Events in Sport on February 7

  • 1884 Canadian Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1903 VVV '03 soccer club is established in the Dutch southeastern city of Venlo

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1908 Connie Mack sells hurler Rube Waddell to St Louis Browns for $5,000

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack

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1914 Charlie Chaplin debuts silent film "The Tramp" in "Kid Auto Races at Venice"

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 1942 1st indoor 15' pole vault (Cornelius Warmerdam 15' 3/8")

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1949 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000 a year baseball player for the New York Yankees

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1958 Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc
  • 1959 Dorothy Rigney sells White Sox to Bill Veeck for a reported $27M

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1962 Sam Snead wins LPGA Royal Poinciano Plaza Golf Invitational

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 1969 Diane Crump becomes 1st woman jockey at a major US racetrack (Hialeah)
  • 1973 1st time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • 1975 NBA New Orleans Jazz end a 28 game road losing streak

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1976 Darryl Sittler, Toronto, sets NHL record with 10 points in a game

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • 1985 NY Devil Don Lever becomes 57th NHLer to score 300 goals
  • 1987 Dennis Conner & Stars & Stripes bring the America's Cup back to US
  • 1988 38th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 138-133 at Chicago
  • 1988 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 15-6
  • 1989 40th NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 9-5 at Edmonton

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1989 Tennis superstar Björn Borg apparently attempts suicide in Milan

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1991 Bob Knight, Larry O'Brien, Tiny Archibald, Dave Cowens, Harry Gallatin & Larry Fleisher elected to NBA Hall of Fame

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens

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1992 Mike Tyson testifies in his rape trial

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1993 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 23-20
  • 1993 Tammie Green wins LPGA Healthsouth Palm Beach Golf Classic

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1995 Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Graham Gooch & Mike Gatting

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • 1998 18th Winter Olympic games open at Nagano, Japan
  • 1998 NHL's Dallas Stars retire Neal Broten's #7
  • 2005 Britain's Ellen MacArthur becomes the fastest person to sail solo around the world taking 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes 33 seconds
  • 2010 Super Bowl XLIV; New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 to win their first super bowl.
  • 2014 22nd Winter Olympic Games open at Sochi, Russia