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  1. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    Gandhi assassinated
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic. Born the son of an Indian official in 1869, Gandhi's Vaishnava mother was deeply religious and early on exposed her son to Jainism, a morally rigorous ... read more »
    Maryland finally ratifies Articles of Confederation »
    Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed »
    King Charles I executed for treason »
    "Bloody Sunday" in Northern Ireland »
    Mazda car company founded »
    Dan Jansen skates world-record 500 meters »
    "The Lone Ranger" debuts on Detroit radio »
    Tet Offensive shakes Cold War confidence »
    Andrew Jackson narrowly escapes assassination »
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt is born »
    Adolf Hitler is named chancellor of Germany »
  2. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    Truman announces development of H-bomb
    U.S. President Harry S. Truman publicly announces his decision to support the development of the hydrogen bomb, a weapon theorized to be hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II. Five months earlier, the United States had lost its nuclear supremacy w... read more »
    House passes the 13th Amendment »
    First McDonald's opens in Soviet Union »
    The McMartin Preschool trials »
    Guy Fawkes jumps to his death »
    Apollo 14 departs for the moon »
    Doug Williams leads Redskins to Super Bowl victory »
    Viet Cong attack U.S. Embassy »
    Germans unleash U-boats »
    D-Day is called off and postponed until June »
    Pvt. Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion »
  3. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1901 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Winnipeg Victorias edge Montreal Shamrocks, 2-1 to sweep challenge series, 2-0
    1920 Quebec Bulldogs center Joe Malone sets NHL record with 7 goals in a 10-6 win against Toronto St. Patricks at the Quebec Arena
    1923 Montreal Canadiens beat Hamilton Tigers, 5-4 at the Mount Royal Arena, Montreal; first penalty-free game played in NHL history
    1924 Herma Szabo of Austria wins the ladies figure skating gold medal at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; only women's event at the Games
    1924 Austrians Helene Engelmann & Alfred Berger win the pairs skating gold medal at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; beat Finnish pair Ludowika Jakobsson & Walter Jakobsson by just 0.39 points
    1925 Australasian Championships Women's Tennis, Sydney: Daphne Akhurst wins 1st of 5 home titles; beats fellow Australian Esna Boyd 1-6, 8-6, 6-4
    1925 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Sydney: James Anderson of Australia wins 2nd straight Australasian crown; beats countryman Gerald Patterson 11-9, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
    1931 NHL's Quebec Bulldogs' Joe Malone scores a record 7 goals
    1938 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: American Dorothy Cheney wins her only Grand Slam singles title; beats Dorothy Stevenson of Australia 6-3, 6-2
    1938 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: American Don Budge wins the 1st-leg of his Grand Slam; beats John Bromwich of Australia 6-4, 6-2, 6-1
    1941 Joe Louis KOs Red Burman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
    1948 An unprecedented 3-way tie for the silver medal in the 500m speed skating at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Americans Robert Fitzgerald & Ken Bartholomew, and Thomas Byberg of Norway are equal on 43.2s; Finn Helgesen of Norway wins gold, 43.1s
    1948 Sweden sweeps the medals in the 18km cross country event at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Martin Lundström takes gold ahead of countrymen Nils Östensson and Gunnar Eriksson
    1948 Swiss pair Felix Endrich & Friedrich Waller beat countrymen Fritz Feierabend & Paul Eberhard to win the 2-man bobsleigh gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; silver medallist Feierabend is team coach
    1949 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: American Doris Hart beats Nancye Wynne Bolton 6-3, 6-4 for the first of her 6 Grand Slam singles titles
    1949 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Frank Sedgman wins 1st of 2 straight Australian titles; beats fellow Australian John Bromwich 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
    1951 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Nancye Wynne Bolton beats Thelma Coyne Long 6-1, 7-5 for her 6th and last Australian singles crown
    1951 Australian Championships: American Dick Savitt wins his only Australian title; beats Ken McGregor of Australia 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
    1952 Harry Heilmann & Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1955 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Beryl Penrose wins her only Australian singles title; beats Thelma Coyne Long 6-4, 6-3
    1955 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Ken Rosewall wins his 2nd Australian title; beats Lew Hoad 9-7, 6-4, 6-4
    1956 Austrian skier Toni Sailer wins the slalom at the Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Olympics for his 2nd gold medal of the Games; sweeps all 3 alpine skiing events
    1958 "Jackpot Bowling" premieres on NBC with Leo Durocher as host
    1965 Pud Galvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
    1966 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith wins her 7th consecutive Australian singles title; beats American Nancy Richey in a walkover, Richey injured
    1966 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson makes it 4 straight Australian titles; beats American Arthur Ashe 6-4, 6-8, 6-2, 6-3
    1971 Special Veterans Committee adds 6 former players and 1 executive to the Baseball Hall of Fame: Dave Bancroft, Jake Beckley, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Joe Kelley, Rube Marquard and George Weiss
    1971 Dave Bancroft & George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame
    1977 Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, & Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame
    1982 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 16-13; MVPs: Co-MVPs: Kellen Winslow, San Diego Chargers, TE; Lee Roy Selmon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, DE
    1982 32nd NBA All-Star Game, Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ: East beats West, 120-118; Larry Bird, Boston Celtics, F
    1984 36th NHL All-Star Game, Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford: Wales Conference beats Campbell Conference, 7-6; MVP: Don Maloney, NY Rangers, LW
    1988 Super Bowl XXII, Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, CA: Washington Redskins beat Denver Broncos, 42-10; MVP: Doug Williams, Washington, QB
    1990 1st ever all-sports daily "National" begins publishing
    1991 Denver Nuggets Michael Adams becomes shortest NBAer to get a triple-double
    1993 Super Bowl XXVII, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 52-17; MVP: Troy Aikman, Dallas, QB
    1993 Australian Open Men's Tennis: American Jim Courier retains title; repeats previous year's win over Stefan Edberg 6-2, 6-1, 2-6, 7-5
    1997 San Antonio forward Dominique Wilkins scores 27 points in the Spurs' 97-95 loss to Minnesota; gives him 26,009 career points; only the 6th NBA player to reach the 26k milestone
    1998 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Switzerland's Martina Hingis retains her title; beats Conchita Martinez of Spain 6-3, 6-3 for 5th Grand Slam title
    1999 Super Bowl XXXIII, Pro Player Stadium, Miami, FL: Denver Broncos beat Atlanta Falcons, 34-19; MVP: John Elway, Denver, QB
    1999 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Yevgeny Kafelnikov becomes first Russian, male or female, to win an Australian title; beats Thomas Enqvist of Sweden 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-6
    2000 A fight between Ray Lewis and his companions and another group of people results in the stabbing deaths of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar, resulting in the indictment of Lewis 11 days on murder and aggravated-assault charges
    2004 Australian Open Women's Tennis: In an all-Belgian final, Justine Henin-Hardenne beats Kim Clijsters 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to win her only Australian title
    2009 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins 10th Grand Slam singles title; outclasses Dinara Safina of Russia 6-0, 6-3
    2010 NFL Pro Bowl, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens: AFC beats NFC, 41-34; MVP: Matt Schaub, Houston Texans, QB
    2010 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer outclasses Scotsman Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 for his 4th Australian title
    2015 17 year old Lydia Ko of New Zealand becomes the youngest golfer in men's or women's golf history to be ranked No. 1 in the world
    Golfer Lydia Ko
    2015 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins 19th career Grand Slam singles title; beats arch rival Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-3, 7-6
    2015 Atlanta Hawks set a new NBA monthly win record as they move to 17-0 for January, with a 91-85 win against the Philadelphia 76ers
    2016 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković retains Championship for his record-equaling 6th Australian title; beats Andy Murray 6-1, 7-5, 7-6
    2016 61st NHL All Star Games, Bridgestone Centre, Nashville, TN: Pacific Division All Stars win four-team 3-on-3 tournament; MVP: John Scott, San Jose, LW
    2016 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: Team Irvin beats Team Rice, 49-27; MVPs: Russell Wilson, Seattle, QB; Michael Bennett, Seattle, DE
    2018 Houston guard James Harden becomes first player in NBA history to log a 60-point triple-double with 60 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists, 4 steals and a block in Rockets' 114-107 win over Orlando Magic
    2019 Blockbuster NBA trade: NY Knicks send Kristaps Porziņģis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee & Trey Burke to Dallas Mavericks for Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews & 2 future 1st-round picks

    1865 Henri Desgrange, French cyclist and journalist, founder of the Tour-de-France, born in Paris, France (d. 1940)
    1908 Simonne Mathieu, French tennis player (French C'ships 1938-39; 11 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France (d. 1980)
    1913 Don Hutson, American College, Pro Football Halls of Fame wide receiver (Green Bay Packers), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (d. 1997)
    1913 Wayne Millner, NFL end (Boston/Washington Redskins)
    1914 Jersey Joe Walcott, American heavyweight boxing champion (1951-52), born in Merchantville, New Jersey (d. 1994)
    1916 Frank Parker, American tennis player (4-time Grand Slam winner), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1997)
    1919 Jackie Robinson, 1st African American major league baseball player (Dodgers), born in Cairo, Georgia (d. 1972)
    1920 Bert Williams, English footballer (Wolverhampton, 30 caps), born in Bradley, Staffordshire (d. 2014)
    1925 Micheline Lannoy, Belgian figure skating pairs (Olympic gold 1948), born in Brussels, Belgium
    1930 Joakim Bonnier, Swedish racecar driver (d. 1972)
    1931 Bill Watson, cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman mid-50s)
    1931 Christopher Chataway, British MP/athlete (world record 5k)
    1931 Ernie Banks, American baseball shortstop, 1st baseman and hall of famer known as "Mr Cub" as he played all 19 of his seasons with the Chicago Cubs, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2015)
    1934 Brian Bolus, cricketer (England opening batsman early 60's)
    1941 Len Chappell, American NBA forward (All Star 1964), born in Portage, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
    1947 Nolan Ryan, American baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB no-hit leader [7], strikeout leader [5,714]), born in Refugio, Texas
    1949 Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer & sports journalist, born in Heteren, Netherlands
    1951 Juan de Dios Castillo, Mexican soccer coach (coach Honduras 2011 Copa Centroamericana), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2014)
    1954 Faoud Bacchus, West Indies cricketer (West Indian bat late 70's), born in Georgetown, Guyana
    1955 Virginia Ruzici, Romanian tennis star (1978 French Open champion), born in Campia Turzii, Romania
    1957 Shirley Babashoff, American swimmer (Olympics-6 silver/2 gold-72, 76), born in Whittier, California
    1958 Rafael Santana, Dominican baseball shortstop (NY Mets, NY Yankees), born in La Romana, Dominican Republic
    1959 Kelly Moore, American stock car driver, born in Scarborough, Maine
    1960 Elaine Roque, American beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Santa Monica, California
    1964 Sharon Cain, American team handball player (Olympics 1996), born in San Antonio, Texas
    1965 Adam Johnson, American beach volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
    1965 Bobby Dollas, Canadian ice hockey player (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1965 Kim Clarke, American team handball back court (Olympics 1988, 92, 96), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
    1965 René Trost, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Kerkrade, Netherlands
    1966 Charles Dimry, American football cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs, Philadelphia Eagles), born in San Diego, California
    1966 Jamie Taras, Canadian football player (BC Lions), born in Acton, Ontario
    1968 Doug Pederson, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2017, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Bellingham, Washington
    1968 Michael Sinclair, American football defensive end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Galveston, Texas
    1968 Steve Phoenix, American baseball pitcher (Oakland Athletics), born in Phoenix, Arizona
    1968 Patrick Stevens, Belgian athlete, born in Belgium
    1969 Mathew Pallister, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
    1970 Greg Skrepenak, American football offensive lineman (Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
    1970 Travis Hannah, American football wide receiver (Houston Oilers, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Los Angeles, California
    1970 Minnie Driver, British actress & singer-songwriter (Good Will Hunting, The Riches), born in London, England
    1971 Corey Holliday, American football wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Richmond, Virginia
    1971 Dimitris Markos, Greek footballer, born in Kilkis, Greece
    1972 Marvin Coleman, American basketball player (Calgary Stampeders), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
    1972 Pulu Poumele, American football guard (San Diego Chargers), born in Oceanside, California (d. 2016)
    1972 Reinier Robbemond, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
    1973 Latario Rachal, American football player (Amsterdam Admirals, San Diego Chargers), born in California
    1974 Bob Mulder, Dutch football player (Appingedam, FC Groningen), born in Delfzijl, Netherlands
    1974 Lorenzo Styles, American football linebacker (Atlanta Falcons), born in Sharon, Pennsylvania
    1974 Othella Harrington, American basketball forward (Houston Rockets), born in Jackson, Mississippi
    1974 Pavi Sald, Finnish ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)
    1974 Tory Toogood, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
    1974 Ariel Pestano, Cuban baseball player, born in Cuba
    1975 Kenard Lang, American football defensive end (Washington Redskins), born in Orlando, Florida
    1976 Traianos Dellas, Greek football player, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
    1976 Buddy Rice, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 2004, 24 Hours of Daytona 2009), born in Phoenix, Arizona
    1978 Fabián Caballero, Argentine footballer, born in Misiones Province, Argentina
    1981 Julio Arca, Argentinian football player, born in Quilmes, Argentina
    1982 Yuniesky Betancourt, Cuban baseball shortstop, born in Santa Clara, Cuba
    1982 Andreas Görlitz, German football player, born in Weilheim in Oberbayern, Germany
    1982 Jānis Sprukts, Latvian ice hockey player, born in Riga, Latvia
    1982 Brad Thompson, American baseball pitcher, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
    1983 Tom Vangeneugden, Belgian swimmer, born in Overpelt, Belgium
    1984 Jeremy Wariner, American 400m runner, born in Irving, Texas
    1984 Vernon Davis, American football tight end, born in Washington, D.C.
    1985 Adam Federici, Australian football player, born in Nowra, Australia
    1985 Mario Williams, American football defensive end, born in Richlands, North Carolina
    1986 Yves Makabu-Makalambay, Congolese football goalkeeper, born in Brussels, Belgium

  4. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1905 Dutch soccer club ADO Den Haag forms in The Hague; ADO represents the amateur branch of the club
    1914 Chicago White Sox and New York Giants play a 10-inning, 3-3 tie in Cairo, Egypt in an exhibition MLB game; part of special 56-game world tour
    1919 Brooklyn Robins trade former NL MVP Jake Daubert to Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Tommy Griffith; result of a salary grievance
    1948 Finland goes 1-2 in the Nordic combined event at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Heikki Hasu takes gold ahead of team mate Martti Huhtala
    1948 Johnny Palmer sets a 36-hole PGA Tour scoring record with rounds of 62-64 in the Tucson Open; finishes runner-up by 1 stroke to Skip Alexander who cards tournament record total 264
    1950 Green Bay Packers founder, player and coach Curly Lambeau resigns after 31 seasons and 6 NFL titles to his credit
    1954 Dutch soccer club De Graafschap "The County" forms in Doetinchem, Netherlands
    1954 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Thelma Coyne Long beats Jenny Staley 6-3, 6-4 for the 2nd of her 2 Australian singles titles
    1954 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Mervyn Rose wins his first Grand Slam title; beats fellow Australian Rex Hartwig 6-2, 0-6, 6-4, 6-2
    1955 Hap Day becomes the first man to serve as Toronto Maple Leafs' captain, coach and general manager when he is appointed to run the famous Canadian NHL club
    1956 Hayes Alan Jenkins leads only US sweep of Olympic men's figure skating medals at the Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Games; Ronald Robertson wins silver with bronze to Jenkins' younger brother, David
    1958 Tommy Taylor scores 2 goals and Duncan Edwards 1, in Manchester United's 5-4 win vs Arsenal at Highbury; pair amongst 7 players killed 5 days later when team’s charter plane crashes at Munich airport
    1959 Outfielder Zack Wheat, a Brooklyn Robins favourite of the 1910s and 1920s, is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame; Wheat hit .317 over 19-year career, and batted .300 or better 14 times
    1959 Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: Willie Goggin, using a borrowed set of woods, wins by 1 stroke ahead of Leland Gibson, Paul Runyan and Denny Shute
    1960 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith wins first of 11 Australian singles titles; beats fellow Australian Jan Lehane 7-5, 6-2
    1960 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: In a classic all-Australian final Rod Laver beats Neale Fraser 5-7, 3-6, 6-3, 8-6, 8-6; Laver's first Grand Slam title
    1964 French sisters Christine Goitschel (gold) and Marielle Goitschel (silver) become first female siblings to win Olympic gold and silver in the same event when they dominate the slalom in Innsbruck
    1965 Former world heavyweight boxing champion Floyd Patterson beats Canadian George Chuvalo by unanimous decision in a 12-round non-title clash at New York’s Madison Square Garden; 'The Ring' names bout Fight of the Year.
    1965 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Smith wins 6th straight home singles title; beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 5-7, 6-4, 5-2; Bueno retired injured
    1965 Australian Championship Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson wins 3rd consecutive Australian title; beats fellow Australian Fred Stolle 7-9, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1
    1968 Vince Lombardi steps down as Green Bay Packers head coach in favour of longtime assistant Phil Bengtson; stays on as Packers' general manager for 1968
    1969 In his first start in a Ford, legendary driver Richard Petty wins the Motor Trend 500 at Riverside, California; previous 92 NASCAR victories were in Plymouths
    1970 Former MLB Commissioner Ford Frick as well as ex-players Earle Combs and Jesse Haines are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
    1970 Rangers' goalie Terry Sawchuk records his 447th (and final) victory, and 103rd career shutout when New York beats the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-0; both are NHL records at the time
    1972 1972 NFL Draft: Walt Patulski from University of Notre Dame first pick by Buffalo Bills
    1973 Outfielder Monte Irvin is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Special Committee on the Negro Leagues; fourth inductee through the committee
    1976 62nd Rose Bowl: #11 UCLA beats #1 Ohio State, 23-10
    1979 English international forward Trevor Francis becomes Britain’s first £1 million soccer player when he transfers from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest
    1981 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 21-7; MVP: Eddie Murray, Detroit Lions, PK
    1981 31st NBA All-Star Game, Coliseum at Richfield, OH: East beats West, 123-120; MVP: Nate Archibald, Boston Celtics, PG
    NBA Point Guard Nate Archibald
    1984 American lawyer and businessman David Stern becomes NBA Commissioner, succeeding Larry O'Brien; stays in position until 2014
    1985 Patient innings from Dilip Vengsarkar (137) and Mohammad Azharuddin (122) set India up for 5th cricket Test draw vs England in Kanpur; Azharuddin, 3 centuries in 1st 3 Tests
    1987 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 10-6; MVP: Reggie White, Philadelphia Eagles, DE
    1992 Slugging outfielder Barry Bonds signs highest single year contract in MLB history, $4.7 million with Pittsburgh Pirates
    1992 Defenseman Denis Potvin's #5 becomes first number retired by NY Islanders; Potvin played entire 15 year NHL career in NY
    1994 Jeff Gillooly pleads guilty for his part in attack on American Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan; plea bargain, confesses to racketeering in exchange for testimony implicating ex-wife Tonya Harding
    1995 Utah Jazz guard John Stockton passes Magic Johnson's all-time NBA assists mark of 9,221, in a 129-98 win over the Denver Nuggets at the Delta Centre in Salt Lake City
    1997 Future Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Ray Bourque scores a goal and an assist to become the Boston Bruins' all-time scoring leader, with 1,341 points in an 18-year NHL career
    1998 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 29-24; MVP: Warren Moon, Seattle Seahawks, QB, HI
    1998 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Petr Korda of Czechoslovakia wins his first and only Grand Slam event; beats Marcelo Rios of Chile 6-2, 6-2, 6-2
    2004 Wardrobe malfunction: Janet Jackson's breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in US broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to FCC censorship guidelines.
    2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII, Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX: New England Patriots beat Carolina Panthers, 32-29; MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB
    2004 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins his first Australian title; beats Marat Safin of Russia 7-6, 6-4, 6-2
    2005 Arsenal’s English Premier League record 33-game unbeaten streak at home ends when the Gunners go down, 4-2 to Manchester United at Highbury
    2006 High school senior Epiphanny Prince scores US girls national prep basketball record 113 points in Murry Bergtraum HS's 137-32 win over Brandeis HS; surpasses Cheryl Miller's 105
    2008 Canadian jockey Russell Baze rides his 10,000th career winner aboard Two Step Cat in 3rd race at Golden Gate Fields, Albany, CA; prevails in a 3-horse photo finish
    2008 Minnesota starter Johan Santana signs a 6-year, $137.5 million deal with the New York Mets to become the highest-paid pitcher in MLB history; trade from Twins to Mets official the next day
    2009 Super Bowl XLIII, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Arizona Cardinals, 27-23; MVP: Santonio Holmes, Pittsburgh, WR
    2009 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Spanish ace Rafael Nadal wins his first Australian title; beats Roger Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2
    2014 Ray Guy (Oakland/LA Raiders) becomes second pure kicker, and first pure punter to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
    2014 American businessman and lawyer Adam Silver becomes the 5th NBA Commissioner
    2015 Super Bowl XLIX, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ: New England Patriots beat Seattle Seahawks, 28-24; MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB
    2015 France defeats Qatar, 25-22 to win the World Men's Handball Championship in Lusail, Qatar
    2015 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Serbian ace Novak Đoković wins an Open era record 5th men's singles crown, beating Scotsman Andy Murray 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-0

    1915 Stanley Matthews CBE, English soccer forward (54 caps; Stoke City, Blackpool; 1st British player to be knighted), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England (d. 2000)
    1917 Eiji Sawamura, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (first no-hitter in Japanese pro baseball 1936), born in Ujiyamada, Mie Prefecture, Japan (d. 1944)
    1922 Clifford McWatt, West Indian cricket wicketkeeper (6 Tests, 10 dismissals), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 1997)
    1931 Madeleine Berthod, Swiss alpine skier (Olympic gold women's downhill 1956), born in Château d'Oex, Vaud, Switzerland
    1938 Jacky Cupit, American golfer (US Open runner-up 1963; PGA Tour Rookie of Year 1961; 4 titles), born in Longview Texas
    1938 Manuel Ycaza, Panamanian jockey (Belmont Stakes 1964; Racing Hall of Fame), born in Panama (d. 2018)
    1940 Hervé Filion, Canadian harness racing driver (World Driving C'ship 1970; Harness Tracks of America Driver of the Year 1969-74, 76, 78, 81, 89), born in Angers, Quebec (d. 2017)
    1941 Anatoli Firsov, Russian ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72; 8 x World C'ship gold), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2000)
    1941 Franco Nones, Italian cross country skier (Olympic gold 30k 1968; first non-Scandinavian and Soviet/Russian male to win Olympic cross-country gold), born in Castello-Molina di Fiemme, Italy
    1942 David Sincock, Australian cricket spin bowler (3 Tests, 8 wickets), born in Adelaide, South Australia
    1944 Paul Blair, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1969, 73; World Series 1966, 70, 77-78; Gold Glove Award 1967, 69–75; Baltimore Orioles), born in Cushing, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
    1948 Debbie Austin, American golfer (7 LPGA Tour wins), born in Oneida, New York
    1949 Jim Thorpe, American golfer (The Tradition 2002, 3 PGA Tour titles), born in Roxboro, North Carolina
    1955 Virginia Leng, British equestrian competitor (1986 World Champion), born in Malta
    1956 Mike Kitchen, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (NJ Devils) and coach (St. Louis Blues 2003-07), born in Newmarket, Canada
    1958 Maureen Madill, Irish golfer (British Open Amateur 1979, Curtis Cup 1980, coach 1998-2004), born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland
    1958 Luther Blissett, English soccer striker (14 caps; Watford, Bournemouth), born in Falmouth, Jamaica
    1959 Mike Horan, American NFL punter (Pro Bowl 1988; All-Pro 1988, Denver Broncos; Super Bowl 1999, St. Louis Rams), born in Orange, California
    1959 Wade Wilson, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 1995, Dallas Cowboys; Pro Bowl 1988, Minnesota Vikings), born in Greenville, Texas
    1962 José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian soccer defender (21 caps; Vélez Sársfield, Boca Juniors, Nîmes Olympique), born in Córdoba, Argentina (d. 2004)
    1965 Dave Callaghan, South African cricket all-rounder (29 ODIs, top score 169no v NZ 1994), born in Queenstown, South Africa
    1966 Michelle Akers, American soccer forward (Olympics gold 1996, World Cup 1991, 99), born in Santa Clara, California
    1966 Rob Lee, English soccer midfielder (21 caps; Charlton Athletic, Newcastle United), born in London, England
    1967 Tim Naehring, American baseball infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    1968 Kent Mercker, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1995; no-hitter 1994; Atlanta Braves), born in Dublin, Ohio
    1968 Mark Recchi, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Stanley Cup 1991, 2006, 11; at 43 oldest player to score in Stanley Cup Finals Series), born in Kamloops, Canada
    1968 Sean Millington, Canadian football fullback (Grey Cup 1994, 2000; BC Lions) and broadcaster (cfl.ca and CBC), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
    1969 Gabriel Batistuta, Argentine soccer striker (77 caps, 54 goals; Fiorentina), born in Avellaneda, Santa Fe, Argentina
    1970 Yasuyuki Kazama, Japanese auto racer (D1 GP 2005), born in Nagano, Japan
    1971 Ajay Jadeja, Indian cricket batsman (15 Tests; 196 ODIs, 6 x 100), born in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
    1971 Tommy Salo, Swedish ice hockey goalie (Olympic gold 1994; World C'ship gold 1998; NHL All Star 2000, 02; Edmonton Oilers), born in Surahammar, Sweden
    1971 Zlatko Zahovič, Slovenian soccer midfielder (80 caps; Partizan, Porto, Benfica), born in Maribor, Slovenia
    1972 Geoff Sanderson, Canadian ice hockey left wing (NHL All Star 1994, 97; World C'ships gold 1994, 97; Hartford Whalers, Columbus Blue jackets), born in Hay River, Canada
    1973 Tiia Reima, Finnish ice hockey center (bronze Olympics 1998; World C'ships 1990, 92, 94, 97, 99; 4 x Euro C'ship gold), born in Tampere, Finland
    1974 Roberto Heras, Spanish road cyclist (Vuelta a España 2000, 03, 04, 05 record), born in Béjar, Spain
    1974 David Meca, Spanish open water swimmer (World C'ship gold 10k 2000, 25k 2005), born in Sabadell, Spain
    1977 Kevin Kilbane, Irish soccer left back, winger (110 caps Republic of Ireland; WBA, Sunderland, Everton), born in Preston, England
    1979 Juan Silveira dos Santos, Brazilian soccer defender (79 caps; Flamengo, Bayer Leverkusen, Roma, Internacional), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    1980 Moisés Muñoz, Mexican soccer goalkeeper (19 caps; Morelia, América), born in Aguililla, Mexico
    1980 Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian soccer forward (13 caps; Emelec), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador (d. 2005)
    1981 Luis Lamá, Angolan soccer goalkeeper (56 caps; Petro Luanda), born in Luanda, Angola
    1981 Graeme Smith, South African cricket batsman, captain and broadcaster (117 Tests, 9,265 runs @ 48.25, 27 x 100s; 197 ODIs), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
    1981 Rob Austin, British auto racer (British GT Championship - GT4 runner-up 2008), born in Evesham, England
    1982 Shoaib Malik, Pakistani cricket batsman and captain (35 Tests, top score 245; 285 ODIs; 110 T20I), born in Sialkot, Pakistan
    1983 Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Belgian road cyclist (Tour de France 3rd 2010; 4th 2012), born in Herentals, Belgium
    1984 Darren Fletcher, Scottish soccer midfielder (80 caps; manchester United, WBA, Stoke City), born in Dalkeith, Scotland
    1985 Dean Shiels, Irish soccer midfielder (14 caps, Northern Ireland; Hibernian, Rangers), born in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland
    1987 Giuseppe Rossi, Italian-American soccer forward (30 caps Italy; Villarreal), born in Teaneck, New Jersey
    1987 Ronda Rousey, American pro wrestler, actress, author, mixed martial artist and judoka (UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion 6 defences; Olympic bronze 70kg judo 2008; WWE), born in Riverside, California

  5. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    First Groundhog Day
    On this day in 1887, Groundhog Day, featuring a rodent meteorologist, is celebrated for the first time at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. According to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of its hole on this day and sees its shadow, it gets scared and runs back into its burrow, predicti... read more »
    First Donner Party member dies »
    Idi Amin takes power in Uganda »
    James Joyce is born »
    Sid Vicious dies of a drug overdose in New York City »
    Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies at age 46 »
    Director William Desmond Taylor is found murdered »
    ABSCAM operation revealed »
    Grand Central Terminal opens in New York City »
    National League of baseball is founded »
    United States rejects proposal for conference with Stalin »
    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed »
    First U.S. Air Force plane crashes in South Vietnam »
    Viet Cong officer is shot in the head, iconic photo taken »
    Russians establish Fort Ross in California »
    Battle of Stalingrad ends »
  6. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1876 Baseball's National League forms at the Grand Central Hotel, NYC with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia and St Louis
    1892 Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe & Frank Crosby
    1924 Norway’s Thorleif Haug takes the cross-country double at the Chamonix Winter Olympics when he wins the 18k event; Haug also 50k gold medalist
    Einar Landvik, Nordic skiier from Norway, competes in the first-ever Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, 1924
    1926 Australasian Championships Women's Tennis, Adelaide: Daphne Akhurst Cozens retains title; beats Esna Boyd Robertson 6-1, 6-3
    1926 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Adelaide: In all-Australian final John Hawkes beats James Willard 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
    1943 Cubs return to original uniform after experimenting with a vest
    1944 Baseball meets in NYC to discuss postwar action
    1949 Golfing champ Ben Hogan seriously injured in an auto accident
    1954 Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 113 pts in basketball game
    1956 Despite a severe ankle injury Tenley Albright leads an American 1-2 in the women's figure skating at the Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Olympics; Carol Heiss takes the silver medal
    1959 Vince Lombardi signs a 5 year contract to coach Green Bay Packers
    1962 1st pole vault over 16' (4.88m) (John Uelses-16', Melrose Games)
    1964 Sjoukje Dijkstra (Neth) wins Olympic gold for figure skating
    1964 Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame - Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, & Miller Huggins
    1967 Formation of American Basketball Association is announced
    1969 Stan Coveleski & Waite Hoyt are voted into baseball Hall of Fame
    1970 Pete Maravich becomes 1st to score 3,000 college basketball points
    1974 Smallest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Golden State-1,641)
    1976 Roger Connor, Fred Lindstrom & umpire Cal Hubbard elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    1977 Toronto's Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL REcord for a defenseman
    1980 Mexican boxer Salvador Sánchez dethrones Danny “Little Red” Lopez as WBC world featherweight champion with a 13th-round TKO in Phoenix, AZ; Lopez champion since November 1976, 8th defence
    1986 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 28-24; MVP: Phil Simms, NY Giants, QB
    1987 KC Royal pitcher Dennis Leonard (3X 20 game winner), retires
    1988 David Boon's 6th Test Cricket century, 184* v England at Sydney
    1992 David Boon's 13 Test Cricket century, 107 v India at Perth
    1992 Australian Kieren Perkins swims 1,500m freestyle short course world record, 14:32.40 at AIS, Canberra, Australia
    1992 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 21-15; MVP: Michael Irvin, Dallas Cowboys, WR
    1995 Henry Olonga no-balled for throwing in Zimbabwe-Pakistan Test Cricket
    1997 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 26-23 (OT); MVP: Mark Brunell, Jacksonville Jaguars, QB
    1997 Scotty Bowman becomes first coach in NHL history to win 1,000 games
    2002 52nd NHL All-Star Game, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: World beats North America, 8-5; MVP: Éric Dazé, Chicago Blackhawks, RW
    2003 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 45-23; MVP: Ricky Williams, Miami Dolphins, RB
    2003 53rd NHL All-Star Game, Office Depot Centre, Sunrise, FL: West beats East, 6-5; MVP: Danny Heatley, Atlanta Thrashers, LW
    2012 NHL player Sam Gagner becomes the first player to scores eight points in one game for the Edmonton Oilers against the Chicago Blackhawks since 1989
    2014 Super Bowl XLVIII, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ: Seattle Seahawks beat Denver Broncos, 42-8; MVP: Malcolm Smith, Seattle, LB

    1878 Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer (d. 1955)
    1881 Karl Frederick, pistol champ (Olympic gold 1920)
    1888 Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer (d. 1969)
    1891 Frank Foyston, NHL Hall of Famer (Seattle)
    1895 George Halas [Papa Bear], American NFL coach and pioneering owner of the Chicago Bears, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1983)
    1900 Asa Smith Bushnell III, American sports executive (Secretary US Olympic Committee 1945-65), born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1975)
    1900 Willie Kamm, MLB third baseman (d. 1988)
    1908 Wes Ferrell, All-Star MLB pitcher, born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1976)
    1915 Stan Leonard, Canadian golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Vancouver, BC (d. 2005)
    1919 Allie Reynolds, NY Yankee pitcher (1952 AL ERA leader (2.07))
    1923 Red Schoendienst, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman/manager (10-time All Star), born in Germantown, Illinois (d. 2018)
    1935 Pete Brown, American golfer (first African-American to win on PGA Tour, Waco 1964), born in Port Gibson, Mississippi (d. 2015)
    1937 Martina Arroyo, American opera soprano (NY Met), born in NYC, New York
    1937 Don Buford, All-Star MLB outfielder
    1940 Wayne Fontes, American football coach
    1946 Gerrie Muhren, Volendam, Netherlands, footballer (Ajax, European Cup Winner, 1971-3), (d. 2013)
    1947 Aleksandr Medved, USSR, wrestler (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72)
    1949 Francisco Maturana, Colombian football manager
    1953 Penny Pulz, Australian golfer (Dinah Shore runner-up 1978), born in Melbourne, Victoria
    1954 Jayantha Amerasinghe, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)
    1958 Dexter Manley, NFLer (Wash Redskins)
    1961 Joey Benjamin, cricket pace bowler (in St Kitts England in 1994)
    1962 Ben Testerman, tennis star, born in Knoxville, Tennessee
    1962 Andy Fordham, English darts player (BDO World Champion 2004), born in Bristol, England
    1962 Paul Kilgus, baseball player
    1965 Harry Swayne, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
    1965 Carl Airey, English footballer
    1966 Andrei Chesnokov, Russian tennis star
    1966 Bob Estes, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in Graham, Texas
    1966 Tony Plourde, Chibougamau Quebec, sabre (Olympics 1996)
    1967 Arturs Irbe, Latvian hockey player
    1968 Paul McKenzie, Australian Finn class sailor (Olympics 1996)
    1968 Sari Krooks, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
    1968 Scott Erickson, pitcher (Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles), born in Long Beach, California
    1968 Sean Elliott, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
    1968 Steve Henson, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
    1968 Ventson Donelson, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
    1969 Ijaz Ahmed Jr, cricketer (one Test Pakistan v Sri Lanka 1995)
    1969 Jeff Christy, corner (Minnesota Vikings)
    1969 Jody Hull, Cambridge, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
    1969 Valeri Karpin, Russian footballer
    1970 Erik ten Hag, soccer player (FC Twente, RKC, FC Utrecht)
    1970 Ivan Vukov, soccer player (FC Volendam)
    1970 Nikolaos Michopoulos, Greek footballer
    1970 Roar Strand, Norwegian footballer
    1971 Ken Dilger, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
    1971 Tony Miller, Mount Pleasant Texas, 400m runner
    1972 Charlie Williams, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
    1972 Ivan Droppa, Liptovsky Mikulas CZE, NHL defenseman (Chicago)
    1972 Lance Brown, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
    1973 Dan Brandenburg, linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
    1973 Patrick Jeffers, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
    1973 Radka Bobkova, tennis star (quarter Bournemouth), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
    1973 Tim Denton, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
    1974 J R Conrad, offensive tackle/guard (NY Jets)
    1974 Jeff Cassar, soccer goalkeeper (Olympic gold 1996)
    1975 Todd Bertuzzi, Sudbury, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
    1975 Ieroklis Stoltidis, Greek footballer
    1975 Vaggelis Koutsoures, Greek footballer
    1976 Steven Dewick, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
    1976 James Hickman, British swimmer
    1977 Libor Sionko, Czech football player
    1978 Annabel Ellwood, Canberra Australia, tennis star (1995 Futures NC)
    1978 Barry Ferguson, Scottish football player
    1979 Lindsay Langston, Modesto California, archer (Olympics 1996)
    1979 Petra Cada, Canadian table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
    1979 Fani Halkia, Greek hurdler
    1979 Irini Terzoglou, Greek shot putter
    1980 Oleguer Presas, Spanish football player
    1981 Jason Kapono, American basketball player
    1982 Sergio Castaño, Spanish footballer
    1982 Kelly Mazzante, American basketball player
    1983 Carolina Klüft, Swedish athlete
    1983 Jordin Tootoo, Canadian hockey player
    1987 Gerard Piqué, Spanish football player

  7. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    Alberto Gonzales becomes first Hispanic U.S. attorney general
    On February 3, 2005, Alberto Gonzales wins Senate confirmation as the nation's first Hispanic attorney general despite protests over his record on torture. The Senate approved his nomination on a largely party-line vote of 60-36, reflecting a split between Republicans and Democrats over whether the ... read more »
    Jacques Cousteau's "The Silent World" is published »
    Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and "The Big Bopper" die in a plane crash »
    "World's Fastest Indian" makes U.S. debut »
    Early American mass murder changes common perceptions of crime »
    Marine jet severs ski-lift cable in Italy »
    Lunik 9 soft-lands on lunar surface »
    New England Patriots win first Super Bowl »
    Klaus Fuchs arrested for passing atomic bomb information to Soviets »
    Woodrow Wilson dies »
    President Clinton ends trade embargo of Vietnam »
    Belle Starr murdered in Oklahoma »
    U.S. troops capture the Marshall Islands »
  8. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1876 Albert Spalding with $800 starts sporting goods co, manufacturing 1st official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball, & football
    1894 1st US steel sailing vessel, Dirigo, launched at Bath, Maine
    1924 Canada beats United States, 6-1 to retain the Olympic ice hockey gold medal (won at 1920 Summer Games) at the Chamonix Games; Canadian LW Harry Watson top scores with 46 points
    1924 Switzerland claims the inaugural Olympic bobsleigh gold medal at the Chamonix Games, ahead of Great Britain and Belgium
    1942 Baseball owners agree to permit each club up to 14 night games in 1942
    1947 Bradman bowled by Alec Bedser for a duck in 4th Test Cricket
    1951 Largest purse to date in horse racing, $144,323, won by Great Circle
    1956 Toni Sailer of Austria wins the downhill at the Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Olympics; becomes first athlete to sweep all 3 alpine skiing events in a single Olympics
    1962 John Uelses pole vaults record 489 cm
    1964 French sisters Marielle Goitschel (gold) and Christine Goitschel (silver) repeat (in reverse order) their top-2 finish in the slalom 2 days earlier, in the giant slalom at the Innsbruck Winter Olympics
    1965 Braves offer Milwaukee $500,000 to terminate their lease a year earlier, the proposal is turned down
    1972 XI Winter Olympic Games opens in Sapporo, Japan (1st in Asia)
    1976 26th NBA All-Star Game, Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pa: East beats West, 123-109; MVP: Dave Bing, Washington Bullets, PG
    1979 Minnesota Twins trade Rod Carew to California for 4 players
    1980 Larry Holmes TKOs Lorenzo Holmes in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
    1980 30th NBA All-Star Game, Capital Centre, Landover, Md: East beats West, 144-136 (OT); MVP: George Gervin, San Antonio Spurs, SF
    1987 SD Yacht Club celebrates return of America's Cup
    1989 Baseball's National League announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will its 1st African American President
    1990 Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Smither Center for Alcohol rehabilitation
    1990 Jockey Billy Shoemaker (58), retires after 40,350 horse race
    1991 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 23-21; MVP: Jim Kelly, Buffalo Bills, QB
    1993 Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott suspended for 1 year due to racist comments
    1998 Florida Panther Dino Ciccarelli is 9th NHLer to score 600 career goals
    1998 NY Yankees replace general manager Bob Watson with Brian Cashman
    2002 Super Bowl XXXVI, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA: New England Patriots beat St. Louis Rams, 20-17; MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB
    2008 Super Bowl XLII, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ: New York Giants beat New England Patriots, 17-14; MVP: Eli Manning, New York, QB
    2013 Super Bowl XLVII, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, New Orleans, LA: Baltimore Ravens beat San Francisco 49ers, 34-31; MVP: Joe Flacco, Baltimore, QB
    2019 Super Bowl LIII, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA: New England Patriots beat Los Angeles Rams, 13-3; MVP: Julian Edelman, NE Patriots, WR; Patriots' 6th SB victory]

    1872 Lou Criger, American baseball player (d. 1934)
    1879 Charles Follis, 1st African American NFLer (Shelby, Ohio)
    1883 Camille Bombois, French circus wrestler/painter
    1890 Larry MacPhail, American Baseball Hall of Fame executive (Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees), born in Cass City, Michigan (d. 1975)
    1895 Izak Buys, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1922, 0 & 4*, 0-52)
    1899 Forrest "Red" DeBernardi, basketball hall of famer (elected 1961)
    1908 Oddbjorn Hagen, Norwegian cross country jumper (Olympic gold 1936)
    1911 Tom Creavy, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1931), born in Tuckahoe, New York (d. 1979)
    1913 Richard Seaman, British racing driver (d. 1939)
    1918 Helen Stephens, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m & 4x100m relay 1936), born in Fulton, Missouri (d. 1994)
    1920 Stan Ockers, Belgian road cyclist (World road champion 1955; Tour de France runner-up 1950, 52), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1956)
    1920 Tony Gaze, Australian racing driver
    1926 Arthur Arfons, auto racer/designer (Green Monster 1964-536.71 MPH)
    1929 Ken Shipp, American football coach
    1932 Maria Itkina, USSR, sprinter (9 world records)
    1936 Bob Simpson, Australian cricket batsman, captain and coach (62 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1965), born in Sydney, New South Wales
    1938 Emile Griffith, American boxer, (world welterweight, middleweight & junior middleweight champion), born in Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands (d. 2013)
    1940 Fran Tarkenton, NFL quarterback (NY Giants, Minnesota Vikings), born in Richmond, Virginia
    1941 Carol Mann, American golfer (1964 Western Open, 1965 US Open), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2018)
    1941 Gary Bartlett, cricket pace bowler (NZ in 10 Tests in the 1960's)
    1945 Bob Griese, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins, 1971 Player of Year)
    1947 Joe Coleman, baseball pitcher (Washington, Detroit)
    1949 Hennie Kuiper, Dutch cyclist
    1951 Felipe Munoz, Mexican 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1968)
    1951 Eugenijus Riabovas, Lithuanian football manager
    1952 Fred Lynn, American baseball outfielder (Boston, California, Baltimore), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1954 Tiger Williams, Canadian ice hockey player
    1956 John Jefferson, American football player
    1959 Molly Killingbeck, Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1984)
    1960 Kerry Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1993)
    1960 Marty Jannetty, American Wrestler
    1961 Jay Adams, American skateboarder
    1962 Joe Handle, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
    1965 Dorcas Wonsavage, cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Madison, Wisconsin
    1966 Danny Morrison, cricket pace bowler (NZ since 1987)
    1966 Sean Patrick Wade, NZ marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Houston, Texas
    1967 Aurelio Vidmar, soccer player (Standard Luik, Feyenoord)
    1967 Jason Morris, Scotia NY, half-middleweight judoka (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
    1967 Natalie Hunter, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
    1967 Bob Taylor, English footballer
    1968 Frantisek Kucera, NHL defenseman (Vanc Canucks, Olympic gold 1998), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
    1968 Leroy Thompson, NFL running back (KC Chiefs)
    1968 Vlade Divac, Yugoslavia, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets, LA Lakers)
    1969 Casey Weldon, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
    1969 Jeff Christy, NFL center (Minnesota Vikings)
    1969 Robert Pack, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Dallas Mavericks)
    1969 Terry Bradshaw, American baseball outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
    1969 Retief Goosen, South African golfer (US Open 2001, 04), born in Pietersburg, Limpopo Province
    1970 Jason Muzzatti, NHL goalie (Hartford Whalers), born in Toronto, Ontario
    1970 Keith Carney, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, Team US), born in Providence, Rhode Island
    1970 Oscar Cordoba, Colombian footballer
    1971 Eric Owens, Danville VA, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
    1971 Marcus Buckley, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
    1971 Roman Cechmanek, NHL goaltender (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
    1972 Jermaine Smith, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
    1972 Keith Elias, NFL running back (NY Giants)
    1972 Tyrone Poole, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers)
    1972 Mart Poom, Estonian football player
    1973 Jim Campbell, American hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
    1974 Konrad Gałka, Polish swimmer
    1976 Dwayne Rudd, linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
    1981 Maurice Ross, Scottish footballer
    1982 Alan Gurr, Australian V8 Supercar driver
    1983 Richard Bartel, National Football League quarterback
    1989 Slobodan Rajković, Serbian footballer

  9. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    Patty Hearst kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army
    On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, the 19-year-old granddaughter of newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, is kidnapped from her apartment in Berkeley, California, by two black men and a white woman, all three of whom are armed. Her fiancee, Stephen Weed, was beaten and tied up along with a... read more »
    Facebook launches »
    "The Last of the Mohicans" is published »
    Disney releases "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" »
    Singer-songwriter Karen Carpenter dies »
    Civil rights icon Rosa Parks is born »
    States meet to form Confederacy »
    Ford buys Lincoln »
    Yalta Conference foreshadows the Cold War »
    George Washington unanimously elected first U.S. president »
    First U.S. helicopter is shot down in Vietnam »
    Germany declares war zone around British Isles »
  10. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1902 Stanley Cup, Winnipeg Auditorium, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Montreal HC beats Winnipeg Victorias, 2-1 for a 2-1 challenge series victory
    1903 Stanley Cup: Montreal HC beats Winnipeg Victorias, 4-1 for a 2-1 challenge series win
    1924 Norway sweeps the medals in the Nordic combined event at the inaugural Chamonix Winter Olympics; Thorleif Haug wins his 3rd gold of the Games ahead of team mates Thoralf Strømstad & Johan Grøttumsbråten
    1924 Jacob Tullin Thams of Norway wins ski jumping gold at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; in 1936 he earns a silver medal in sailing at Berlin Summer Games
    1929 Archie Jackson scores 164 in Test Cricket debut v England at Adelaide
    1931 National League adopts a deader baseball
    1932 III Winter Olympic Games open in Lake Placid, New York
    1948 After winning the men’s downhill, French alpine skier Henri Oreiller takes the combined gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; becomes most successful athlete at these Games with a slalom bronze
    1952 1st African American executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)
    1956 Soviet Union beats Canada, 2-0 at Cortina d'Ampezzo to clinch their first ever Olympic ice hockey gold medal; US takes silver, Canada bronze
    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
    1969 John Madden is named head coach of NFL's Oakland Raiders
    1971 Baseball announces a special hall of fame wing for blacks
    1972 Dutch speed skater Ard Schenk wins the 5,000m at the Sapporo Winter Olympics; also wins the 1,500m and 10,000m gold medals
    1973 Islanders & Sabres had a penalty free game
    1976 XII Winter Olympic Games open in Innsbruck, Austria
    1979 29th NBA All-Star Game, Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Mi: West beats East, 134-129; MVP: David Thompson, Denver Nuggets, SG
    1986 38th NHL All-Star Game, Hartford Civic Centre: Wales Conference beats Campbell Conference, 4-3 (OT); MVP: Grant Fuhr, Edmonton Oilers, G
    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, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 27-21; MVP: Jerry Gray, LA Rams, DB
    1990 St Petersburg Pelicans beat West Palm Beach Tropics 12-4 to win 1st Senior Professional Baseball Association Championship
    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
    1996 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 20-13; MVP: Jerry Rice, SF 49ers, WR, HI
    NFL Legend Jerry Rice
    1997 Mario Lemieux is 7th NHL player to score 600 goals
    2001 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 38-17; MVP: Rich Gannon, Oakland Raiders, QB
    2001 51st NHL All-Star Game, Pepsi Centre, Denver, CO: North America beats World, 14-12; MVP: Bill Guerin, Boston Bruins, RW
    2007 Super Bowl XLI, Dolphin Stadium, Miami Gardens, Miami, FL: Indianapolis Colts beat Chicago Bears, 29-17; MVP: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, QB
    2013 Europol announces it will investigate over 680 football matches alleged to involve match fixing
    2018 Super Bowl LII, US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN: Philadelphia Eagles defeat New England Patriots, 41-33; MVP: Nick Foles, Philadelphia, QB

    1891 Yuri Losmann, Estonia, marathon runner (Olympic-silver 1920)
    1906 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (champ-1933)
    1912 Byron Nelson, American golfer (winner 5 major titles; record 19 tournaments 1945), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2006)
    1930 Jim Loscutoff, American basketball forward (NBA champion (1957, 59–64; Boston Celtics), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
    1935 Wallis Mathias, cricketer (1st non-Muslim to play for Pakistan)
    1937 John Devitt, Australian swimmer (2 Olympic gold 1956, 1960), born in Sydney, Australia
    1937 Magnar Solberg, Norwegian 20K biathalete (Olympic gold 1968, 72)
    1946 Mary Meyer, American 500m speed skater (Olympic silver 1968)
    1959 Lawrence Taylor, American NFL player who is considered the greatest linebacker in history (NY Giants), born in Williamsburg, Virginia
    1961 Denis Savard, Canadian NHL centre (Chicago Blackhawks) named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players' in history, born in Pointe Gatineau, Canada
    1962 Vern Fleming, American NBA basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in NYC, New York
    1962 Dan Plesac, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Gary, Indiana
    1963 Pirmin Zurbriggen, Swiss alpine skier (Olympic gold 1988)
    1963 Tracie Ruiz-Conforto, Hawaii, sync swimmer (Olympic 2 gold/silver-84, 88)
    1965 John van Loen, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord, San Frecce)
    1966 Barry Klein, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
    1966 Viatcheslav Ekimov, Russian cyclist
    1967 Sergei Grinkov, figure skater (Olympic gold pairs 1988, 94; World C'ship gold pairs 1986-87, 89-90), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1995)
    1969 Brad Cornett, American baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
    1969 Dallas Drake, Trail, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
    1969 Joe Sacco, Medford, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Medford, Massachusetts
    1970 John Frascatore, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
    1970 Todd Peterson, NFL kicker (Seattle Seahawks)
    1971 Maarten Atmodikoro, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, NAC)
    1971 Pete Pierson, NFL tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
    1971 Sterling Palmer, NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)
    1972 Kelvin Anderson, CFL running back (Calgary Stampeders)
    1972 Giovanni Silva De Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
    1973 Oscar De La Hoya, American boxer (Olympic gold 1992, 6-weight world champion), born in Los Angeles, California
    1974 Brandon Convery, Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
    1974 Chris Ward, defensive end (Baltimore Ravens)
    1975 Konstantinos Nebegleras, Greek footballer
    1979 Giorgio Pantano, Italian racing car driver
    1981 Tom Mastny, Indonesian baseball player
    1981 Johan Van Summeren, Belgian cyclist
    1981 Ben Hendrickson, American baseball player
    1981 Jason Kapono, America professional basketball player
    1982 Tomas Vaitkus, Lithuanian professional road racing cyclist, born in Klaipėda, Lithuania
    1984 Mauricio Pinilla, Chilean footballer, born in San Bernardo, Chile
    1986 Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad, Bangladeshi cricketer (2007-), born in Mymensingh, Bangladesh
    1987 Lucie Šafářová, Czech tennis player, born in Brno, Czechia
    1988 Eoin McDowell, Irish rugby player, born in Dublin, Ireland
    1988 Alexandros Pagalis, Greek footballer, born in Stuttgart, Germany
    1988 Carly Patterson, American gymnast (2004 Olympic Champion), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    1988 Jeff Horn, Australian professional boxer (WBO welterweight title 2017), born in Brisbane, Australia

  11. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    White supremacist convicted of killing Medgar Evers
    On this day in 1994, white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith is convicted in the murder of African-American civil rights leader Medgar Evers, over 30 years after the crime occurred. Evers was gunned down in the driveway of his Jackson, Mississippi, home on June 12, 1963, while his wife, Myrlie, and... read more »

    Georgia constitution abolishes primogeniture and entail »
    146 BCE
    Punic Wars, between Rome and Carthage, come to an end »
    United Artists created »
    Roger Williams arrives in America »
    Husband of missing Utah woman kills self and two young sons »
    Immigration act passed over President Wilson's veto »
    Mexican constitution proclaimed »
    Hank Aaron is born »
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  12. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1924 1st Winter Olympic Games close at Chamonix, France
    1932 American speed skater Jack Shea wins the 1,500m at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; clinches sprint double after also taking out the 500m
    1942 Braves get Tommy Holmes from Yanks for Buddy Hassett and Gene Moore
    1943 Jake LaMotta defeats future multi-weight world boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson by unanimous points decision in Detroit in the 2nd of their 6 meetings; his only win of their rivalry; Robinson’s first loss in his first 40 pro bouts
    1945 Big Racket becomes fastest race horse at 69t.6 kph (440 yd/20.8 s)
    1948 18 year old Dick Button becomes first American men's figure skating Olympic gold medallist at the St. Moritz Winter Games; first to complete a double axel in competition; retains title in 1952
    1948 Gretchen Fraser becomes 1st US woman Olympic slalom champion
    1949 Huaso sets official world equestrian high-jump record, 2.47 m, Chic
    1956 VII Winter Olympic Games close in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
    1956 NY Mayor Robert Wagner & Bkln Boro President Frank Cashmore sponsor a bill to create a $30M Brooklyn Sports Center Authority
    1956 Finland goes 1-2 in the ski jumping at the Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Olympics; Antti Hyvärinen takes gold ahead of team mate Aulis Kallakorpi
    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
    1972 Bob Douglas is 1st African American elected to Basketball Hall of Fame
    1972 German speed skater Erhard Keller wins his 2nd consecutive Olympic 500m gold medal at the Sapporo Winter Games after taking out the event in Grenoble (1968)
    1974 Mats Wermelin, Sweden, scores all points in 272-0 basketball win
    1976 Last day of Test Cricket for Lance Gibbs & Ian Redpath
    1977 Future 5-division world boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard makes his professional debut with a 6-round unanimous decision over Luis Vega at Baltimore’s Civic Center
    1978 Fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded
    1978 28th NBA All-Star Game, Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Ga: East beats West, 133-125; MVP: Randy Smith, SD Clippers, G
    1980 32nd NHL All-Star Game, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit: Wales Conference beats Campbell Conference, 6-3; MVP: Reggie Leach, Philadelphia Flyers, RW
    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
    1991 Howard Stern kisses NY Giant Leonard Marshall's ass over bet, Stern lost claiming the Giants would lose the Super Bowl
    1995 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 41-13; MVP: Marshall Faulk, Indianapolis Colts, RB, HI
    1997 O.J. Simpson found liable in the deaths of Ron Goldman and Nicole Simpson in a civil court action
    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, Ford Field, Detroit, MI: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Seattle Seahawks, 21-10; MVP: Hines Ward, Pittsburgh, WR
    2011 Ed Sabol, co-founder of NFL Films, elected for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
    2012 Super Bowl XLVI, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN: New York Giants beat New England Patriots, 21-17; MVP: Eli Manning, New York, QB
    2012 Flavor Flav and Elton John appear in a Pepsi Co. ad during Super Bowl XLVI
    2017 Super Bowl LI, NRG Stadium, Houston, TX: New England Patriots defeat Atlanta Falcons, 34-28; MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB

    1891 Elizabeth Ryan, American tennis player (26 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Anaheim, California (d. 1979)
    Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
    1903 Joan Whitney Payson, American heiress, businesswoman and philanthropist (co-founder & majority owner of MLB's New York Mets), born in NYC, NY (d. 1975)
    1910 Francisco Varallo, Argentine footballer
    1922 Alain de Changy, Belgian racing driver (d. 1994)
    1929 Al Worthington, baseball player
    1932 Cesare Maldini - Italian footballer and manager
    1934 Henry 'Hank' Aaron, baseball player (record 755 HRs, 1957 NL MVP), born in Mobile, Alabama
    1934 Don Cherry, Canadian hockey commentator (Hockey Night in Canada), born in Kingston, Ontario
    1942 Roger Staubach, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1963, Navy; Super Bowl 1971 [MVP], 77; Dallas Cowboys), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    1943 Craig Morton, College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Cal; NFL: Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos), born in Flint, Michigan
    1947 Darrell Waltrip, American motorsport analyst & race car driver, born in Owensboro, Kentucky
    1948 Sven-Göran Eriksson, Swedish football manager & player, born in Sunne, Sweden
    1949 David Sullivan, Welsh businessman & pornographer (Sunday Sport), born in Cardiff, United Kingdom
    1953 John Beilein, American basketball head coach (Cleveland Cavaliers 2019; University of Michigan 2007-19), born in Burt, New York
    1955 Mike Heath, American baseball player, born in Tampa, Florida
    1956 Hector Rebaque, Mexican racing driver, born in Mexico City, Mexico
    1957 Craig Wilson, American water polo goalkeeper (Olympic silver 1984, 88), born in Beeville, Texas
    1959 Glenn Dubis, American sport shooter (Olympics 1984, 88, 96), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
    1960 Jane Geddes, American golfer (US Open 1986, LPGA 1987), born in Huntington, New York
    1961 Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer & manager, born in Almaty, Kazakhstan
    1964 Jim Pugh, American tennis star, born in Burbank, California
    1965 Ben Lee, American badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Rangoon, Burma
    1965 Tarik Benhabiles, Algerian tennis player, born in Algiers, Algeria
    1965 Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian footballer, born in Săcele, Romania
    1966 José María Olazábal, Spanish golfer (US Masters 1994, 99), born in Hondarribia, Spain
    1966 Apostolos Nanos, Greek archer, born in Greece
    1968 Regina Rajchitova, Czech tennis star, born in Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
    1968 Roberto Alomar, Puerto Rican infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Salinas, Puerto Rico
    1968 Will Furrer, American football quarterback (Houston Oilers, St Louis Rams), born in Danville, Pennsylvania
    1970 Darren Lehmann, Australian cricketer (SA & Vic LHB Australian ODI 1996), born in Gawler, Australia
    1970 Forey Duckett, American football cornerback (Saints, Scot Claymores), born in Oakland, California
    1971 Dianne Norman, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
    1972 Chris Bailey, American ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Marietta, New York
    1973 Israel Raybon, American football defensive end (Carolina Panthers), born in Huntsville, Alabama
    1973 Laura Espinoza-Watson, American baseball infielder (Silver Bullets), born in Torrance, California
    1973 Richard Matvichuk, Canadian NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars), born in Edmonton, Canada
    1974 Adrienne Johnson, American basketball guard, administrator, broadcaster (WNBA Cleveland Rockers; Uni of Louisville), born in Louisville, Kentucky
    1975 Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
    1975 Jan l'Ami, Dutch soccer player (Willem II), born in Breda, Netherlands
    1976 Nancy Feber, Belgian tennis star (1995 Puerto Rico), born in Antwerp, Belgium
    1976 John Aloisi, Australian footballer, born in Adelaide, Australia
    1976 Brian Moorman, American football player, born in Wichita, Kansas
    1977 Adam Everett, American baseball player, born in Austell, Georgia
    1977 Ahmad Merritt, American football player, born in Chicago, Illinois
    1978 Brian Russell, American football player, born in Scotland, United Kingdom
    1981 Loukas Vyntra, Greek football player, born in Město Albrechtice, Czechia
    1982 Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami, Iranian basketball player, born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2007)
    1982 Rodrigo Palacio, Argentine footballer, born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina
    1982 Tomas Kopecky, Slovak ice hockey player, born in Ilava, Slovakia
    1982 Kevin Everett, American football player, born in Port Arthur, Texas
    1982 Mikuru Suzuki, Japanese darts player (BDO Women's World C'ship 2019), born in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
    1984 Carlos Tévez, Argentine footballer (Boca Juniors, Argentina), born in Fuerte Apache, Argentina
    1984 Nate Salley, American football player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    1985 Laurence Maroney, American football player, born in St. Louis, Missouri
    1985 Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese soccer striker (4th to score in 4 World Cups, Real Madrid), born in Funchal, Portugal
    1986 Reed Sorenson, American stock car racing driver, born in Peachtree City, Georgia
    1986 Billy Sharp, English footballer, born in Sheffield, United Kingdom
    1986 Manuel Fernandes, Portuguese footballer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
    1992 Neymar Jr., Brazilian soccer forward (world record transfer fee $263m FC Barcelona to PSG), born in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo

  13. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    King George VI dies; Elizabeth becomes queen
    On this day in 1952, after a long illness, King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies in his sleep at the royal estate at Sandringham. Princess Elizabeth, the oldest of the king's two daughters and next in line to succeed him, was in Kenya at the time of her father's death; she was... read more »
    Franco-American alliances signed »
    Ronald Reagan born »
    The "Reagan Doctrine" is announced »
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    Man United players among victims of plane crash »
    Woman claiming to be Anastasia Romanov arrives in the U.S. »
    Freed U.S. slaves depart on journey to Africa »
    Tennis great Arthur Ashe dies of AIDS »
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  14. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1926 NFL rules college students ineligible until college classes graduates
    1926 St Louis Browns acquire catcher Wally Schang from NY Yankees
    1932 1st Olympic dog sled race at Lake Placid, New York (demonstration sport)
    1936 IV Winter Olympic Games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
    1947 Compton & Arthur Morris both complete dual tons in same Test Cricket
    1948 World & European champion Barbara Ann Scott becomes the first Canadian to win a women's figure skating Olympic gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Games
    1948 Nils Karlsson wins the 50k cross country gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Swedish skiers win all 3 cross-country events at the Games
    1958 Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ted Williams becomes highest paid player in MLB when he re-signs with Boston Red Sox for $135,000
    1958 21 dead in air crash at Munich-Riem Airport; 8 players and 3 staff are from the Manchester United football team
    1967 Muhammad Ali pummels Ernie Terrell for 15 rounds to retain his world heavyweight boxing crown at Houston Astrodome; regains Terrell’s WBA belt as well
    1968 X Winter Olympic Games opens in Grenoble, France
    1970 NBA expands to 18 teams with Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston & Portland
    1971 1st time a golf ball is hit on Moon (by Alan Shepard)
    1972 Dutch speed skater Ard Schenk follows his win in the 5,000m with victory in the 1,500m, on his way to 3 gold medals at the Sapporo Winter Olympics; also wins 10,000m
    1973 Bernice Fekete skips her curling rink to 2nd straight 8-ender, Edm
    1974 3rd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
    1977 4th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 4-0
    1983 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 20-19; MVPs: Dan Fouts, San Diego Chargers, QB; John Jefferson, Green Bay Packers, WR
    1986 NJ Devil Peter McNab becomes 42nd NHLer to score 350 goals
    1990 Brett Hull becomes 1st son of NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50
    1990 Groundbreaking begins on Baltimore Orioles' new $102 million stadium
    1993 44th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: Wales beats Campbell, 16-6; MVP: Mike Gartner, NY Rangers, RW
    1993 Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
    1994 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 17-3; MVP: Andre Rison, Atlanta Falcons, WR
    1995 Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days
    1998 Twins trade Chuck Knoblauch to NY Yankees for $3M & 4 minor leaguers
    2000 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 51-31; MVP: Randy Moss, Minnesota Vikings, WR, HI
    2000 50th NHL All-Star Game, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON: World beats North America, 9-4; MVP: Pavel Bure, Florida Panthers, RW
    2005 Super Bowl XXXIX, Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, FL: New England Patriots beat Philadelphia Eagles, 24-21; MVP: Deion Branch, New England, WR
    2011 Super Bowl XLV, Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX: Green Bay Packers beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25; MVP: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, QB
    2018 Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo equals world record number of victories for a jockey - 12,844 in Rio de Janeiro

    1870 James Braid, Scottish golfer, course designer (British Open 1901, 05-06, 08, 10), born in Earlsferry, Fife (d. 1950)
    1895 Babe Ruth, American Baseball Hall of Fame slugger (MLB All-Star 1933, 34; 7 x World Series champion; 12 × AL home run leader 1918–21, 23-24, 1926–31), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1948)
    1903 John Dunning, New Zealand cricketer (NZ medium-fast bowler of 30's), born in Omaha, New Zealand (d. 1971)
    1910 George H Poyser, English football player & manager (Brentford), born in Stanton Hill, England (d. 1995)
    1911 Dooley Briscoe, South African cricketer & soldier (batted in 2 Tests for South Africa 30's), born in Johannesburg (d. 1941)
    1914 Forrest Towns, American athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 1936), born in Fitzgerald, Georgia (d. 1991)
    1919 Lindsay Tuckett, South African cricketer (son of Len, 9 Tests for South Africa 1947-49), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 2016)
    1921 Bob Scott [Robert], Rugby player (All Black, 1946-54), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2012)
    1924 Billy Wright, English football player, born in Ironbridge, United Kingdom (d. 1994)
    1927 Smokey Burgess, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Caroleen, North Carolina (d. 1991)
    1929 Sixten Jernberg, Swedish skier (Olympic gold 1956/60/64), born in Lima, Sweden (d. 2012)
    1931 Fred Trueman, England cricket fast bowler (England 67 Tests, 307 wickets), born in Stainton, England (d. 2006)
    1947 Charles Hickcox, American 200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1968), born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2010)
    1949 Manuel Orantes, Spanish tennis player (US Open-1975), born in Granada, Spain
    1949 Richie Zisk, American retired baseball player & pro scout (Chicago Cubs), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1950 Rich Glover, American NFL player, born in Bayonne, New Jersey
    1951 Marco Antônio, Brazilian footballer, born in Santos, Brazil
    1952 Richard Charsworth, Australian women field hockey head coach (Olympics 1996), born in Subiaco, Australia
    1952 Ric Charlesworth, Australian cricketer (WA opener, Aust hockey capt) and politician (Labour), born in Subiaco, Australia
    1953 Susie Hutchison, American equestrian show jumper (Olymp-96), born in Flintridge, California
    1955 Eric Money, American NBA player, born in Detroit, Michigan
    1958 Bill Dawley, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1983), born in Norwich, Connecticut
    1961 Bill Lester, American racing driver, born in Washington, D.C.
    1963 David Capel, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 15 Tests 1987-90), born in Northampton, United Kingdom
    1963 Mike Hough, Canadian NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1966 Tom Tupa, American football punter & quarterback (Cleveland Browns, NE Patriots), born in Cleveland, Ohio
    1967 Randy Hilliard, American football defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
    1968 Adolfo Valencia, Colombian footballer, born in Buenaventura, Colombia
    1969 Bob Wickman, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
    1969 James Jones, American NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens), born in Miami, Florida
    1969 Kurt Abbott, American baseball player (Florida Marlins), born in Zanesville, Ohio
    1969 Rajindra Dhanraj, Trinidad cricket leg-spinner (WI 1994-95), born in Barrackpore, Trinidad and Tobago
    1969 Tim Sherwood, English footballer & manager, born in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
    1970 Jeff Rouse, American 50m/100m backstroke swimmer (Olymp-gold/silver-92, 96), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia
    1970 Mark Hutton, Australian baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Adelaide, Australia
    1970 Per Frandsen, Danish footballer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
    1971 Brad Hogg, Australian cricketer (WA chinaman all-rounder, Australia v India 1996), born in Narrogin, Australia
    1971 Carlos Rogers, American NBA forward/center (Toronto Raptors), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1971 Lance Bade, American target shooter (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Vancouver, Washington
    1971 Mana Endo, Japanese tennis player (1996 3rd round Aust Open), born in Hiroshima, Japan
    1971 Peter Tchernyshev, Russian dance skater (with Naomi Lang), born in St Petersburg, Russia
    1972 David Binn, American NFL safety (San Diego Chargers), born in San Mateo, California
    1972 Mark Labbrook, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
    1972 Shawn Respert, American NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1973 Arie Obdam, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam), born in Venhuizen, Netherlands
    1973 Fred Miller, American football offensive tackle (St Louis Rams), born in Houston, Texas
    1973 Lulama Masikazana, South African cricket wicket-keeper (Kwazulu for E Province), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 2011)
    1974 Nathan Davis, American football defensive lineman (Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys), born in Hartford, Connecticut
    1974 Olaf Lindenbergh, Dutch football player (Ajax, De Graafschap), born in Purmerend, Netherlands
    1975 Chad Allen, American baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Dallas, Texas
    1976 Kim Zmeskal, American gymnast (Olympic-92), born in Houston, Texas
    1976 Tanja Frieden, Swiss snowboarder, born in Bern, Switzerland
    1977 Jason Euell, English footballer, born in Lambeth, London
    1981 Ty Warren, American football defensive lineman, born in Bryan, Texas
    1983 Brodie Croyle, American football player, born in Rainbow City, Alabama
    1983 S. Sreesanth, Indian cricketer, born in Kothamangalam, India
    1983 Jamie Whincup, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne, Australia
    1984 Darren Bent, English footballer, born in Tooting, England
    1985 Yang Yu, Chinese swimmer, born in Hangzhou, China
    1985 Joji Kato, Japanese speed skater, born in Yamagata, Japan
    1985 Kris Humphries, American basketball player, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
    1986 Brendan Taylor, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Harare, Zimbabwe
    1989 Craig Cathcart, Irish soccer defender (45 caps; Watford), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland

  15. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1884 Canadian Rugby Football Union forms
    1893 Vanderbilt University claims it participated in the first organised intercollegiate basketball game at the Nashville YMCA Gymnasium; Vanderbilt beats YMCA, 9-3
    1903 VVV '03 soccer club is established in the Dutch southeastern city of Venlo
    1908 Connie Mack sells hurler Rube Waddell to St Louis Browns for $5,000
    1942 1st indoor 15' pole vault (Cornelius Warmerdam 15' 3/8")
    1948 After winning Lake Placid (1932) and Garmisch-Partenkirchen (1936) Olympic ski jumping gold medals, Birger Ruud comes out of retirement to win silver in St. Moritz in a Norwegian medal sweep
    1949 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000 a year baseball player for the New York Yankees
    1958 Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc
    1959 Dorothy Rigney sells White Sox to Bill Veeck for a reported $27M
    1969 Diane Crump becomes 1st woman jockey at a major US racetrack (Hialeah)
    1972 Dutch Olympic 1,500m and 5,000m speed skating champion Ard Schenk wins his 3rd gold medal at the Sapporo Winter Games when he takes out the 10,000m
    1973 1st time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
    1976 Toronto center Darryl Sittler sets NHL record with 10 points in a Maple Leafs' 11-4 win over Boston at Maple Leaf Gardens; 6 goals, 4 assists
    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, Chicago Stadium: East beats West, 138-133; MVP: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, F
    1988 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 15-6; MVP: Bruce Smith, Buffalo Bills, DE
    1989 40th NHL All-Star Game, Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton: Campbell Conference beats Wales Conference, 9-5; MVP: Wayne Gretzky, LA Kings, C
    1989 Tennis superstar Björn Borg apparently attempts suicide in Milan
    1991 Bob Knight, Larry O'Brien, Tiny Archibald, Dave Cowens, Harry Gallatin & Larry Fleisher elected to NBA Hall of Fame
    1992 Mike Tyson testifies in his rape trial
    1993 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 23-20; MVP: Steve Tasker, Buffalo Bills, WR
    1998 XVIII Winter Olympic Games open in Nagano, Japan
    1998 NHL's Dallas Stars retire Neal Broten's #7
    1999 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 23-10; Keyshawn Johnson, NY Jets, QB; Ty Law, New England Patriots, CB
    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, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Miami, FL; New Orleans Saints beat Indianapolis Colts, 31-17; MVP: Drew Brees, New Orleans, QB

    1902 Ethelda Blebtrey, 100m swimmer (Olympic gold 1920), born in Waterford, New York
    1908 Clarence "Buster" Crabbe, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1932) and actor (Tarzan the Fearless, Flash Gordon), born in Oakland, California (d. 1983)
    1909 Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Flem cyclist (champ sprinter 1932-37) [OS]
    1919 Ilse Pausin, Austrian figure skating pairs (Olympic silver 1936)
    1921 Athol Rowan, cricketer (brother of Eric, South African off-spinner)
    1927 Vladimir Kuts, Russian runner (d. 1975)
    1928 Alphonse "Al" Smith [Fuzzy Smith], American MLB outfielder and third baseman (Cleveland Indians), born in Kirkwood, Missouri (d. 2002)
    1933 John Anderton, English footballer
    1938 Juan Pizarro, baseball player
    1945 Gerald Davies, British rugby player
    1945 Pete Postlethwaite, actor (The Boxer)
    1949 Sunil Wettimuny, cricket (Sri Lanka open batsman 1975-79 World Cups)
    1949 Paulo César Carpegiani, Brazilian footballer and coach
    1950 Burt Hooton, baseball player
    1950 Marilyn Cochran, skier (Olympics 1972), born in Burlington, Vermont
    1951 Benny Ayala, baseball player
    1951 Manfred Schumann, German FR, bobsled (Olympic-silver/bronze-1976)
    1953 Robert Brazile "Dr. Doom", NFL player (Houston Oilers), born in Mobile, Alabama
    1953 Dan Quisenberry, American MLB player (5-time AL saves leader), born in Santa Monica, California, (d. 1998)
    1955 Charlie Puleo, baseball player
    1957 Carney Lansford, baseball player
    1957 Damaso Garcia, baseball player
    1959 Sammy Lee, British soccer player
    1962 Alan Sippy, cricketer (dashing Bombay lefty batsman of 1980's)
    1963 Roland Lefebvre, cricket pace bowler (Glamorgan & Holland)
    1964 Cynthia "Sippy" Woodhead, swimmer (Olympic silver 1984), born in Riverside, California
    1964 Gretchen Magers, Pittsburgh PA/San Antonio TX, tennis star
    1965 Reginald Thal, soccer player (MVV)
    1966 Kristin Otto, German swimmer (6 Olympic gold 1988), born in Leipzig, Germany
    1967 Joseph Tilford Leigh Greene, long jumper (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Dayton, Ohio
    1967 Richie Burnett, Welsh darts player (BDO World Darts Champion 1995), born in Cwmparc, Rhondda, Wales
    1968 Martin Sinner, Koblenz Germany, tennis star (1990 Pretoria)
    1968 Peter Bondra, Lutsk Ukr, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
    1969 Bucky Richardson, US football quarterback (Houston Oilers)
    1969 Fiona Robinson-Hannan, Australian basketball player (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Perth, Western Australia
    1970 Chris Gardocki, NFL punter (Indianapolis Colts)
    1970 Denis Chasse, NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1970 Stanley Roberts, NBA center (LA Clippers, Minn Timberwolves)
    1971 Andrew Currey, Australian javelin thrower (Olympics 1996)
    1971 Marvin Graves, CFL quarterback (Montreal Alouettes)
    1972 Aftab Habib, cricketer (Leicestershire righty batsman 1996)
    1972 John Slaney, St John's, NHL defenseman (LA Kings)
    1972 Alex Bassi, American race car driver
    1973 Billy Baumhoff, soccer midfielder/forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in St Louis, Missouri
    1973 Juwan Howard, NBA forward/center (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
    1973 Kristin Godridge, Traralgon Aust, tennis star (1993 Futures-Singapore)
    1973 Leanne Schuster, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1995), born in Mesa, Arizona
    1973 Sonia Paquette, St-Janvier Quebec, hurdler (Olympics 1996)
    1973 Tim Bowens, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
    1974 Ryan Phillips, linebacker (NY Giants)
    1974 Steve Nash, Canadian NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, LA Lakers), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
    1975 Alexandre Daigle, NHL center (Ottawa Senators), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1975 Marika Lehtimaki, ice hockey center (Finland, Olympics 1998)
    1976 Terry Battle, running back (Detroit Lions)
    1976 Sreto Ristić, German footballer
    1977 Christine Scheels, New Berlin Wis, speed skater (Olympics 1994)
    1977 Hillary Wolf, extra lightweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1978 Daniel Van Buyten, Belgian footballer
    1978 Endy Chávez, baseball player
    1979 Jon Leicester, American baseball player
    1983 Christian Klien, Austrian racing driver
    1983 Teshome Getu, Ethiopian footballer
    1983 Georgios Gougoulias, Greek footballer
    1988 Matthew Stafford, American college football player
    1990 Steven Stamkos, Canadian ice hockey player
    1992 Miguel Andres Matienzo Guerra, Mexican athlete

  16. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    The Beatles arrive in New York
    On February 7, 1964, Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight 101 from London Heathrow lands at New York's Kennedy Airport–and "Beatlemania" arrives. It was the first visit to the United States by the Beatles, a British rock-and-roll quartet that had just scored its first No. 1 U.S. hit six days before wi... read more »
    European Union treaty signed »
    Benjamin Franklin publishes "An Imaginary Speech" »
    Full U.S.-Cuba embargo is announced »
    Plea bargaining gains favor in American courts »
    Forensic evidence solves a crime »
    The Great Baltimore Fire begins »
    Josef Mengele, known as the "Angel of Death," dies »
    Earthquake causes fluvial tsunami in Mississippi »
    Navy captain becomes the first human to perform an untethered space walk »
    President George W. Bush announces plan for "faith-based initiatives" »
  17. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    Americans secure Guadalcanal
    On this day in 1943, Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, leaving the island in Allied possession after a prolonged campaign. The American victory paved the way for other Allied wins in the Solomon Islands. Guadalcanal is the largest of the Solomons, a group of 992 islands and atolls, 347 of which ... read more »
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    "The Birth of A Nation" opens, glorifying the KKK »
    Del Shannon, a '60s songwriter, dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound »
    Jack Nicholson smashes windshield in episode of road rage »
    Three protestors die in the Orangeburg Massacre »
    Battle of Roanoke Island »
    Cardinal Mindszenty of Hungary sentenced »
    First execution by lethal gas »
    Irish race horse stolen »
    Mary, Queen of Scots beheaded »
    President Cleveland signs the Dawes Act »
    New England digs out after blizzard »
    Peter the Great dies »
    The Russo-Japanese War begins »
    Spud Webb wins dunk contest »
  18. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1908 Wilhelmina '08 soccer team forms in Weert, Netherlands
    1932 American speed skater Irving Jaffee wins the 10,000m at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; clinches distance double after also taking out the 5,000m
    1936 1936 NFL Draft (first ever): Jay Berwanger from University of Chicago first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
    1936 1st ski jumping tournament, Red Wing, Minnesota
    1936 1st successful Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher vs Rangers
    1936 German alpine skier Christi Cranz wins the inaugural Olympic women’s combined gold medal at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games ahead of team mate Käthe Grasegger
    1945 Paul Brown agrees to coach the new American football expansion team in Cleveland, which would later be named the Cleveland Browns after their coach
    1948 V Winter Olympic Games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
    1948 Canada wins its 5th Olympic ice hockey gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Games; Canadians complete round-robin event undefeated with forward Wally Halder tournament top scorer with 29 points
    1948 Canada beats Switzerland, 3-0 to regain the Olympic ice hockey title at the St. Moritz Winter Games; forward Walter Halder top scores with 29 points in Canada’s 5th Olympic title
    1960 Boston Celtic Bill Russell becomes 1st NBAer with 50 rebounds (51)
    1963 AFL's Dallas Texans become KC Chiefs
    1967 Longest losing streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (10 games)
    1975 Pete Maravich scores 47 points as the New Orleans Jazz end a 28 game NBA road losing streak with a 106-102 win over the Hawks in Atlanta
    1975 Caps only got one shot in a period against Islanders
    1982 Dodgers trade Davey Lopes to A's breaking up the longest-playing infield (Cey-Russell-Lopes-Garvey)
    1983 35th NHL All-Star Game, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale: Campbell Conference beats Wales Conference, 9-3; MVP: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers, C
    1983 Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino
    1983 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period
    1984 XIV Winter Olympic Games open in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
    1984 A's take Yankees pitcher Tim Belcher as Type A free agent compensation
    1985 1st-class cricket debut of Jimmy Adams (age 17), Jamaica v Barbados
    1985 Bruce Morris, Marshall Univ, makes a 92' 5½" basketball shot
    1985 Michael Gross swims world record 800m freestyle (7:38.75)
    1986 5' 7" Spud Webb of Atlanta Hawks wins NBA Slam Dunk Competition
    1987 37th NBA All-Star Game, Kingdome, Seattle, WA: West beats East, 154-149 (OT); MVP: Tom Chambers, Seattle SuperSonics, C
    1989 American jockey Chris Antley begins record of 64 consecutive winning days
    1991 Roger Clemens signs record $5,380,250 per year Red Sox contract
    1992 XVI Winter Olympic Games opens in Albertville, France
    1994 Jack Nicholson uses a golf club to attack a car
    1996 NFL & Cleveland allows Art Modell to move his NFL franchise to Balt but he had to leave the Browns' name behind
    1998 Finland beats Sweden, 6-0 at the Aqua Wing Arena in Nagano, Japan in the first female ice hockey game played in Olympic history
    1998 48th NBA All-Star Game, Madison Square Garden, NYC: East beats West, 135-114; MVP: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, F
    Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
    1998 NHL stops season stops to accommodate the Nagano Winter Olympics; returns February 24
    2002 IXX Winter Olympic Games open in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
    2004 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 55-52; MVP: Mark Bulger, St. Louis Rams, QB, HI
    2004 54th NHL All-Star Game, Xcel Energy Centre, Saint Paul, MN: East beats West, 6-4; MVP: Joe Sakic, Colorado Avalanche, C
    NHL Legend Joe Sakic
    2009 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 30-21; MVP: Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals, WR
    2014 Ole Einar Bjørndalen equals the Winter Olympics medal record with 12
    2014 Netherlands sweeps the medals in the men's 5,000m speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Sven Kramer retains title (Vancouver (2010) ahead of team mates Jan Blokhuijsen and Jorrit Bergsma
    2014 Slopestyle snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; American Sage Kotsenburg is inaugural men's gold medallist
    2014 Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe claim gold and silver medals in the moguls freestyle skiing event at the Sochi Winter Olympics; first Canadian sisters to stand together on the podium
    2018 Noriaki Kasai of Japan becomes first athlete in history to participate in 8 Winter Olympics in the ski jumping qualification prior to the Pyeongchang Games
    2019 Fire at Ninho de Urubu football training center for Flamengo football club, Rio de Janeiro, kills 10

    1877 Helen Homans, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1906), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 1949)
    1884 Reginald "Snowy" Baker, Australian boxer (Olympic silver middleweight 1908), rugby union halfback (2 caps) and actor (The Sword of Valor), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1953)
    1901 Janina Spychajowa-Kurkowska, Polish women's world champion archer
    1914 Bert Haas, baseball player
    1920 Buddy Blattner, baseball player
    1921 Hoot Evers, American MLB player, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1991)
    1922 Joeri Averbach, Russian chess grandmaster
    1924 Joe Black, baseball player
    1925 Raimondo d'Inzeo, It, equestrian (Olympic gold/2 silver/3 bronze-1948-76)
    1929 Roger Byrne, English soccer fullback (33 caps; Manchester United 245 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Manchester, Lancashire (d. 1958)
    1930 Catherine Hardy, Carollton Ga, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1952)
    1936 Cletis Boyer, 3rd baseman (NY Yankees)
    1936 Manohar Hardikar, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests India v WI 1958-59)
    1937 Manfred Krug, Duisburg Germany, actor (Boxer)
    1942 Fritz Peterson, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
    1943 Bob Oliver, baseball player
    1947 Sam Gannon, cricketer (Austr lefty quick, 3 Tests v India 1977-78)
    1949 Scott Allen, USA, skater (Olympic bronze 1964)
    1951 Camille LaPierre, NHLer
    1959 Heinz Gunthardt, Swiss tennis star
    1959 Irina Kalinina, USSR, springboard diver (Olympic gold 1980)
    1960 Dino Ciccarelli, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (most goals for NHL undrafted player, 608), born in Sarnia, Ontario
    1960 Linda Fratianne, figure skater (Olympic silver 1980), born in Los Angeles, California
    1963 Mohammad Azharuddin, cricketer (elegant Indian batsman 1984-)
    1963 Raleigh MCkenzie, NFL center/guard (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
    1964 Dennis Gibson, NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
    1965 Lee Knight, CFL full back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
    1965 Rod Bernstine, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
    1965 Terry McDaniel, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders, LA Raiders)
    1966 Alex Antonitsch, Austrian tennis player, born in Villach, Austria
    1966 Kirk Muller, Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
    1966 Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgarian footballer
    1967 Yvon Corriveau, Ontario, NHL left wing (Wash Caps)
    1968 Joy Fawcett, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Inglewood, California
    1968 Ron Goetz, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
    1970 Alonzo Mourning, NBA center (Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets)
    1970 Cameron Cuffy, cricketer (St Vincent & WI fast bowler 1994-)
    1970 John Filan, Australian footballer
    1972 Adrian Rollins, cricketer (Derbyshire batsman, bro of Robert of Essex)
    1972 Marcus Pollard, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
    1973 Andreas Gliatis, soccer player (NEC)
    1973 Dave Dopek, Bolingbrook Illinois, 200m runner
    1973 Eric Kresser, quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
    1973 Michelle Brogan, Australian basketball forward (Olympic bronze 1996)
    1973 Tom King, Australian 470 class sailor (Olympics 1996)
    1974 Ulises de la Cruz, Ecuadorian footballer
    1975 Damon Denson, guard (New England Patriots)
    1976 Holly Manthei, soccer midfielder/forward (Olympics 1996), born in Edina, Minnesota
    1976 Jim Parque, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Norwalk, California
    1976 Khaled Mashud, Bangladeshi cricketer
    1976 Adam Piatt, American baseball player
    1978 Christa Williams, softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Houston, Texas
    1979 Aaron Cook, American baseball player, born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky
    1980 Stephen Wright, English footballer
    1982 Eric Alexander, American football player
    1984 Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Greek basketball player
    1987 Carolina Kostner, Italian European champion figure skater
    1990 Bethany Hamilton, Pro-surfer (Soul Surfer), born in Lihue Hawaii
    1990 Klay Thompson, American basketball guard (3-time NBA champion GS Warriors 2015, 17, 18, Olympic gold 2016), born in Los Angeles, California

  19. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    Satchel Paige nominated to Baseball Hall of Fame
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