Events in Sport on February 2

  • 1876 Baseball's National League forms with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, St Louis
  • 1892 Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe & Frank Crosby
  • 1926 19th Women's Australasian Championships: Daphne Akhurst Cozens beats Esna Boyd Robertson (6-1, 6-3)
  • 1926 19th Men's Australasian Championships: John Hawkes beats James Willard (6-1, 6-3, 6-1)
  • 1943 Cubs return to original uniform after experimenting with a vest
  • 1944 Baseball meets in NYC to discuss postwar action

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1949 Golfing champ Ben Hogan seriously injured in an auto accident

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 1954 Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 113 pts in basketball game

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1959 Vince Lombardi signs a 5 year contract to coach Green Bay Packers

NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi
  • 1962 1st pole vault over 16' (4.88m) (John Uelses-16', Melrose Games)
  • 1964 Sjoukje Dijkstra (Neth) wins Olympic gold for figure skating

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1964 Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame - Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, & Miller Huggins

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • 1967 Formation of American Basketball Association is announced
  • 1969 Stan Coveleski & Waite Hoyt are voted into baseball Hall of Fame

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1970 Pete Maravich becomes 1st to score 3,000 college basketball points

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich
  • 1973 Test Cricket debut of Richard John Hadlee, NZ v Pakistan, Wellington

  • 1974 Smallest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Golden State-1,641)
  • 1976 Roger Connor, Fred Lindstrom & umpire Cal Hubbard elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1977 Toronto's Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL REcord for a defenseman
  • 1986 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
  • 1986 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 28-24
  • 1987 KC Royal pitcher Dennis Leonard (3X 20 game winner), retires
  • 1988 David Boon's 6th Test Cricket century, 184* v England at Sydney
  • 1992 Colleen Walker wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1992 David Boon's 13 Test Cricket century, 107 v India at Perth
  • 1992 Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m freestyle (14:32.40)
  • 1992 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 21-15
  • 1995 Henry Olonga no-balled for throwing in Zimbabwe-Pakistan Test Cricket
  • 1997 Mark O'Meara wins Pebble Beach National Golf Pro-am
  • 1997 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 26-23 (OT)

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1997 Scotty Bowman becomes first coach in NHL history to win 1,000 games

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • 2002 52nd NHL All-Star Game: World beats North America 8-5 at Los Angeles, California
  • 2003 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 45-23
  • 2003 53rd NHL All-Star Game: West beats East 6-5 at Sunrise, Florida
  • 2012 NHL player Sam Gagner becomes the first player to scores eight points in one game for the Edmonton Oilers against the Chicago Blackhawks since 1989
  • 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII: Seattle Seahawks defeat Denver Broncos 42-8, most viewed television event in the United States with over 111 million viewers