Events in Sport on February 18

  • February
  • 1899 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Victorias beat Winnipeg Victorias, 3-2 to sweep series, 2-0 for CAHL

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1909 Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, at 41, to Cleveland Naps

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1919 Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goal

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • 1922 Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his federal judgeship to give full attention to job as Major League Baseball Commissioner
  • 1928 Sonja Henie of Norway wins the women’s figure skating gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympic Games; her first of 3 consecutive titles in the event
  • 1928 USA 2 beats USA 1 by 0.5s for the 5-man bobsleigh gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Germany 2 takes bronze
  • 1928 Johan Grøttumsbråten of Norway wins the Nordic combined gold at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; doubles up with the 18k cross country gold the previous day
  • 1928 Norway goes 1-2 in the ski jumping at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics with Alf Andersen taking gold ahead of Sigmund Ruud
  • 1936 NHL record 32 points scored, NY Americans (28) & Mont Maroons (24)
  • 1943 A syndicate headed by New York lumberman William D Cox buys MLB's Philadelphia Phillies for $850,000; 33 year-old Cox is youngest owner in baseball
  • 1944 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall signs a contract to play baseball with the Cincinnati Reds just one day after playing in a high school basketball game; debuts later that year
  • 1951 3 City College of NY basketball players admit to accepting bribes
  • 1952 Norwegian speed skater Hjalmar Anderson wins his 3rd gold medal of the Oslo Winter Olympics when he claims the 10,000m in Olympic record 16:45.8; also wins gold in 1,500m and 5,000m
  • 1960 VIII Winter Olympic Games open in Squaw Valley, California
  • 1961 Henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater
  • 1962 4th Daytona 500: Race winner Fireball Roberts dominates the event, leading 144 of the 200 laps

  • 1967 Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers
  • 1968 X Winter Olympic Games close in Grenoble, France
  • 1968 After winning men's luge singles Olympic gold medal in Innsbruck (1964), Thomas Köhler of Germany teams with Klaus Bonsack to take out the doubles in Grenoble
  • 1973 15th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins his 4th Great American Race by more than 2 laps from Bobby Isaac
  • 1977 Test Cricket debuts of Colin Croft & Joel Garner v Pakistan Bridgetown
  • 1978 1st Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona, Hawaii
  • 1979 21st Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins after race leaders Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison collide with each other on final lap; first 500 mile race broadcast from start to finish
  • 1980 Soviet figure skater Irina Rodnina wins her 3rd consecutive Olympic pairs title at Lake Placid; gold medals with husband Alexander Zaitsev (1976, 80) and Alexei Ulanov (1972)
  • 1980 East German cross country skier Barbara Petzold wins first of 2 gold medals at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics in women's 10k; also takes gold as part of 4 x 5k relay team

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1981 20-year-old Edmonton center Wayne Gretzky becomes first player in NHL history to score 5 career hat-tricks before age 21; scores 5 goals and 2 assists in 9-2 Oilers' home win against St. Louis

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1983 Indiana Pacers lose, 121-94 in Milwaukee; begin a 28 NBA game losing streak on the road
  • 1983 Right wing Lanny McDonald becomes the first player in NHL franchise Calgary Flames' history to score 50 goals in a season in a 5-1 loss to Buffalo Sabres
  • 1984 Finnish cross-country skier Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen wins the 20k gold medal at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; sweeps all 3 individual events, also winning 5k and 10k events
  • 1984 East German figure skater Katarina Witt wins first of 2 consecutive women's singles gold medals at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; also wins gold in Calgary (1988)
  • 1984 Finnish ski jumper Matti Nykänen wins first of 4 career Olympic gold medals in the Large Hill individual event at the Sarajevo Winter Games
  • 1986 San Antonio guard Alvin Robertson scores NBA's 2nd quadruple double-20 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists & 10 steals in 120-114 win over Phoenix Suns
  • 1990 32nd Daytona 500: Derrike Cope wins after Dale Earnhardt shreds right rear tyre on last lap

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1991 Edmonton Oiler goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NHL after season-long suspension for substance abuse & shuts out NJ Devils 4-0

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr
  • 1994 Shreveport Pirates join CFL as 4th US team

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1996 First ODI for Kenya national cricket team in Cricket World Cup v India: Sachin Tendulkar scores 127*

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 1996 38th Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett wins his 2nd Great American race ahead of Dale Earnhardt and Ken Schrader
  • 1998 NY Rangers fire head coach Colin Campbell
  • 2001 43rd Daytona 500: Michael Waltrip wins tragic race; last lap crash claims life of Dale Earnhardt, prompting sport to implement new safety procedures

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2004 Greg Maddux signs with the Chicago Cubs, the team he began his career with

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

2007 56th NBA All-Star Game, Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, NV: West beats East, 153-132; MVP: Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers, F

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • 2007 49th Daytona 500: Kevin Harvick wins by 0.02s over Mark Martin in the closest finish since the first race at Daytona in 1959
  • 2014 Netherlands sweeps the medals in the men's 1,000m speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Jorrit Bergsma wins gold ahead of team mates Sven Kramer and Bob de Jong

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

2018 NBA All Star Game, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: Team LeBron beats Team Curry, 148-145; MVP: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, F

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • 2018 Frenchman Martin Fourcade wins his 2nd of 3 gold medals at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the 15k mass start biathlon; also wins men's 12.5k pursuit & mixed relay
  • 2018 60th Daytona 500: Austin Dillon wins after multi-car wreck sends race into overtime (207 laps) ahead of rookie Darrell Wallace Jr
  • 2018 After taking out the men's combined gold medal, Austrian alpine skier Marcel Hirscher wins the giant slalom at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
  • 2019 American snowboarder David Wise wins first of 2 consecutive Olympic halfpipe gold medals in Sochi; wins again in Pyeongchang (2018)
  • 2019 NHL hockey team Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon agrees to invest $250 million into the Alliance of American Football; named new chairman of the AAF