Events in Sport on February 9

  • 1895 1st intercollegiate basketball game (Minn Agricult beats Hamline, 9-3)
  • 1895 Volleyball invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts
  • 1900 Dwight Davis establishes a new tennis trophy, the Davis Cup
  • 1912 US Tennis Association amends rule taking bye away from defending champion
  • 1916 NL votes down a proposal by Giants, Braves, & Cubs to increase club player limit from 21 to 22 (The Reds want to decrease to 20)
  • 1920 Joint Rules Com bans foreign substances & alterations to baseballs
  • 1932 USA enters Olympic 2-man bobsled competition for 1st time

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1940 Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1942 Philadelphia "Phillies" change nickname (temporarily) to "Phils"
  • 1943 NL seeks buyer for Phillies as owner Gerry Nugent falls in arrears
  • 1951 St Louis Browns sign pitcher Satchel Paige, 45
  • 1960 AFL & NFL agree verbally to a no tampering pact
  • 1964 9th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1971 Satchel Paige becomes 1st negro-league player elected to baseball hall of fame
  • 1975 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic
  • 1976 Oscar Charleston selected to baseball's Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 Rick Barry, Houston, is 1st in NBA to score 8 3-pointers in a game

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry
  • 1982 34th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-2 at Washington
  • 1986 36th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 139-132 at Dallas
  • 1986 Marvin Johnson wins record 3rd time, light heavyweight boxing title

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1986 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1986 West German team swims world record 4x200 m freestyle (7:05.17)
  • 1988 39th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-5 (OT) at St Louis
  • 1988 NH begins a NCAA record 32-game losing streak at home (ends Feb 1991)
  • 1989 Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games
  • 1992 42nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 153-113 at Orlando
  • 1992 Heike Henkel high jumps female indoor world record (2.07m)
  • 1992 Jani Sievinen swims world record 400m medley (4:07.10)
  • 1992 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Phar-Mor Golf Tournament at Hamlin Inverrary
  • 1997 47th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-120 at Cleveland

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1997 Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins
  • 1997 Mark O'Meara wins Buick golf invitational
  • 2002 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 38-30
  • 2003 52nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 155-145 (2 OT) at Atlanta

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2006 Al Michaels joins NBC's "Sunday Night Football" broadcast with John Madden

American Television Sportscaster Al Michaels
American Television Sportscaster
Al Michaels
Football Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
Football Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 2016 Super Bowl L: Denver Broncos defeat Carolina Panthers 24–10, at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara. Beyoncé, Coldplay and Bruno Mars perform the halftime show.