Events in Sport on February 16

  • 1899 Pelham Warner scores 132 on Test Cricket debut (Eng v SA Johannesburg)
  • 1900 Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 3 games to 1
  • 1912 VSV soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
  • 1926 Suzanne Lenglen defeats Helen Wills in Tennis at Cannes France
  • 1936 4th Winter Olympic games close at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • 1950 Writers fail to elect anyone to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1952 Ian Craig makes NSW cricket debut aged 16 years 249 days (NSW record)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1953 Ted Williams safely crash-lands his damaged Panther jet, later awarded the Air medal

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1958 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1963 North Carolina forward Billy Cunningham grabs a record 27 rebounds in a game vs Clemson

NBA Forward and Coach Billy Cunningham
NBA Forward and Coach
Billy Cunningham
  • 1966 End of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Australian wicketkeeper

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1970 Joe Frazier TKOs Jimmy Ellis in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 1972 Test Cricket debut of Lawrence Rowe WI v NZ Kingston, 214 & 100

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972 Wilt Chamberlain hit 30,000 point mark during a game with Phoenix Suns

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1975 Washington Capitals 1st NHL shutout, beating KC Scouts 3-0
  • 1980 Eric Heiden skates 5k in 7:02.29 (Olympic Record)
  • 1984 Bill Johnson becomes 1st American to win Olympic downhill skiing gold
  • 1984 NJ Devils 1st OT goal, Jan Ludvig beats Hartford Whalers 6-5
  • 1985 Largest NBA crowd to date, 43,816, sees Philadelphia at Detroit
  • 1985 Livingston Bramble defeats Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini to win WBA champ
  • 1985 NJ Devils score their fastest hat trick in 42 seconds
  • 1986 Dutch speed skater Hein Vergeer becomes World Allround champion for the second time
  • 1989 Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser signs $7.9M-3 year contract

AgreementContract of Interest

1989 Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens signs $7.5M-3 year contract

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 LA Lakers retire Magic Johnson's #32 uniform

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 1993 Sandra Völker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.33 sec)
  • 1997 Paul Stankowski wins Hawaiian Golf Open
  • 1997 Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Los Angeles Women's Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999 O.J. Simpson's 1968 Heisman Trophy is sold for $230,000 to help settle a $33.5 million civil judgement against Simpson for the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 2004 The Pittsburgh Penguins lose their 12th consecutive home game, a NHL record
  • 2005 2004-05 NHL season is canceled by league commissioner Gary Bettman. This was the first time that a North American professional sports league had to cancel a season due to a labor dispute

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 Lionel Messi scores his 14th consecutive goal in La Liga and his 300th goal in 365 appearances for Barcelona

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 2014 63rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 163-155 at New Orleans