Events in Sport on February 4

  • 1903 Stanley Cup: Montreal AAA beat Winn Victorias, 2 games to 1 & 1 tie
  • 1924 1st Winter Olympic games close at Chamonix, France
  • 1929 Archie Jackson scores 164 in Test Cricket debut v England at Adelaide
  • 1931 National League adopts a deader baseball
  • 1932 3rd Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, NY

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1952 1st African American executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1958 MLB Hall of Fame fails to elect anyone for 1st time since 1950
  • 1962 Russian newspaper Izvestia reports baseball is an old Russian game
  • 1968 Bowie Kuhn replaces William Eckert as 5th commissioner of baseball

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1969 John Madden is named head coach of NFL's Oakland Raiders

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 1971 Baseball announces a special hall of fame wing for blacks
  • 1973 Islanders & Sabres had a penalty free game
  • 1976 12th Winter Olympic games opens in Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1977 30th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-3 at Vancouver
  • 1979 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
  • 1979 29th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 134-129 at Pontiac, Michigan

  • 1986 38th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-3 (OT) at Hartford
  • 1987 Stars & Stripes beats Australia's Kookaburra 3, sweeps America's Cup
  • 1987 Sacramento Kings score only 4 points 1st quarter against Lakers; fewest in a period since introduction of 24 second shot-clock in 1954
  • 1989 Australian cricketer Dean Jones scores 216 v WI at the Adelaide Oval
  • 1990 Anders Holmertz swims world record 400 m freestyle (3:40.81)
  • 1990 Lyudmila Narozhi-Lenko runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.69)
  • 1990 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-21

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1990 Pat Bradley wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

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1990 Richard Hadlee takes his 400th Test Cricket wicket (Sanjay Manjrekar)

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Richard Hadlee
  • 1990 St Petersburg Pelicans beat West Palm Beach Tropics 12-4 to win 1st Senior Professional Baseball Association Championship

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1991 Baseball's Hall of Fame board of directors vote 12-0 to bar Pete Rose, due to his betting on games while a player and manager

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1991 Batsmen Martin Crowe and Andrew Jones make a world record 467 run stand for New Zealand v Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve in Wellington

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Martin Crowe
  • 1995 Australian cricketer Dean Jones completes 324* for Victoria v South Australia
  • 1995 Zimbabwe's 1st Test Cricket victory, over Pakistan by an inning
  • 1996 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-13

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1997 Mario Lemieux is 7th NHL player to score 600 goals

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • 2001 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 38-17
  • 2001 51st NHL All-Star Game: North America beats World 14-12 at Denver, Colorado

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2007 Super Bowl XLI: Indianapolis Colts beat Chicago Bears, 29-17 at the Dolphin Stadium MVP: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, QB

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • 2013 Europol announces it will investigate over 680 football matches alleged to involve match fixing
  • 2018 Super Bowl LII: Philadelphia Eagles defeat New England Patriots 41-33 for their first Super Bowl victory at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis