Events in Sport on February 5

  • 1942 Braves get Tommy Holmes from Yanks for Buddy Hassett and Gene Moore
  • 1945 Big Racket becomes fastest race horse at 69t.6 kph (440 yd/20.8 s)
  • 1948 Dick Button becomes 1st US figure skating Olympic champion
  • 1948 Gretchen Fraser becomes 1st US woman Olympic slalom champion
  • 1949 Huaso sets official world equestrian high-jump record, 2.47 m, Chic
  • 1956 7th Winter Olympic games close at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1956 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Havana Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1956 NY Mayor Robert Wagner & Bkln Boro President Frank Cashmore sponsor a bill to create a $30M Brooklyn Sports Center Authority to build
  • 1958 Test Cricket debut of Lance Gibbs, WI v Pakistan, Port-of-Spain
  • 1959 Australia regain the Ashes with a 10 wicket victory at Adelaide
  • 1968 Skater Kees Verkerk wins olympic gold in the 1500m
  • 1969 Vince Lombardi, becomes part owner, VP, GM and head coach of Redskins
  • 1970 1st Test Cricket ton of Barry Richards, 126, 164 balls, 20 fours 1 six
  • 1970 Test Cricket debut of John Traicos, South Africa v Australia, Durban
  • 1972 Bob Douglas is 1st African American elected to Basketball Hall of Fame
  • 1974 Mats Wermelin, Sweden, scores all points in 272-0 basketball win
  • 1976 Last day of Test Cricket for Lance Gibbs & Ian Redpath
  • 1978 Fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded
  • 1978 28th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 133-125 at Atlanta
  • 1980 32nd NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-3 at Detroit
  • 1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabar becomes 1st NBA player to score 38,000 points
  • 1991 LA King Dave Taylor becomes 29th NHler to score 1000 points

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1991 Howard Stern kisses NY Giant Leonard Marshall's ass over bet, Stern lost claiming the Giants would lose the Superbowl

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1992 Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Dilip Vengsarkar
  • 1992 Mike Whitney career-best 7-27 at WACA in Test Cricket win v India
  • 1995 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 41-13

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1997 O.J. Simpson found liable in the deaths of Ron Goldman and Nicole Simpson in a civil court action

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1998 Author Tom Clancy confirms he signed agreement to purchase Minnesota Vikings for slightly more than $200 million, an NFL franchise record
  • 2006 Super Bowl XL: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Seattle Seahawks, 21-10 at the Ford Field MVP: Hines Ward, Pittsburgh, WR

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2011 Ed Sabol, co-founder of NFL Films, elected for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Ed Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Ed Sabol
  • 2012 Super Bowl XLVI: New York Giants beat New England Patriots, 21-17 at the Lucas Oil Stadium MVP: Eli Manning, New York, QB

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012 Flavor Flav and Elton John appear in a Pepsi Co. ad during Super Bowl XLVI

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 2017 Super Bowl LI: New England Patriots defeat Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in a great comeback in extra time at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas