Events in Sport on February 22

  • 1860 Organized baseball played in San Fracsco for 1st time
  • 1888 John Reid of Scotland demonstrates golf to Americans (Yonkers NY)
  • 1892 Manitoba Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1893 1st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 32-22 in Birmingham
  • 1927 ARC soccer team forms in Alphen on the Rhine
  • 1956 1st English soccer match at Kunstlicht: Portsmouth vs Newcastle United
  • 1957 Jockey Ted Atkinson, 3,500th win
  • 1957 Walter O'Malley says Dodgers may play 10 exhibitions in California in 1958
  • 1958 Australian swimmer Jon Konrads sets 6 world records in 2 days
  • 1959 1st Daytona 500: Lee Petty wins (135.521 MPH)

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1962 Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1967 Sling-shot goal post & 6' wide border around field are standard in NFL
  • 1969 Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st female jockey to win at a major US track

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1976 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 USA beats USSR in Olympic hockey 4-3, referred to as "Miracle on Ice". USA captain Mike Eruzione scores winning goal in 3rd period

Ice Hockey Player Mike Eruzione
Ice Hockey Player
Mike Eruzione
  • 1981 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic
  • 1983 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 1500m free style swimming record
  • 1984 Brothers Anton & Peter Stastny score 8 pts each for NHL Quebec
  • 1990 1st day India v NZ cricket at Auckland NZ 5-78 at lunch, 9-387 stumps

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Test Cricket debut of Sanath Jayasuriya, vs NZ at Hamilton

  • 1992 Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Open Golf Tournament
  • 1997 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open
  • 1998 18th Winter Olympic games close at Nagano Japan