1908 Groundbreaking for Philadelphia’s Shibe Park, home of MLB Athletics (AL), 1909-54, MLB Phillies (NL), 1938-70, and NFL Eagles, 1940-57
1926 Cyclists without bicycle-tax-stamp rounded up in Amsterdam
1927 Stanley Cup Final, Ottawa Auditorium, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators beat Boston Bruins, 3-1 for a 2-0-2 series win
1932 Kozakken Boys soccer team forms in Werkendam forms
1940 American athlete Cornelius ”Dutch” Warmerdam, using a bamboo pole, becomes 1st man to pole vault 15 ft, at University of California, Berkeley
1940 Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario: New York Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2 for 4-2 series victory; Rangers last Cup win for 54 years
1944 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 5-4 in overtime for a 4-0 series sweep; Canadiens’ first SC triumph since 1931
1946 Eddie Klepp, a white pitcher signed by defending Negro League champ Cleveland Buckeyes, is barred from field in Birmingham, Alabama
1949 Basketball Association of America Finals: Minneapolis Lakers beat Washington Capitols, 77-56 to take series, 4 games to 2; BAA and National Basketball League merge later that year to create the NBA
1953 1st game of Milwaukee Braves, they beat Cincinnati Reds 2-0
1954 Baltimore Orioles 1st game, loses to Tigers in Detroit 3-0
1957 11th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3
1969 33rd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: George Archer wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Billy Casper, George Knudson, and Tom Weiskopf
1970 34th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Billy Casper defeats Gene Littler, 69 to 74 in a Monday 18-hole playoff to win his 3rd major title; last 18-hole playoff at the Masters
1972 1st baseball players’ strike ends after 13 days
1976 1st NBA playoff game for Cleve Cavliers, they lose 100-95 to Wash
1980 US and its allies boycott the Summer Olympics in Moscow in protest against Russia’s invasion of Afghanistan
1983 Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault
1984 India beat Pak by 58 runs to win 1st Asia Cricket Cup in Sharjah
1984 Pete Rose becomes 1st NL to get 4,000 hits in a career
1985 ”TASS” denounces US boycott of Moscow Olympics
1985 Katrin Dörre wins 1st female World Cup marathon (2:33:30)
1986 50th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins his record 18th major with a 1-stroke victory over Greg Norman and Tom Kite; shoots final round 65 (−7); at 46 the oldest Masters winner
1986 Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record
1986 Spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second
1987 1st 3 San Diego Padres hit HRs off SF starter Roger Mason
1990 4th largest NBA crowd (45,458) see Orlando play at Minneapolis
1990 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-5, Rangers win preliminary, 4-1
1992 Lou Carnesecca retires as coach of St John’s basketball team
1992 Longest 2 undefeated baseball teams to meet (NY Yanks 5-0 vs Toronto Blue Jays 6-0); Yanks score 3 in top of 9th to win 5-2
1995 Yankees beat the Mets 2-0
1996 En route to NHL record 62 victories Detroit Red Wings win #61
1996 Ottawa Senators eliminate Stanley Cup Champs NJ Devils from playoff
1997 48th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, Carlos Perez (Mon)/Darren Holmes
1997 Hartford Whalers last NHL game
1997 Rare double doubleheader played in the same city Giants vs Mets & Oakland A’s vs Yankees in NY after rain previous day
2003 67th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Mike Weir wins his only major title in a 1-hole playoff over Len Mattiace; only Canadian to win a major and first left-handed Masters champion
2008 72nd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Trevor Immelman of South Africa wins his first major title, 3 strokes ahead of Tiger Woods; Immelman leads, or ties for the lead after every round
2014 Kenyan Wilson Kipsang wins the London Marathon
2019 Gregg Popovich surpasses Lenny Wilkens to became the all-time winningest coach in NBA history with his 1,413th win as San Antonio Spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 101-96 in Western Conference Playoffs

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