1924 Great Britain clinch inaugural Olympic curling gold medal with a 46-4 win over France at the Chamonix Games
1924 Norway’s Thorleif Haug claims first of 3 gold medals at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; wins 50k cross country in a Norwegian sweep of the medals; also 18k and Nordic combined champion
1928 Australian Championships Women’s Tennis, Sydney: Daphne Akhurst wins 3rd title; beats Esna Boyd 7-5, 6-2
1928 Australian Championships Men’s Tennis: Frenchman Jean Borotra wins his only Australian title; beats Jack Cummings of Australia 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3
1933 Australian Championships Women’s Tennis, Melbourne: Joan Hartigan Bathurst beats Coral McInnes Buttsworth 6-4, 6-3
1933 Australian Championships Men’s Tennis: Jack Crawford wins his 3rd straight Australian title; beats Keith Gledhill of the US 2-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-2
1934 Former Australian cricket spin bowler Bert Ironmonger ends Sheffield Shield career age 51 years 298 days as Victoria draws with NSW at the Sydney Cricket Ground
1936 New owners of baseball’s Boston Braves survey newspaper journalists to pick a new team nickname; known as ‘Bees’ in 1940 but return to ‘Braves’ in 1941
1937 Australian Championships Women’s Tennis: Nancye Wynne Bolton wins her first of 6 Australian singles titles; beats Emily Hood Westacott 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
1937 Australian Championships Men’s Tennis: Vivian McGrath wins his only Grand Slam singles event; beats fellow Australian John Bromwich 6-3, 1-6, 6-0, 2-6, 6-1
1948 V Winter Olympic Games open in St Moritz, Switzerland
1950 Australian Championships Women’s Tennis: In an all-American final Louise Brough beats Doris Hart 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 for her only Australian singles title
1950 Australian Championships Men’s Tennis: Frank Sedgman retains title; beats fellow Australian Ken McGregor 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
1956 Australian Championships Women’s Tennis: Mary Carter Reitano beats fellow Australian Thelma Coyne Long 3-6, 6-2, 9-7 for her 1st Australian singles title
1956 Hallgeir Brenden of Norway wins Olympic 15k cross country gold medal at the Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Games; his 2nd career Olympic title after taking out the 18k event in Oslo (1952)
1956 Soviet 500m speed skating champion Yevgeni Grishin wins 2nd gold medal of the Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Olympics when he dead heats teammate Yuri Mikhatlov in the 1,500m in world record 2:08.6
1958 MLB Commissioner Ford Frick announces that players and coaches, rather than fans, will vote on selections for the All-Star Game; vote returns to the fans in 1970
1968 1968 NFL Draft: Ron Yary from USC first pick by Minnesota Vikings
1971 Dennis Lillee takes 5-84 in his 1st Test bowl, v England
1971 UCLA starts 88 basketball game winning streak
1973 26th NHL All-Star Game, Madison Square Garden, NYC: Eastern Division beats Western Division, 5-4; MVP: Greg Polis, Pittsburgh Penguins, LW
1973 1973 NFL Draft: John Matuszak from University of Tampa first pick by Houston Oilers
1978 Addie Joss & Larry MacPhail elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1983 Hilbert van Thumb becomes European skating champ
1983 Super Bowl XVII, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Washington Redskins beat Miami Dolphins, 27-17; MVP: John Riggins, Washington, RB
1988 Hansie Cronje gets a pair in 2nd 1st-class game (OFS v N Tvl)
1989 Last day of 1st class cricket for Dav Whatmore
1994 Péter Lékó becomes the youngest chess grand master.
1996 Future Basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson comes out of a 5 year retirement; helps LA Lakers to 128-118 win over Golden State at the Great Western Forum with 19 points, 8 rebounds & 10 assists
1998 All-Star Fla Marlin catcher Darren Daulton, retires
2000 Super Bowl XXXIV, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA: St. Louis Rams beat Tennessee Titans, 23-16; MVP: Kurt Warner, St. Louis, QB
2005 Australian Open Men’s Tennis: Marat Safin of Russia wins his second and final Grand Slam title; beats local hero Lleyton Hewitt 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
2011 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 55-41; MVP: DeAngelo Hall, Washington Redskins, DB
2011 58th NHL All-Star Game, RBC Centre, Raleigh, NC: Team Lidstrom beats Team Staal, 11-10; MVP: Patrick Sharp, Chicago, LW
2016 Australian Open Women’s Tennis: Angelique Kerber of Germany wins her first major title; beats Serena Williams 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
2018 Houston forward James Harden puts up highest scoring triple-double in NBA history (60 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists) as the Rockets beat Orlando Magic, 114-107 in Houston

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