1921 Yankees purchase 20 acres in Bronx for Yankee Stadium
1931 Malcolm Campbell sets world land speed record speed of 246.08 mph driving his famous Blue Bird car at Daytona Beach, Florida
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
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 to build
1956 Finland goes 1-2 in the ski jumping at the Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Olympics; Antti Hyvärinen takes gold ahead of teammate Aulis Kallakorpi
1958 Test cricket debut of outstanding West Indian spin bowler Lance Gibbs, 2nd Test v Pakistan in 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, vice-president, general manager, and head coach of NFL Washington Redskins
1970 1st Test Cricket ton of Barry Richards, 126, 164 balls, 20 fours 1 six
1970 Test Cricket debut of John Traicos, South Africa v Australia, Durban
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 West Indian spin bowler Lance Gibbs & Australian opening batsman Ian Redpath, 6th Test in Melbourne
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
1992 Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Dilip Vengsarkar
1992 Mike Whitney career-best 7-27 at WACA in Test Cricket win v India
1995 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 41-13; MVP: Marshall Faulk, Indianapolis Colts, RB, HI
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

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