1899 Future England cricket captain Pelham Warner scores an unbeaten 132 on his Test debut in a 32 run win over South Africa in the 1st Test in Johannesburg
1899 Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur Iceland’s first football club is founded
1900 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 5-4 to take challenge series, 3-1
1912 VSV soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
1926 Suzanne Lenglen defeats US champion Helen Wills in influential tennis match in Cannes, France
1936 IV Winter Olympic Games close in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
1950 Writers fail to elect anyone to Baseball’s Hall of Fame
1952 Ian Craig makes NSW cricket debut aged 16 years 249 days (NSW record)
1952 United States goes 1-2 in the 500m speed skating at the Olso Winter Olympics with Ken Henry taking gold ahead of teammate Don McDermott; Norwegian Hjalmar Anderson dominates remaining 3 speed skating events
1966 End of Wally Grout’s Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Australian wicketkeeper
1967 NY Yankees pitcher Red Ruffing elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1968 Italy completes the bobsleigh double at the Grenoble Winter Olympics with victory in the 4-man; Eugenio Monti and Luciano de Paolis double up for gold winning 2-man earlier
1969 Detroit Red Wings’ captain Alex Delvecchio picks up an assist in a 6-2 defeat at Minnesota to become the 3rd player in NHL history to score 1,000 career points
1972 Test Cricket debut of Lawrence Rowe WI v NZ Kingston, 214 & 100
1975 Washington Capitals 1st NHL shutout, beating KC Scouts 3-0
1975 17th Daytona 500: Benny Parsons wins after Cale Yarborough sends race leader David Pearson spinning on the backstretch; Parsons avoids the accident and takes the victory
1984 Bill Johnson becomes first American to win an Olympic downhill skiing gold at the Sarajevo Games; beats Swiss Peter Müller by 0.27s
1984 NJ Devils 1st OT goal, Jan Ludvig beats Hartford Whalers 6-5
1984 Swedish cross country skier Gunde Svan takes his 2nd gold medal of the Sarajevo Winter Olympics in the 4 x 10k relay; also wins 15k gold
1984 Swedish cross country skier Thomas Wassberg wins 2nd career gold medal in 4 x 10k relay at Sarajevo Winter Olympics; 2nd of 4 career gold; 15k Lake Placid (1980), 50k Sarajevo, relay Calgary (1988)
1984 Canadian speed skater Gaétan Boucher takes out the 1,500m at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics, his second gold medal of the Games; also wins the 1,000m
1985 Largest NBA crowd to date, 43,816, sees Philadelphia at Detroit
1985 Livingston Bramble defeats Ray ”Boom Boom” Mancini to win WBA Lightweight championship, in Buffalo, New York
1985 NJ Devils score their fastest hat trick in 42 seconds
1986 Dutch speed skater Hein Vergeer becomes World Allround champion for the second time
1992 34th Daytona 500: Davey Allison joins father Bobby as a race winner; Richard Petty and A.J. Foyt’s final drives in the event
1993 Sandra Völker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.33 sec)
1997 39th Daytona 500: Hendrick Motorsports posts a 1-2-3 finish with Jeff Gordon winning the race, ahead of Terry Labonte and Ricky Craven
2001 Mathieu Schneider of the Los Angeles Kings becomes the first defenseman in history to score a goal against all 30 NHL teams as LA beats Minnesota, 4-0
2003 45th Daytona 500: Michael Waltrip wins for the second time in 3 years; race ends after 109 laps when rain pours on the track
2004 The Pittsburgh Penguins lose their 12th consecutive home game, a NHL record
2005 2004-05 NHL season is cancelled by Commissioner Gary Bettman; first time a North American professional sports league has called off a season due to labor dispute
2014 Netherlands sweeps the medals in the women’s 1,500m speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Jorien ter Mors wins gold ahead of teammates Ireen Wüst and Lotte van Beek
2014 At age 36, American Bode Miller becomes the oldest medalist in Olympic alpine skiing history when he ties for bronze in the super-G in Sochi
2018 Sochi (2014) Olympic downhill champion Matthias Mayer of Austria wins the super-G gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Games
2018 Swiss cross country skier Dario Cologna wins 4th career Olympic gold medal in the 15k freestyle in Pyeongchang; wins event in Vancouver (2010), and 15k classical & 30k skiathlon in Sochi (2014)
2019 Needing 78 for an unlikely victory, Sri Lanka’s Kusal Perera 153no and Vishwa Fernando 6no put on a record 10th wicket stand for a 1 wicket win vs South Africa in the 1st cricket Test in Durban
2020 NBA All Star Game, United Center, Chicago, IL: Team LeBron beats Team Giannis, 157-155; MVP: Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers, F

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