Events in Sport on February 3

  • 1876 Albert Spalding with $800 starts sporting goods co, manufacturing 1st official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball, & football
  • 1894 1st US steel sailing vessel, Dirigo, launched at Bath, Maine

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1937 Don Bradman scores 212 (in 441 minutes!) in 5th cricket test v England

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1942 Baseball owners agree to permit each club up to 14 night games in 1942
  • 1947 Bradman bowled by Alec Bedser for a duck in 4th Test Cricket
  • 1951 Largest purse to date in horse racing, $144,323, won by Great Circle
  • 1956 Toni Sailor becomes 1st Olympic skier to sweep 3 alpine events
  • 1962 John Uelses pole vaults record 489 cm
  • 1965 Braves offer Milwaukee $500,000 to terminate their lease a year earlier, the proposal is turned down
  • 1972 11th Winter Olympic games opens in Sapporo, Japan (1st in Asia)
  • 1976 26th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-109 at Philadelphia
  • 1979 Minnesota Twins trade Rod Carew to California for 4 players

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1980 Larry Holmes TKOs Lorenzo Holmes in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1980 30th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 144-136 (OT) at Landover, Maryland
  • 1981 Australia beats NZ 3-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • 1987 SD Yacht Club celebrates return of America's Cup
  • 1989 Baseball's National League announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will its 1st African American President
  • 1989 Start 1st Test Cricket, NZ v Pak, washed out

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1990 Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Smither Center for Alcohol rehabilitation

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 1990 Jockey Billy Shoemaker (58), retires after 40,350 horse race

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1991 Meg Mallon wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • 1991 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 23-21
  • 1993 Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott suspended for 1 year due to racist comments

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1998 Florida Panther Dino Ciccarelli is 9th NHLer to score 600 career goals

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • 1998 NY Yankees replace general manager Bob Watson with Brian Cashman

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2002 Super Bowl XXXVI: New England Patriots beat St. Louis Rams, 20-17 at the Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • 2008 Super Bowl XLII: New York Giants beat New England Patriots, 17-14 at the University of Phoenix Stadium MVP: Eli Manning, New York, QB
  • 2013 Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore Ravens beat San Francisco 49ers, 34-31 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome MVP: Joe Flacco, Baltimore, QB