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SPORTS HISTORIC FACTS


Events in Sport on 14th February


1906 - Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS) for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1906)
1933 - Yank refuses to release Babe Ruth so he can manage the Cin Reds
1934 - 1st collegiate basketball doubleheader (Madison Square Garden)
1940 - NFL Pro Bowl: Chi Bears beats NFL All-Stars 28-14
1957 - Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 50-14 in NFL Championship game
1958 - Balt Colts beat NY Giants 23-17 in NFL Championship game
1963 - 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
1965 - CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year
1965 - 54th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Sydney (4-1)
1968 - Balt Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL Championship game
1968 - NY Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23 in AFL championship game
1969 - NY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball & challenge the reserve clause
1972 - Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson & Max Walker v Pakistan at MCG
1978 - Test Cricket debut of Allan Robert Border, v England at the MCG
1979 - Red Army beats NY Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
1983 - Gavaskar makes the highest Test Cricket score by an Indian, 236* v WI
1983 - Graeme Yallop completes 268 v Pakistan at cricket MCG
1988 - Soviet Red Army Team edges NY Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
1989 - Wayne Gretzky & Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP

Events in Sport on 15th February


1896 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-5
1907 - Abraham Mills' commission declares Abner Doubleday invented baseball
1908 - Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set
1911 - Crickets S F Barnes takes 5-6 in 1st 11 overs v Aust at MCG
1926 - Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substaniated)
1932 - Bradman out for a duck v England at cricket MCG
1939 - Bradman scores 267 SA v Vic, world record 34th double cricket century
1943 - Phillies trade Babe Dahlgren to Pitts for Babe Phelps & cash
1947 - 36th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
1956 - NY Giants beat Chicago Bears 47-7 in NFL Championship game
1957 - New York Giants win NFL Championship
1962 - Green Bay Packers beat NY Giants 16-7 in NFL Championship game
1963 - Green Bay Packers win NFL Championship
1971 - Long Island NHL franchise purchased (NY Islanders)
1973 - Miami Dolphins beat Oakland Raiders 27-10 in AFC Championship game
1973 - Minnesota Vikings beat Dallas Cowboys 27-10 in NFC championship game
1981 - Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season
1982 - England defeat Australia by three runs at cricket MCG


Events in Sport on 16th February

1914 - Colonel Jacob Ruppert & Cap Huston purchase NY Yankees for $460,000
1918 - Kid Gleason replaces Pants Rowland as White Sox manager
1920 - Roy Park makes 1st-ball duck in only Test Cricket inn, v Eng at MCG
1945 - Bradman scores 112, his 1st post-War century, SA v Aust Services
1950 - Jockeys W Shoemaker & Joe Culmone set record of 388 wins in a year
1952 - 41st Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (4-1)
1953 - 42nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)
1958 - 47th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Brisbane (3-2)
1958 - Willie Shoemaker 1st jockey to win national riding championship 4X
1961 - Green Bay Packers shutout NY Giants 37-0 in NFL Championship game
1962 - American Basketball League announces suspension of operation
1963 - Chicago Bears win NFL Championship
1966 - Test Cricket debut of Bishen Singh Bedi, India v WI Calcutta, 2-92
1967 - 1st NBA game at Great Western Forum, LA Lakers beat Houston 147-118
1967 - Oakland Raiders beat Houston Oilers 40-7 in AFL championship game
1967 - "The Ice Bowl", Packers beat Cowboys 21-17 in NFL championship game (-13F)
1968 - NY Jets win AFL championship
1970 - Would have been start of Aust/Eng Test Cricket at MCG, washed out
1972 - Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7 in AFC Championship game
1972 - Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 26-3 in NFC championship game
1973 - 61st Australian Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats O Parun (63 67 75 61)
1973 - Johan Cruyff chosen European soccer Player of year
1974 - NY Yankees sign Jim "Catfish" Hunter for 5 yrs for a record $3.75 million
1980 - NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Chicago Black Hawks
1984 - Test Cricket debut of Mohammad Azharuddin, v England at Calcutta
1989 - Jockey Kent Desormeaux sets record with 598 wins in a year
1991 - Daniel R McCarthy elected NY Yankee managing general partner
1991 - J Donald Crump resigned as CFL Commissioner
1995 - Matthew Elliott scores separate cricket century same day for Victoria
1997 - Marv Levy, retires as coach of Buffalo Bills

Events in Sport on 17th February

1838 - 1st official horse race in South Australia-Adelaide
1909 - Robert Fowler runs then world record marathon (2:52:45.4)
1927 - Dodgers announce release of future Hall of Fame Zack Wheat
1935 - 1st Sugar Bowl & 1st Orange Bowl
1948 - Bradman scores 132 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test v India
1954 - Rose & Cotton Bowl are 1st sport colorcasts
1967 - CRU becomes the CAFA & turns over the Grey Cup trophy to the CFL
1967 - Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys 34-27 in NFL championship game
1967 - KC Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills 31-7 in AFL championship game
1969 - Jack Kent Cooke, owner of NHL's LA Kings, fines each player $100 for "NOT" arguing with the referee
1970 - Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League
1973 - 47th Australian Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Goolagong (64 75)
1980 - 54th Australian Womens Tennis: Barbara Jordan beats S Walsh (63 63)
1980 - Alabama beats Arkansas in Sugar Bowl for college football championship
1981 - Georgia beats Notre Dame in Sugar Bowl for College Football title
1982 - Clemson wins the Orange Bowl for College Football championship
1983 - PGA inaugurates all-exempt tour
1983 - Penn State beats Georgia in Sugar Bowl for college football title
1986 - Oklahoma wins Orange Bowl for College Football championship
1988 - Czech born tennis star Hana Mandikova becomes an Australian Citizen
1988 - Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship
1990 - Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV
2010 - Suicide car bomb detonates at a Volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100

Events in Sport on 18th February

1879 - Northwestern League (minor baseball league) organized, Rockford, Ill
1911 - Bkln Dodgers pres Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000
1918 - Dodgers trade Casey Stengel & Cutshaw to Pitts for Grimes & Mamaux
1918 - NHL Montreal Wanderers disband after Westmount arena burns down
1933 - Bradman scores 103* against the Bodyline attack in the 2nd Test
1934 - Bradman scores 253 NSW v Queensland, 204 mins, 29 fours 4 sixes
1936 - Bradman scores 357 for SA v Vic, 424 minutes, 40 fours
1939 - Bradman scores 107 SA v Victoria, his 4th consecutive century
1945 - Kentucky begins 130 home basketball game win streak, ends in 1955
1953 - NBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak
1965 - NY Jets sign quarterback Joe Namath
1966 - Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 23-12 in NFL Championship game
1969 - "Soviet Sport" calls Emile Zatopek a public enemy
1971 - A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66
1972 - Dallas Cowboys beat SF '49ers 14-3 in NFC Championship game
1972 - Miami Dolphins beat Balt Colts 21-0 in AFC championship game
1977 - Bowie Kuhn suspends Braves owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing
1980 - 68th Australian Men Tennis: Guillermo Vilas beat John Sadri (76 63 62)
1982 - 70th Australian Mens Tennis: Johan Kriek beats S Denton (62 76 67 64)
1984 - Darryl Cullinan, 16, scores his 1st first-class cricket century
1984 - Miami beats Nebraska in Orange Bowl for college football championship
1985 - Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score
1985 - Undefeated BYU becomes college football champions
1986 - NY Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal
1987 - Penn State upsets Miami in Fiesta Bowl for College Football champ
1989 - Notre Dame beats West Virginia for College Football championship

Events in Sport on 19th Febraury

1912 - 10th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Christchurch (5-0)
1929 - Bradman scores 112 v England at MCG - his 1st Test century
1931 - Nels Stewart of Montreal Maroons scores 2 goals in 4 sec (record)
1948 - Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) v India MCG
1971 - Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17 in AFC Championship game
1971 - Dallas Cowboys beat SF '49ers 17-10 in NFC championship game
1974 - NY Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager
1981 - 55th Australian Womens Tennis: H Mandlikova beats W Turnbull (60 75)
1981 - Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 34, Austin Carr
1983 - Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota
1991 - LA King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal against NY Islanders
1992 - Boon completes 11 Test Cricket century, 129* v India at Sydney

Events in Sport on 20th February

1883 - Ontario Rugby Football Union (forerunner of CFL) forms
1887 - Thomas Stevens is 1st man to bicycle around the world (SF-SF)
1904 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Winnipeg Rowing Club, 2 games to 1
1920 - 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes
1932 - Bradman scores 167 for Australia v South Africa at the MCG
1942 - NFL Pro Bowl: Chi Bears beats NFL All-Stars 35-24
1957 - Dodgers buy 44 passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000
1970 - KC Chiefs beat Oakland Raiders 17-7 in AFC Championship game
1970 - Minnesota Vikings beat Cleveland Browns 27-7 in NFC championship game
1975 - Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
1977 - Mary Shane hired by Chicago White Sox as 1st woman TV play-by-play
1981 - 69th Australian Mens Tennis: B Teacher beats Kim Warwick (75 76 63)
1984 - Edmonton beats Minnesota 12-8 highest-scoring modern NHL game
1986 - NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots

 

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