Events in Sport on February 19

  • 1928 2nd Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
  • 1942 NY Yankees annouce 5,000 uniformed soldiers admitted free at each of their upcoming home games
  • 1946 Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is 1st major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the "outlaw" Mexican League
  • 1956 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
  • 1961 Henk van der Grift (Neth) becomes world champ all-round skater
  • 1965 NFL adds 6th official - the line judge
  • 1967 Stien Kaiser becomes world champion lady's skater
  • 1977 A's sell pitcher Paul Lindblad to the Rangers for $400,000
  • 1980 Botham a century & 13 wickets in Jubilee Test Cricket at Bombay
  • 1980 Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 1000m in 1:15.18
  • 1983 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 400 m free style swimming record
  • 1984 14th winter Olympic games close at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • 1984 1st brother combo to win Gold & Silver in same event at Olympics (Phil & Steve Mahre-Slalom)
  • 1987 Less than a month after re-signing, A's pitcher Vida Blue retires
  • 1994 Marta Figueras-Dotti wins Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
  • 1998 US hockey team destroys their rooms at Olympic village in Japan
  • 2006 55th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 122-120 at Houston