on NHL-record-tieing 7 goals
  • 1981 23rd Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (169.651 MPH)
  • 1982 Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), begins streak of 63 consecutive free throw

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 World chess championship match abandoned-Karpov 25, Kasparov 23

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov
  • 1986 44,180 largest NBA crowd to date-Philadelphia at Detroit
  • 1987 Nikolai Guljajev becomes world champion skater
  • 1987 29th Daytona 500: Bill Elliott wins (176.263 MPH)
  • 1990 Baseball owners lock out players
  • 1991 Troy State sets NCAA Div II record with 103 points in 2nd half routing DeVry Institute 187-117

Sports record brokenNFL Record

1996 Bill Belichick is fired by the Cleveland Browns, finishing his Cleveland coaching career with a record of 36-44

NFL Coach Bill Belichick
NFL Coach
Bill Belichick

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 American boxer Tommy Morrison announces he has contracted HIV

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • 1998 Dale Eggeling wins Los Angeles Women's Golf Championship
  • 1998 40th Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt wins (172.712 MPH)

Sport awardSports Awards

1999 7th ESPY Awards: Mark McGwire, Chamique Holdsclaw win

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 2004 53rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 136-132 at Los Angeles
  • 2004 46th Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. wins (156.341 MPH)
  • 2009 58th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 146-119 at Phoenix
  • 2009 51st Daytona 500: Matt Kenseth wins (132.816 MPH)
  • 2015 64th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 163-158 at New York City