1905 1st race meet at Oaklawn Park (Hot Springs, Ark)
1916 NY Yankees buy Frank ”Home Run” Baker from the Athletics for $37,500
1921 Arthur Mailey completes 9-121 v England, Australian Test Cricket rec
1930 Wenona Mustangs beat Toluca Wildcats in Illinois Basketball Tournament in 10 overtimes, 26-22
1931 Spring training site of NY Yankees in St Petersburg is renamed Miller Huggins Field in honor of the team’s late manager
1932 III Winter Olympic Games close at Lake Placid, New York
1932 Australia beat South Africa in cricket by an innings in 5 hrs 53 min playing time
1932 American brothers Hubert and Curtis Stevens beat the 8-nation field to win the 2-man bobsleigh gold medal at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics
1936 Great Britain’s 0-0 tie with the US is enough to clinch their first ever Olympic ice hockey gold medal at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games; breaks Canada’s 4 straight Games golden streak
1952 Giant slalom event for men debuts at the Winter Olympics at Oslo Games; Stein Erikson of Norway wins gold ahead of Austrians Christian Pravda and Toni Spiß
1958 Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by June Markham/Courtney Jones GRB
1961 Australia beat West Indies 2-1 in one of best Test Cricket series ever
1963 1st US female world figure skating champ (Tenley Albright)
1966 Kees Verkerk becomes world champion all-round skater
1968 Biathlon 4 x 7.5k relay debuts at the Grenoble Winter Olympics with the Soviet Union taking the gold medal ahead of Norway and Sweden
1968 Fred Anton Maier of Norway skates a world record 7:22.4 in winning the 5,000m at the Grenoble Winter Olympics; Dutch 1,500m champion Kees Verkerk is just 0.8s behind for silver
1972 Newly-formed NHL franchise New York Islanders hire Bill Torrey as their first General Manager
1973 Friendsville Academy (Tenn) ends 138-game basketball losing streak
1976 XII Winter Olympic Games close in Innsbruck, Austria
1978 England all out 64 for 1st loss to NZ in cricket (Geoffrey Boycott captain)
1980 Wayne Gretzy assists on NHL-record-tieing 7 goals
1980 East German speed skater Karin Enke wins first of 3 career Olympic gold medals with victory in the 500m at Lake Placid Winter; wins 1,000m & 1,500m in Sarajevo (1984)
1980 Soviet cross-country skier Raisa Smetanina claims her 3rd of 4 career Olympic gold medals in the 5k event at Lake Placid; also wins 10k and relay gold (Innsbruck 1976) and relay (Albertville 1992)
1981 23rd Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins record 7th title at Daytona, beating Bobby Allison to the line by 3.5 seconds
1982 Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), begins streak of 63 consecutive free throw
1984 An East German sweep of the medals in the women’s 3,000m speed skating at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; Andrea Schöne takes gold ahead of teammates Karin Enke and Gabi Zange
1986 44,180 largest NBA crowd to date-Philadelphia at Detroit
1987 Nikolai Guljajev becomes world champion skater
1987 PGA Seniors’ Championship Men’s Golf, PGA National GC: Chi-Chi Rodríguez wins his second and final Champions Tour major title by 1 stroke from Dale Douglass
1990 Baseball owners lock out players
1991 Troy State sets NCAA Div II record with 103 points in 2nd half routing DeVry Institute 187-117
1994 Tom Barrasso becomes winningest US born goalie in NHL history, as the Pittsburgh Penguins win, 5-3 over visiting Winnipeg; passes record of 252 career wins set by Frank Brimsek
2004 46th Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins exactly 6 years to the day after his father Dale Earnhardt Sr. won his first and only Daytona 500 in 1998
2009 51st Daytona 500: Matt Kenseth wins shortened race; called off with 48 laps to go after a severe rainstorm hits the track
2014 World champion Aleksandr Tretyakov of Russia wins the men’s skeleton gold medal at his home Sochi Winter Olympics
2014 Polish ski jumper Kamil Stoch wins his 2nd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics in the men’s large hill event; also wins normal hill gold
2015 64th NBA All-Star Game, Madison Square Garden, NYC: West beats East, 163-158; MVP: Russell Westbrook, OKC Thunder, G
2018 German figure skaters Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot set new ISU best free skating score of 159.31 on their way to pairs gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
2018 IBU Female Rookie of the Year, Hanna Öberg of Sweden wins 15k individual biathlon gold medal with 4 clean shootings at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; first victory and podium of her career
2018 German women’s luge singles champion Natalie Geisenberger and men’s doubles winners Tobias Wendl & Tobias Arlt earn their 2nd Olympic gold medals in Pyeongchang in the team relay event
2018 Vancouver (2010) Olympic super-G champion Aksul Lund Svindal of Sweden wins the downhill gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Games
2018 Sochi (2014) Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the US wins the giant slalom at the Pyeongchang Winter Games; also takes combined silver
2018 Frenchman Pierre Vaultier retains his Olympic snowboard cross title (Sochi 2014) with a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Games
2018 Denver’s Serbian center Nikola Jokić records fastest triple double in NBA history (14 minutes, 33 seconds) in the Nuggets’ 134-123 win at Milwaukee; Jokić finishes with 30 points, 17 assists, 15 rebounds

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