1899 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Victorias beat Winnipeg Victorias, 3-2 to sweep series, 2-0 for CAHL
1928 USA 2 beats USA 1 by 0.5s for the 5-man bobsleigh gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Germany 2 takes bronze
1928 Johan Grøttumsbråten of Norway wins the Nordic combined gold at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; doubles up with the 18k cross country gold the previous day
1928 Norway goes 1-2 in the ski jumping at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics with Alf Andersen taking gold ahead of Sigmund Ruud
1932 Sonja Henie wins her 6th straight World Women’s figure skating title
1936 NHL record 32 points scored, NY Americans (28) & Mont Maroons (24)
1943 A syndicate headed by New York lumberman William D Cox buys MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies for $850,000; 33 year-old Cox is youngest owner in baseball
1944 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall signs a contract to play baseball with the Cincinnati Reds just one day after playing in a high school basketball game; debuts later that year
1951 3 City College of NY basketball players admit to accepting bribes
1952 Norwegian speed skater Hjalmar Anderson wins his 3rd gold medal of the Oslo Winter Olympics when he claims the 10,000m in Olympic record 16:45.8; also wins gold in 1,500m and 5,000m
1960 VIII Winter Olympic Games open in Squaw Valley, California
1960 Walter O’Malley, LA Dodger owner, purchases Chavez Ravine for $494,000
1961 Henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater
1962 4th Daytona 500: Race winner Fireball Roberts dominates the event, leading 144 of the 200 laps
1967 Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers
1968 X Winter Olympic Games close in Grenoble, France
1968 After winning men’s luge singles Olympic gold medal in Innsbruck (1964), Thomas Köhler of Germany teams with Klaus Bonsack to take out the doubles in Grenoble
1969 Doug Walters scores 2nd innings century after 242 in 1st
1977 West Indies cricket fast bowlers Joel Garner (4/130) and (Colin Croft 3/85) debut in drawn 1st Test v Pakistan at Bridgetown, Barbados
1978 1st Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona, Hawaii
1979 21st Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins after race leaders Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison collide with each other on final lap; first 500 mile race broadcast from start to finish
1980 Soviet figure skater Irina Rodnina wins her 3rd consecutive Olympic pairs title at Lake Placid; gold medals with husband Alexander Zaitsev (1976, 80) and Alexei Ulanov (1972)
1980 East German cross country skier Barbara Petzold wins first of 2 gold medals at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics in women’s 10k; also takes gold as part of 4 x 5k relay team
1983 Indiana Pacers lose, 121-94 in Milwaukee; begin a 28 NBA game losing streak on the road
1983 Right wing Lanny McDonald becomes the first player in NHL franchise Calgary Flames’ history to score 50 goals in a season in a 5-1 loss to Buffalo Sabres
1984 Finnish cross-country skier Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen wins the 20k gold medal at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; sweeps all 3 individual events, also winning 5k and 10k events
1984 East German figure skater Katarina Witt wins first of 2 consecutive women’s singles gold medals at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; also wins gold in Calgary (1988)
1984 Finnish ski jumper Matti Nykänen wins first of 4 career Olympic gold medals in the Large Hill individual event at the Sarajevo Winter Games
1986 San Antonio guard Alvin Robertson scores NBA’s 2nd quadruple double-20 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists & 10 steals in 120-114 win over Phoenix Suns
1994 Shreveport Pirates join Canadian Football League as 4th US-based team; fold 1995
1996 38th Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett wins his 2nd Great American race ahead of Dale Earnhardt and Ken Schrader
1998 NY Rangers fire head coach Colin Campbell
2001 43rd Daytona 500: Michael Waltrip wins tragic race; last lap crash claims life of Dale Earnhardt, prompting sport to implement new safety procedures
2007 49th Daytona 500: Kevin Harvick wins by 0.02s over Mark Martin in the closest finish since the first race at Daytona in 1959
2014 Netherlands sweeps the medals in the men’s 1,000m speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Jorrit Bergsma wins gold ahead of teammates Sven Kramer and Bob de Jong
2014 American snowboarder David Wise wins first of 2 consecutive Olympic halfpipe gold medals in Sochi; wins again in Pyeongchang (2018)
2018 Frenchman Martin Fourcade wins his 2nd of 3 gold medals at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the 15k mass start biathlon; also wins men’s 12.5k pursuit & mixed relay
2018 60th Daytona 500: Austin Dillon wins after multi-car wreck sends race into overtime (207 laps) ahead of rookie Darrell Wallace Jr
2018 After taking out the men’s combined gold medal, Austrian alpine skier Marcel Hirscher wins the giant slalom at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
2019 NHL hockey team Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon agrees to invest $250 million into the Alliance of American Football; named new chairman of the AAF

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