Events in Sport on February 21

  • 1931 Chicago White Sox & NY Giants play 1st exhibition night game
  • 1948 NASCAR is incorporated.
  • 1952 Dick Button performs 1st figure skating triple jump in competition
  • 1953 Longest collegiate basketball game (6 OTs) Niagara beats Siena 88-81
  • 1957 Dodgers (Fort Worth) & Cubs (LA) "trade" minor league franchises
  • 1960 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open
  • 1968 Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000

AgreementContract of Interest

1969 Ted Williams signs 5-year contract to manage Washington Senators

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1971 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sears Women's World Golf Classic
  • 1973 Chicago Black Hawks, record 262nd NHL game without being shut-out
  • 1979 2 Iowa girls HS basketball teams play 4 scoreless quarters game was won 4-2 in 4th overtime period
  • 1980 Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 1500m in 1:55.44
  • 1980 Hanni Wenzel is 1st Liechtensteiner to win Olympic gold, for the giant slalom
  • 1983 NBA San Diego Clippers begin a 29 game road losing streak
  • 1985 Largest NBA crowd to date 44,970 (Atlanta at Detroit)

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1985 Tim Raines is awarded a $12 million salary for 1985 by arbitrator

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Tennis star Jimmy Connors fined $20,000 & suspended for 10 weeks

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1989 Pete Rose meets with Commissioner Ueberroth to discuss his gambling

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1992 Kristi Yamaguchi of US wins Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating
  • 1993 43rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 135-132 (OT) at Salt Lake City
  • 1993 Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.15 m)
  • 1995 CFL's Sacramento Gold Miners become San Antonio Texans
  • 2016 58th Daytona 500: Denny Hamlin wins closest finish in race history - by just one-hundredth of a second from Martin Truex Jr
  • 2018 Winter Olympics: Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall become the first Americans in history to win a cross country gold medal (team sprint)