1860 First ever inter-club football match between Hallam F.C. and Sheffield F.C. at Sandygate Road ground in Sheffield, England
1917 1st NHL defensemen to score a goal: Toronto Maple Leaf Harry Cameron
1918 1st day of 1st-class cricket in Aust after WW I (Vic v NSW)
1925 1st East-West Shrine Bowl game of college football ‘all-stars’ played before 25,000 fans at Ewing Park, San Francisco. Proceeds continue to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.
1925 NY Americans and Pittsburgh Pirates set an NHL record by recording a combined 141 shots on goal in Americans’ 3-1 win; Roy Worters makes incredible 70 saves for Pittsburgh and Jake Forbes has 67 for NY
1934 Yomiuri Giants, Japan’s 1st professional baseball team forms
1938 Tom Goddard takes a cricket hat-trick for England v South Africa
1940 1st-class cricket debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148
1943 National Football League Championship, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Chicago Bears beat Washington Redskins, 41-21; Bears 6th title
1950 Gillette & Mutual buy All Star & World Series rights ($6M for 6 yrs)
1954 National Football League Championship, Cleveland Municipal Stadium: Cleveland Browns thrash Detroit Lions, 56-10; Browns’ placekicker Lou Groza makes 8 extra points, a new title game record
1955 National Football League Championship, LA Memorial Coliseum: Cleveland Browns beat Los Angeles Rams, 38-14; Browns defend title and win their 3rd NFL Championship of the 1950s in a second straight rout
1964 AFL Championship, War Memorial Stadium, Buffalo: Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 20-7; defending champions can’t overcome 1st quarter injury to star RB Keith Lincoln
1965 AFL Championship, Balboa Stadium San Diego: Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 23-0; repeat previous year’s win over SD
1967 Ballon d’Or: Ferencváros forward Flórián Albert wins award for best European football player ahead of Manchester United midfielder Bobby Charlton and Celtic winger Jimmy Johnstone
1968 Bruin Ted Green sets NHL penalty record of 3 minors, 2 majors & 2 game misconducts in a game against NY Rangers in NY’s Madison Square Garden
1974 Washington Capitals 1st NHL sellout
1975 Crowd of 85,661 attend the 1st day of the Australia vs West Indies MCG cricket test
1975 5th Fiesta Bowl: #7 Arizona State beats #6 Nebraska, 17-14
1976 NFC Championship, Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington: Minnesota Vikings beat Los Angeles Rams, 24-13
1980 10th Fiesta Bowl: #10 Penn State beats #11 Ohio State, 31-19
1981 One of the great day’s Test Cricket at the MCG Australia v West Indies
1983 Test Cricket debut of Gregory Richard John Matthews, v Pakistan at the MCG
1985 Test Cricket debut of Steve Waugh, v India at the MCG
1986 Hartford center Doug Jarvis sets NHL record of 916 consecutive games as the Whalers tie 1-1 after OT against his old club Montreal Canadiens
1990 Reggie Williams becomes 1st GM of WLAF’s NY-NJ Knights
1990 Senior Professional Baseball Association folds
1991 Chuck Knolls retires as NFL coach after 23 years
1991 NY Islander Derek King ties NJ Devils 5-5 with ½ second left
1992 New York Jets announcer Marty Glickman retires at 75
1992 The NHL’s San Jose Sharks end a 13-game losing streak with a 7-2 win over the LA Kings, albeit allowing 59 shots, the most in team history; Jeff Hacket makes 57 saves
1995 Paul Adams becomes South Africa’s youngest Test Cricket player at 18 yrs 340 days
2006 At 40 years, 268 days, Teddy Sheringham scores for West Ham United in a 2-1 loss to Portsmouth at Upton Park, London; becomes oldest goalscorer in EPL history

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