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)
  • 1888 “Father of American Golf” John Reid 1st demonstrates golf on a Yonkers cow pasture to friends
  • 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
  • 1970 12th Daytona 500: Pete Hamilton wins (149.601 MPH)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1976 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1979 Billy Martin named manager of Oakland A's

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
  • 2015 57th Daytona 500: Joey Logano wins (148.379 MPH)