1851 Inaugural 1st-class cricket match in Australia; Tasmania v Victoria in Launceston; Tasmania wins by 3 wickets
1878 1st US bicycle club, Boston Bicycle Club, forms
1908 Australia regain the Ashes with a 308 run cricket victory vs England
1928 II Winter Olympic Games open in St Moritz, Switzerland
1948 Billy Griffith scores cricket century on debut Eng v WI, out for 140
1948 Test cricket debut of Frank Worrell for the West Indies vs. England at Port-of-Spain
1949 Willie Pep recaptures world featherweight boxing title
1950 Englishman Jack Holden wins Empire Games marathon in Auckland, New Zealand in 2:32:57; runs last 9 miles barefoot after his shoes fell apart during the race
1952 2nd NBA All-Star Game, Boston Garden: East beats West, 108-91; MVP: Paul Arizin, Philadelphia Warriors, F
1959 Vinoo Mankad ends his final Test Cricket (v WI at Delhi)
1965 Braves propose to pay 5 cents from each ticket to bring a new team to Milwaukee
1969 Diana Crump becomes 1st US woman jockey to ride against men, Hialelah
1971 Montreal Canadien John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal
1973 1st sub 17-min 1,500m female free style swim (Shane Gould 16m56.9s)
1973 Philadelphia 76ers lose their 20th NBA game in a row
1974 Minnesota Twins pitcher Dick Woodson is first of 48 to invoke Major League Baseball’s new arbitration rule
1974 First Major League Baseball arbitration case; Minnesota Twins pitcher Dick Woodson seeking $29,000 wins; Twins offered $23,000
1976 John Curry wins Britain’s first Olympic gold medal in figure skating at Innsbruck Winter Games; finishes men’s singles ahead of Soviet skater Vladimir Kovalyov and Canadian Toller Cranston
1985 Kent Hrbek signs 5-year $6 million contract with Minnesota Twins
1985 Wasim Akram takes 10 wickets in his 2nd Test Cricket, NZ still wins
1987 England beat Australia 2-0 to win cricket’s World Series Cup
1990 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
1995 Danyon Loader swims world record 400m freestyle (340.46)
1995 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.55 sec)
1995 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
2001 50th NBA All-Star Game, MCI Centre, Washington, D.C.: East beats West, 111-110; MVP: Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers, G
2014 Slopestyle freestyle skiing event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; Canadian Dara Howell is inaugural women’s gold medallist
2018 Dutchman Sven Kramer becomes only male speed skater to win same Olympic event 3 times, claiming gold in the 5,000m at Pyongchang; first man to win total 8 Olympic medals in the sport
2018 Norway sweeps the medals in the Olympic 30k cross country skiathlon at Pyeongchang; Simen Hegstad Krüger wins gold ahead of teammates Martin Johnsrud Sundby & Hans Christer Holund

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