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Social Sports Calendar - January

Month   -   Week  -   Day

January Monthly Social Sports Holidays

National Hobby Month

National Skating Month

Rising Star Month

Worldwide Rising Star Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

January Weekly Social Sports Holidays

National Western Stock Show and Rodeo - January 6-21 (Denver, CO)

North American International Auto Show - January 14-21 (Detroit, MI)

National Soccer Coaches of America Week - January 17-21

International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week - January 20-28

National Activity Professionals Week - January 21-27

Rolex 24 at Daytona - January 27-28 (Daytona, FL)

Month   -   Week  -   Day

January Daily Social Sports Holidays

Rose Bowl Game - January 1

1902 1st Rose Bowl: Michigan beats Stanford 49-0 - January 1

1967 Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys 34-27 in NFL championship game - January 1

1974 62nd Men's Australian Open: Jimmy Connors beats Phil Dent (7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3) - January 1

1969 Jack Kent Cooke, owner of NHL's LA Kings, fines each player $100 for "NOT" arguing with the referee - January 1

2010 Suicide car bomb detonates at a volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100 - January 1

2014 100th Rose Bowl: #4 Michigan State beats #5 Stanford, 24-20 - January 1

 

1918 NHL Montreal Wanderers disband after Westmount arena burns down - January 2

1928 14th Rose Bowl: Stanford beats Pittsburgh, 7-6 - January 2

1972 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Baltimore Colts 21-0 - January 2

1980 68th Men's Australian Open: Guillermo Vilas beats John Sadri (7-6, 6-3, 6-2) - January 2

2013 Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs - January 2

 

1972 60th Men's Australian Open: Ken Rosewall beats Malcolm Anderson (7-6, 6-3, 7-5) - January 3

1972 60th Women's Australian Open: Virginia Wade beats Evonne Goolagong (6-4, 6-4) - January 3

1981 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 34, Austin Carr - January 3 - January 3

1991 LA King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal against NY Islanders

2016 Jimmy Butler breaks Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls record for points in a half, scoring 40 of his 42 points in the second half to lead the Bulls in a 115-113 victory over the Toronto Raptors - January 3

 

1904 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Winnipeg Rowing Club, 2 games to 1 - January 4

1920 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes - January 4

1957 Dodgers buy 44 passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000 - January 4

1975 Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 10-0 - January 4

1976 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Oakland Raiders 16-10 - January 4

1984 Edmonton beats Minnesota 12-8 highest-scoring modern NHL game - January 4

 

1931 1st woman to purchase a baseball team Lucille Thomas purchases Topeka franchise in the Western League - January 5

1932 Chuck Noll, NFL coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Cleveland, Ohio - January 5

1934 National & American baseball leagues select a uniform ball - January 5

1957 Dodgers' Jackie Robinson announces his retirement rather than be traded to the NY Giants - January 5

1982 Darryl Sittler, on advice from his doctor, leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs because of mental depression - January 5

2007 Bill Cowher resigns as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers - January 5

 

1681 1st recorded boxing match (Duke of Albemarle's butler vs his butcher) - January 6

1980 Philadelphia Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat - January 6

1980 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Houston Oilers 27-13 - January 6

1994 Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by Tonya Harding's bodyguard - January 6

1995 Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens becomes NBA's winningest coach (939) - January 6

2013 The NHL reaches an agreement to end a 113 day lockout - January 6

 

Harlem Globetrotter's Day - January 7

1961 1st NFL Playoff Bowl (runner-up bowl)-Detroit beats Cleveland 17-16 - January 7

1963 The rift between Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell and head coach Paul Brown reaches a boiling point, and Brown is fired - January 7

1980 Minnesota ends Philadelphia Flyers' NHL record 35 game unbeaten streak ends - January 7

1989 NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers longest win streak (11) - January 7

2013 Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third consecutive year - January 7

 

1931 Philadelphia Quakers set then NHL record of 15 straight loses - January 8

1955 Georgia Tech ends Kentucky's 130-game home basketball win streak - January 8

1962 Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th - January 8

1989 AFC Championship Game: Cincinnati Bengals beat Buffalo Bills 21-10 - January 8

1993 Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point - January 8

2013 Steve Nash records his 10,000th career assist against Houston - January 8

 

1930 Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game - January 9

1942 Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title - January 9

1952 Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty - January 9

1954 Bert Olmstead of the Montreal Canadiens, ties NHL record of 8 points in game - January 9

1962 NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks - January 9

1967 NFL New Orleans' franchise takes name "Saints" - January 9

 

1920 Montreal Canadiens (14) & Toronto St Patricks (7) score NHL record 21 goals - January 10

1945 No one is elected to baseball's Hall of Fame - January 10

1957 Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in the Det Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates - January 10

1982 "The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes a fingertip catch for a touchdown from Joe Montana with 58 seconds left (SF 49ers win the game and go on to win the Super Bowl) - January 10

1983 NY Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring NY Yankees from playing season-opening series against Tigers in Denver - January 10

 

1953 J. Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become president of International Boxing Club - January 11

1973 American League adopts designated hitter rule - January 11

1987 "The Drive" game: trailing Cleveland Browns 20-13 with 5:32 remaining in the AFC Championship Game, Denver quarterback John Elway drives his team 98 yards for a touchdown to tie, Broncos then win in overtime advancing to Super Bowl XXI - January 11

1995 NHLPA & owners agree to end NHL strike - January 11

1998 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-21 - January 11

 

1920 Annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to - January 12

1952 NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 30-13 - January 12

1967 Louisville, Ky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali - January 12

1975 Super Bowl IX: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Minnesota Vikings, 16-6 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Franco Harris, Pittsburgh, RB - January 12

1993 NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma - January 12

1995 Murder trial against OJ Simpson, begins in LA - January 12

 

1957 Mickey Wright wins Sea Island Golf Open - January 13

1968 Minnesota North Stars center Bill Masterton fatally injured (dies on 15th) - January 13

1982 Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame - January 13

1983 AMA urges ban on boxing, cites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition - January 13

1983 Quebec Nordiques play 251st NHL game without being shut out - January 13

1999 Basketball player Michael Jordan announces his retirement only to return in 2001 - January 13

 

1935 28th Women's Australian Championships: Dorothy Round Little beats Nancy Lyle (1-6, 6-1, 6-3) - January 14

1940 Commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit Tigers - January 14

1954 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio weds actress Marilyn Monroe (27) in her 2nd marraige at San Francisco City Hall - January 14

1985 Martina Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert) - January 14

1998 Charles Barkley pleads not guilty to an assault charge - January 14

 

1892 Basketball rules published in Triangle Magazine, Mass - January 15

1934 Babe Ruth signs a 1934 contract for $35,000 ($17,000 cut) - January 15

1942 Cubs drop plans to install lights at Wrigley due to WW II - January 15

1942 FDR asks commissioner to continue baseball during WW II - January 15

1989 Betsy King wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic - January 15

1994 Lawrence Taylor announces his retirement from the NFL - January 15

 

1883 Quebec Rugby Football Union forms - January 16

1952 US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary - January 16

1970 Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause - January 16

1981 Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even took his gold teeth - January 16

1988 NFL St Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix - January 16

 

1916 1st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy CC Bronxville NY - January 17

1934 Carl Hubbell, NL MVP winner, gets $18,000 contract by the NY Giants - January 17

1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational - January 17

1963 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 67 points vs LA - January 17

1988 "The Fumble", trailing 38-31 with 1:12 left in the AFC Championship Game, the Browns' Earnest Byner fumbled at the Denver 3-yard line, sending the Broncos to their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance - January 17

1995 LA Rams announce that they are moving to St Louis - January 17

 

1886 Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. - January 18

1947 Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to Pirates (for $25-35,000) - January 18

1951 NFL rules tackles, guards & centers ineligible for forward pass - January 18

1951 NFL takes control of failing Baltimore Colts - January 18

1976 Super Bowl X: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh, WR - January 18

1992 43rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 10-6 at Philadelphia - January 18

 

Archery Day - January 19

1937 Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame - January 19

1971 NHL Writers' Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Association - January 19

1975 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown - January 19

1981 Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide - January 19

1996 NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix - January 19

2013 Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories - January 19

 

1952 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open - January 20

1957 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open - January 20

1980 President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow - January 20

1980 Super Bowl XIV: Pittsburgh Steelers beat LA Rams, 31-19 in Pasadena, MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB - January 20

1987 UK Police crackdown on soccer hooligans in biggest operation against violence around football stadiums - January 20

1995 1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike - January 20

 

World Snowboard Day - January 21

1958 Phillies agree to televise 78 games into NYC (doesn't happen) - January 21

1979 Super Bowl XIII: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 35-31 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB - January 21

1989 Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL's 2nd all time scorer - January 21

1990 41st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 12-7 at Pittsburgh - January 21

1992 Bill Cowher becomes the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, becoming only the second head coach of the team since 1970 (Chuck Noll) - January 21

 

1956 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open - January 22

1987 Blizzard in NJ, as 334 attend Devils-Flame NHL game, NJ wins 7-5 - January 22

1988 Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title - January 22

1998 NHL's Minnesota franchise selects the nickname Wild - January 22

2006 Kobe Bryant scores a career-high 81 points in a victory against the Toronto Raptors, the second most in NBA history in one single game - January 22

2006 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Denver Broncos 34-17 - January 22

 

1943 Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period - January 23

1965 Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain - January 23

1981 Mike Bossy becomes 1st in NHL to score 50 goals in 50 games - January 23

1983 "Mud Bowl", Miami Dolphins beat the New York Jets 14-0 in the AFC Championship Game on a wet, muddy field, which negated the Jets significant speed and skill advantage - January 23

2011 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat New York Jets 24-19 - January 23

 

1947 NFL adds 5th official (back judge) & allows sudden death in playoffs - January 24

1950 Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history - January 24

1954 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open - January 24

1962 Jackie Robinson is 1st African American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected. - January 24

 

1924 1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France - January 25

1939 Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 for heavyweight boxing title - January 25

1974 Ray Kroc, CEO of McDonald's buys San Diego Padres baseball team for $12 million - January 25

1989 Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season - January 25

1991 Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49) - January 25

1999 After an inquiry into a corruption scandal, 6 International Olympic Committee members are expelled - January 25

 

1871 British Rugby Union forms - January 26

1913 Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for playing as a professional - January 26

1956 7th Winter Olympic games open in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy - January 26

1960 Pete Rozelle elected NFL commissioner on 23rd ballot - January 26

1985 Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky scores 50th goal in 49th game of season - January 26

 

1957 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open - January 27

1967 New Orleans Saints sign their 1st player (Paige Cothren-kicker) - January 27

1969 Chuck Noll is named head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers (the youngest coach in NFL history at the time) - January 27

1970 1970 NFL Draft: Terry Bradshaw from Louisiana Tech first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers - January 27

 

2018 Pro Bowl - January 28

1904 1st college sports letters given to Seniors who played on University of Chicago's football team are awarded blankets with letter "C" on them - January 28

1969 Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win in North America - January 27

1984 LA Kings stop Wayne Gretzky 51 game scoring streak - January 27

 

1900 American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee & Minneapolis - January 29

1936 1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson - January 29

1963 Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football Hall of Fame - January 29

1985 Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th pt of season in game 39 - January 29

1989 Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use NY Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129 - January 29

2012 100th Women's Australian Open: Victoria Azarenka beats Maria Sharapova (6-3, 6-0) - January 29

 

1948 5th Winter Olympic games open in St Moritz, Switzerland - January 30

1983 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda of Deer Creek Golf Classic - January 30

1994 Super Bowl XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13 in Atlanta Super Bowl MVP: Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB - January 30

2005 93rd Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (2-6, 6-3, 6-0) - January 30

2011 58th NHL All-Star Game: Team Lidstrom beats Team Staal 11-10 at Raleigh, North Carolina - January 30

 

1941 Joe Louis KOs Red Burman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title - January 31

1966 54th Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Nancy Richey - January 31

1999 Super Bowl XXXIII: Denver Broncos beats Atlanta Falcons 34-19 at Pro Player Stadium, Miami, John Elway MVP - January 31

2000 A fight between Ray Lewis and his companions and another group of people results in the stabbing deaths of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar, resulting in the indictment of Lewis 11 days later on murder and aggravated-assault charges - January 31

2015 Lydia Ko at 17, becomes the youngest golfer in men's or women's golf history to be ranked No. 1 in the world - January 31


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Social Sports Calendar - February

Month   -   Week   -  Day

February Monthly Social Sports Holidays

Jobs in Golf Month

Month   -   Week   -  Day

February Weekly Social Sports Holidays

Simplot Games - February 15-17

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - February 27 - March 18 (Houston, TX)

Month   -   Week   -  Day

February Daily Social Sports Holidays

1914 NY Giants & Chicago White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt – February 1

1960 48th Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane (7-5, 6-2) – February 1

1968 Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers – February 1

1992 Barry Bonds signs baseball's highest single year contract ($4.7 mil) – February 1

2004 Wardrobe malfunction: Janet Jackson's breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in US broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to FCC censorship guidelines. – February 1

2009 Super Bowl XLIII: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Arizona Cardinals, 27-23 at the Raymond James Stadium MVP: Santonio Holmes, Pittsburgh, WR – February 1

 

1876 Baseball's National League forms with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, St Louis – February 2

1949 Golfing champ Ben Hogan seriously injured in an auto accident – February 2

1959 Vince Lombardi signs a 5 year contract to coach Green Bay Packers – February 2

1974 Smallest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Golden State-1,641) – February 2

2012 NHL player Sam Gagner becomes the first player to scores eight points in one game for the Edmonton Oilers against the Chicago Blackhawks since 1989 – February 2

2014 Super Bowl XLVIII: Seattle Seahawks defeat Denver Broncos 42-8, most viewed television event in the United States with over 111 million viewers – February 2

 

1876 Albert Spalding with $800 starts sporting goods co, manufacturing 1st official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball, & football – February 3

1956 Toni Sailor becomes 1st Olympic skier to sweep 3 alpine events – February 3

1965 Braves offer Milwaukee $500,000 to terminate their lease a year earlier, the proposal is turned down – February 3

1990 Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Smither Center for Alcohol rehabilitation – February 3

1991 Meg Mallon wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic – February 3

1998 Florida Panther Dino Ciccarelli is 9th NHLer to score 600 career goals – February 3

 

Super Bowl Sunday - February 4

1924 1st Winter Olympic games close at Chamonix, France – February 4

1932 3rd Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, NY – February 4

1952 1st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY) – February 4

1969 John Madden is named head coach of NFL's Oakland Raiders – February 4

1973 Islanders & Sabres had a penalty free game – February 4

1997 Mario Lemieux is 7th NHL player to score 600 goals – February 4

 

1948 Gretchen Fraser becomes 1st US woman Olympic slalom champion – February 5

1956 7th Winter Olympic games close at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy – February 5

1969 Vince Lombardi, becomes part owner, vp, gm & head coach of Redskins – February 5

1997 OJ Simpson found liable in the deaths of Ron Goldman & Nicole Simpson in a civil court action. – February 5

2006 Super Bowl XL: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Seattle Seahawks, 21-10 at the Ford Field MVP: Hines Ward, Pittsburgh, WR – February 5

 

African American Coaches Day - February 6 (First Tuesday in February)

1926 NFL rules college students ineligible until college classes graduates – February 6

1932 1st Olympic dog sled race, Lake Placid, NY (demonstration sport) – February 6

1958 Ted Williams signs with Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid – February 6

1968 10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France – February 6

2011 Super Bowl XLV: Green Bay Packers beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25 at the Cowboys Stadium MVP: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, QB – February 6

 

National Girls & Women in Sports Day - February 7 (First Wednesday in February)

1908 Connie Mack sells hurler Rube Waddell to St Louis Browns for $5,000 – February 7

1942 1st indoor 15' pole vault (Cornelius Warmerdam 15' 3/8") – February 7

1949 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000/year baseball player (NY Yankees) – February 7

1959 Dorothy Rigney sells White Sox to Bill Veeck for a reported $27M – February 7

1964 Cassius Clay converts to Islam, and is renamed Muhammad Ali – February 7

2010 Super Bowl XLIV; New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 to win their first super bowl. – February 7

 

1945 Paul Brown agrees to coach the new American football expansion team in Cleveland, which would later be named the Cleveland Browns after their coach – February 8

1960 Boston Celtic Bill Russell becomes 1st NBAer with 50 rebounds (51) – February 8

1981 Sally Little wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic – February 8

1983 Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino – February 8

1983 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period – February 8

1998 1st female ice hockey game in Olympic history Finland beats Sweden 6-0 – February 8

 

1916 NL votes down a proposal by Giants, Braves, & Cubs to increase club player limit from 21 to 22 (The Reds want to decrease to 20) – February 9

1932 USA enters Olympic 2-man bobsled competition for 1st time – February 9

1940 Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title – February 9

1960 AFL & NFL agree verbally to a no tampering pact – February 9

1997 Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am – February 9

 

1920 Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with ball – February 10

1926 Building of Olympic Stadium Amsterdam, begins – February 10

1968 Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France – February 10

1989 To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a NJ court – February 10

1992 Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana – February 10

 

Pro Sports Wives Day - February 11

1928 2nd Winter Olympic games opens in St Moritz, Switzerland – February 11

1957 NHL Players Association forms (NYC), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president – February 11

1965 Braves propose to pay 5 cents from each ticket to bring a new team to Milwaukee – February 11

1971 Montreal Canadien John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal – February 11

1984 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL short handed season scoring record at 11 – February 11

1990 James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 to win heavyweight boxing crown – February 11

 

1878 Frederick Thayer patents catcher's mask (pat # 200,358) - February 12

1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open - February 12

1977 Toronto Maple Leafs shutout Washington Capitals 10-0 - February 12

1982 Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, breaking NHL record - February 12

1996 4th ESPY Awards: Cal Ripken, Rebecca Lobo win - February 12

2010 21st Winter Olympic Games open at Vancouver, Canada - February 12

 

1920 National Negro Baseball League organizes - February 13

1923 1st Black pro Basketball team, "Renaissance", organizes - February 13

1937 NFL Boston Redskins move to Washington DC - February 13

1974 James 'Cool Papa' Bell is named to baseball's Hall of Fame - February 13

1988 15th Winter Olympic games opens at Calgary, Canada - February 13

1989 Oklahoma football player Charles Thompson is charged with selling cocaine; he is later sentenced to 2 years in prison - February 13

 

1896 Stanley Cup: Winnipeg Victorias beat Montreal Victorias, 2-0 - February 14

1951 Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title - February 14

1966 Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points - February 14

1980 13th Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, NY - February 14

2010 Alexandre Bilodeau wins the Gold Medal in the freestyle skiing men's moguls event, becoming the first Canadian to win a Gold Medal during a Canadian-hosted Olympics - February 14

 

1932 US bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes only athlete to win gold in both Summer & Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold) - February 15

1970 Carol Mann wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational - February 15

1978 Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in 15 for heavyweight boxing title - February 15

1990 Baseball owners lock out players - February 15

1996 Bill Belichick is fired by the Cleveland Browns, finishing his Cleveland coaching career with a record of 36-44 - February 15

 

Daytona Pole Day - February 16

1950 Writers fail to elect anyone to Baseball's Hall of Fame - February 16

1952 Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, 77, retires; Pirates retire his #33 - February 16

1953 Ted Williams safely crash-lands his damaged Panther jet, later awarded the Air medal - February 16

1985 Largest NBA crowd to date, 43,816, sees Philadelphia at Detroit - February 16

1985 NJ Devils score their fastest hat trick in 42 seconds - February 16

2005 2004-05 NHL season is canceled by league commissioner Gary Bettman. This was the first time that a North American professional sports league had to cancel a season due to a labor dispute - February 16

 

1931 1st telecast of a sporting event in Japan (baseball) - February 17

1943 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio enlists into the US army - February 17

1974 49 die in stampede for seats at soccer match, Cairo, Egypt - February 17

1989 Former baseball player/manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash - February 17

2012 Approximately 70 ancient Olympic artifacts are stolen from the Archaeological Museum of Greece - February 17

2016 Nike ends endorsement deal with Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao after he made TV comments gay people are "worse than animals." - February 17

 

Daytona 500 - February 18

1909 Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, at 41, to Cleveland Naps - February 18

1944 Youngest baseball player, Cincinnati Reds sign 15 year old Joe Nuxhall - February 18

1951 3 City College of NY basketball players admit to accepting bribes - February 18

1978 1st Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona, Hawaii - February 18

2004 Greg Maddux signs with the Chicago Cubs, the team he began his career with - February 18

 

International Tug-of-War Day – February 19

1942 NY Yankees announce 5,000 uniformed soldiers admitted free at each of their upcoming home games - February 19

1965 NFL adds sixth official – the line judge - February 19

1980 Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 1000m in 1:15.18 - February 19

1984 1st brother combo to win Gold & Silver in same event at Olympics (Phil & Steve Mahre-Slalom) - February 19

1998 US hockey team destroys their rooms at Olympic village in Japan - February 19

 

1887 1st minor league baseball association organizes (Pittsburgh) - February 20

1953 US Court of Appeals rules that Organized Baseball is a sport & not a business, affirming the 25-year-old Supreme Court ruling - February 20

1963 Willie Mays (SF Giants) signs a record $100,000 per year contract - February 20

1974 Gordie Howe comes out of retirement for $1M from Houston Aeros, WHA - February 20

1997 SF Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract - February 20

1998 Tara Lipinski wins Olympic figure skating gold medal - February 20

 

1931 Chicago White Sox & NY Giants play 1st exhibition night game - February 21

1968 Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000 - February 21

1973 Chicago Black Hawks, record 262nd NHL game without being shut-out - February 21

1982 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic - February 21

1992 Kristi Yamaguchi of US wins Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating - February 21

1993 Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.15 m) - February 21

 

1893 1st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 32-22 in Birmingham - February 22

1962 Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts - February 22

1967 Sling-shot goal post & 6' wide border around field are standard in NFL - February 22

1980 USA beats USSR in Olympic hockey 4-3, referred to as "Miracle on Ice". USA captain Mike Eruzione scores winning goal in 3rd period - February 22

1992 Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Open Golf Tournament - February 22

1998 18th Winter Olympic games close at Nagano Japan - February 22

 

Curling is Cool Day - February 23

Play Tennis Day - February 23

1874 Major Walter Clopton Winfield patents a game called "sphairistike" (lawn tennis) - February 23

1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open - February 23

1968 Wilt Chamberlain becomes 1st NBAer to score 25,000 points - February 23

1980 13th Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, NY - February 23

1985 Goaltender Patrick Roy makes his NHL debut for the Montreal Canadiens - February 23

1993 Sacramento Gold Miners admitted as CFL's 9th franchise (1st US team) - February 23

 

1917 Red Sox sell Smokey Joe Wood, his arm dead at 26, to Cleveland for $15,000 - February 24

1960 US beats Germany in Olympic hockey finals round, 9-1 - February 24

1968 Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games - February 24

1980 USA Olympic hockey team defeated Finland, 4-2, to win the gold medal - February 24

1987 LA Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores his 36,000th NBA point - February 24

2002 Canada defeats the United States 5-2 to win the men's ice hockey Olympic Gold Medal - February 24

 

1933 Major NFL rule changes (hash mark 10 yds in, posts on goal line) - February 25

1957 Supreme Court decides 6-3, baseball is only antitrust exempt pro sport - February 25

1961 Niagara ends St Bonaventura's 99-game home basketball win streak - February 25

1969 Pension plan for baseball is agreed to - February 25

1991 Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky & John Candy buy CFL's Toronto Argonauts - February 25

 

1918 Stands at Hong Kong Jockey Club collapse & burn, killing 604 - February 26

1935 NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves - February 26

1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic - February 26

1987 NBA's Michael Jordan's 58 points in one game is a Chicago Bulls record - February 26

1989 NY Yankees announce that Tom Seaver is their new TV sportscaster - February 26

2006 20th Winter Olympic Games close at Turin, Italy - February 26

 

1927 For 2nd Sunday in a row golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath - February 27

1959 Boston Celtic Bob Cousy sets NBA record with 28 assists Boston Celtics score 173 points against Minneapolis Lakers - February 27

1960 US Olympic Ice Hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 en route to gold medal - February 27

1963 Mickey Mantle of NY Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000 - February 27

1992 Tiger Woods, 16, becomes youngest PGA golfer in 35 years - February 27

2007 Mark Messier's #11 jersey is retired by the Edmonton Oilers - February 27

 

1903 Barney Dreyfuss & James Potter buys Philadelphia Phillies for $170,000 - February 28

1931 Canadian Rugby Union adopts the forward pass - February 28

1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open - February 28

1960 US wins Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating Canada - February 28

1970 Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge - February 28

 

1964 Frank Rugani sets badminton shuttlecock distance record, 24.3 m - February 29

1972 Hank Aaron becomes 1st baseball player to sign for $200,000 a year - February 29

1980 Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHL player to score 800 career goals - February 29

1992 Dawn Coe wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open - February 29


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Social Sports Calendar - March

Month   -   Week  -   Day

March Monthly Social Sports Holidays

National Athletic Trainers Month

National Cheerleading Safety Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

March Weekly Social Sports Holidays

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - February 27 - March 18 (Houston, TX)

National Cheerleading Week - March 1-7

Paralympic Winter Games (XII) - March 9-18

Month   -   Week  -   Day

March Daily Social Sports Holidays

1942 Baseball decides that players in military can't play when on furlough – March 1

1949 Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champ – March 1

1969 NY Yankees' Mickey Mantle retires – March 1

1972 Wilt Chamberlain is 1st NBA player to score 30,000 points – March 1

1988 Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe with his record 1,050th NHL assist – March 1

1993 New expansion NHL team, owned by Disney, is named the Mighty Ducks – March 1

 

1927 Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year) – March 2

1962 Wilt Chamberlain scores incredible 100 points in an NBA game – March 2

1986 Mary Beth Zimmerman wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational – March 2

1997 Nick Faldo wins Nissan Golf Open – March 2

 

1909 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Montreal Wanderers, 8-3 – March 3

1968 Jean Beliveau (Montreal) becomes 2nd NHLer to score 1,000 pts – March 3

1977 World Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Linda Fratianne (USA) – March 3

1994 US Internal Revenue Service investigates baseball player Darryl Strawberry – March 3

2009 The Sri Lankan cricket team is attacked by terrorists while on their way to the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore for a Test match against Pakistan. – March 3

 

1941 NHL Chicago goalie Samuel LoPresti stops record 80 of 83 Boston shots – March 4

1970 NY Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out – March 4

1984 Nancy Lopez wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational – March 4

1990 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open – March 4

1993 1st ESPY Awards: Michael Jordan, Monica Seles win – March 4

1995 Replacement NY Yankees beat NY Mets 2-1 – March 4

 

1910 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Senators, 3-1 – March 5

1993 Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes back fusion surgery – March 5

1994 Dottie Mochrie wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Championship1 – March 5

2009 Moises Alou announces he will retire following the World Baseball Classic1 – March 5

 

1922 Babe Ruth signs 3 year contract with NY Yankees at $52,000 a year1 – March 6

1972 Jack Nicklaus, passes Arnold Palmer as golf's all-time money winner – March 6

1988 Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am – March 6

1992 Yankee pitcher Pascual Perez suspended for 1 year due to cocaine – March 6

1994 Colin Jackson runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.30 sec) – March 6

2000 Long-time Boston Bruin defenseman Ray Bourque is traded to the Colorado Avalanche – March 6

 

1940 Ray Steele beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ – March 7

1951 Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for 2nd time to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title – March 7

1954 Russia wins title in their 1st international ice hockey competition – March 7

1986 Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 136th assist – March 7

1988 Jim Abbott, 1-handed pitcher, wins 58th James E Sullivan Award – March 7

2016 Peyton Manning announces his retirement from the Denver Broncos and the NFL – March 7

 

1900 NL decides to go with 8 teams They exclude Baltimore, Cleveland, Louisville & Washington (in 1953 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee) – March 8

1930 Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with NY Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth" – March 8

1967 New Orleans Saints begin selling season tickets (20,000 sold 1st day) – March 8

1986 Martina Navratilova is 1st tennis player to earn $10 million – March 8

1989 Roger Kingdom runs indoor world record 60m hurdles (7.37 secs) – March 8

 

1904 Brandon's Lester Patrick becomes 1st hockey defenseman to score a goal – March 9

1946 Ted Williams is offered $500,000 to play in Mexican Baseball League, he refuses – March 9

1993 Pittsburgh Penguins begin NHL record 17 game winning streak – March 9

1997 Steve Elkington wins Doral-Ryder Golf Open – March 9

2002 Joe Sakic plays his 1,000th career game – March 9

2013 Bernard Hopkins defeats Tavoris Cloud to win IBF light heavyweight title – March 9

 

1896 After Bob Fitzsimmons KOs much larger Jim Corbett to win world Heavyweight championship he says, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall" – March 10

1920 NHL's Quebec Bulldog Joe Malone scores 6 goals vs Ottawa Senators – March 10

1957 Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy – March 10

1962 Due to its no black policy, Phillies leave Jack Tar Harrison Hotel & move to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater, Florida – March 10

2007 28th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Pittsburgh, 65-42 – March 10

 

1912 1st Stanley Cup game to be played in 3 20-min periods, formerly played in 30-min halfs, Quebec beats Moncton 9-3 on way to sweep – March 11

1917 1st NHL championship game ever played, Toronto Arenas beats Montreal Canadiens 7-3 in 1st of 2 game set (second game on March 13) – March 11

1956 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship – March 11

1983 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Scott Hamilton (USA) – March 11

1986 NFL adopts instant replay rule – March 11

1991 Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as #1 – March 11

 

1966 Bobby Hull's 51st goal of season, sets record – March 12

1972 NHL great Gordie Howe retires after 26 seasons – March 12

1984 British ice dancing team, Torvill & Dean, become 1st skaters to receive 9 perfect 6.0s in world championships – March 12

1985 Larry Bird scores Boston Celtic record 60 points – March 12

1995 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA PING/Welch's Golf Championship – March 12

2006 53rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #1 Duke beats #7 Boston College, 78-76 – March 12

 

1878 Oxford University defeats Cambridge University in their 1st golf match – March 13

1915 Dodgers manager Wilbert Robinson tries to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane, but the pilot substituted a grapefruit – March 13

1954 Braves' Bobby Thomson breaks his ankle, he is replaced by Hank Aaron – March 13

1961 Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 for heavyweight boxing title – March 13

1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lagunita Golf Invitational – March 13

2004 25th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats Pittsburgh, 61-58 – March 13

 

1954 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship – March 14

1962 Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings) is 2nd NHLer to score 500 goals – March 14

1967 1st NFL-AFL common draft, Baltimore Colts pick Bubba Smith – March 14

1972 NBA's Cincinnati Royals announce they are moving to KC – March 14

1978 NFL permanently adds 7th official (side judge) – March 14

1987 NY Met Darryl Strawberry charges Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper during spring training exhibition game, causes bench clearing brawl – March 14

 

1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings become the 1st pro baseball team – March 15

1901 Horse racing is banned in San Francisco, last race March 16th – March 15

1912 Pitcher Cy Young retires from baseball with 511 wins – March 15

1958 Royals basketball star Maurice Stokes collapsed during a playoff game with encephalitis; He goes into a coma & is permanently disabled – March 15

1985 Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title – March 15

1988 NFL's St Louis Cardinals officially move to Phoenix – March 15

 

1939 NHL record 10 goals in 1 period-NY Rangers (7), NY Americans (3) & a record 26 points in the 3rd period – March 16

1969 Boston Bruins scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period – March 16

1985 Denny McLain, pitcher; convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 yrs – March 16

1996 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain heavyweight title – March 16

2012 Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar becomes first cricketer to score 100 international centuries – March 16

 

1876 1st record high jump over 6' (Marshall Jones Brooks) – March 17

1955 After Maurice Richard is suspended for the remainder of the season, riots break out in Montreal. 37 people are injured and over 100 are arrested. The following morning, Richard goes on the radio to ask citizens to stop vandalizing the city. – March 17

1988 Highest scoring NCAA basketball game; Loyola-Marymont 119, Wyoming 115 – March 17

1996 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship – March 17

 

1892 Lord Stanley presents silver challenge cup for hockey (Stanley Cup) – March 18

1942 2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out – March 18

1945 Maurice "Rocket" Richard becomes the 1st NHLer to score 50 goals – March 18

1959 Boston Celtic's Bill Sharman begins record of 56 straight free-throws – March 18

1984 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Tucson Conquistadores Golf Open – March 18

1995 Michael Jordan announces he is ending his 17 month NBA retirement – March 18

 

1943 In their third match, Jake LaMotta finally defeats Jimmy Reeves by knocking him out in the sixth round – March 19

1971 Philadelphia 76ers outscore Cincinnati Royals 90-8 in 1 half – March 19

1981 Buffalo Sabres beat Toronto Maple Leafs 14-4 – March 19

1990 1st world ice hockey tournament for women held (Ottawa) – March 19

1991 NFL owners strip Phoenix of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona not recognizing Martin Luther King Day – March 19

1995 Michael Jordan rejoins Chicago Bulls after 17 months, beats Pacers – March 19

 

1934 Female Babe Didrickson pitches hitless inning for Philadelphia A's in exhibition game against Brooklyn Dodgers – March 20

1973 Roberto Clemente elected to Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death – March 20

1988 Laura Davies wins Circle K LPGA Tucson Golf Open – March 20

1989 Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation – March 20

1990 LA Lakers retires Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33 – March 20

1994 Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament – March 20

 

1941 Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 13 for heavyweight boxing title – March 21

1961 Art Modell purchases Cleveland Browns for then record ($3,925,000) – March 21

1964 UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0) – March 21

1970 Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the "agony of defeat guy" in the opening credits of ABC's Wide World of Sports. – March 21

1986 Pittsburgh Associates buy Pittsburgh Pirates for $218 million – March 21

1994 Wayne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals – March 21

 

1894 Stanley Cup: Montreal Hockey Club defeats Ottawa Generals, 3-1 to win 1st ever Stanley Cup competition – March 22

1923 The first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt. – March 22

1972 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP – March 22

1979 NHL votes to accept 4 WHA teams (Oilers, Jets, Nordiques & Whalers) – March 22

1989 Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat. – March 22

 

1938 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis frees 74 St Louis Cardinals minor leaguers – March 23

1962 William DeWitt buys Cincinnati Reds for $4,625,000 – March 23

1975 Sue Roberts wins LPGA Bing Crosby International Golf Classic – March 23

1980 Donna Caponi Young Pro-Am wins LPGA National Golf Tournament – March 23

1994 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 802 goals scored – March 23

1997 Phil Mickelson wins Bay Hill Golf Invitational – March 23

 

1913 Netherlands soccer team's 1st victory over England – March 24

1936 Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in 16 mins & 30 seconds of 6th period; Stanley Cup game lasts 9 periods (176 mins), ends 1-0 – March 24

1975 Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title – March 24

1996 Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament – March 24

2016 English footballer Adam Johnson sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexual activity with a schoolgirl – March 24

 

1889 1st Test Cricket match played at Newlands, Cape Town v England – March 25

1916 Jess Willard fights Frank Moran to no decision in 10 for heavyweight boxing title in NYC – March 25

1916 Women are allowed to attend a boxing match – March 25

1937 It is revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads – March 25

1971 Boston Patriots become New England Patriots – March 25

1982 Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season – March 25

 

1937 Joe DiMaggio takes Ty Cobb's advice & replace his 40 with 36 oz bat – March 26

1972 Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Sears Women's World Golf Classic – March 26

1972 LA Lakers broke NBA record by winning 69 of 82 games (69-13) – March 26

1975 Washington Capitals play record NHL 37th road game without a win & NHL record of 17 straight loses – March 26

1992 Mike Tyson sentenced to 10 years in rape of Desiree Washington – March 26

1992 NHL NY Rangers clinch 1st NHL regular season championship in 50 years – March 26

 

1871 1st international rugby game-Scotland 1, England 0 – March 27

1931 John McGraw says night baseball will not catch on – March 27

1942 Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (NYC) – March 27

1962 Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy – March 27

1988 Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Budapest won by Katarina Witt (GDR) – March 27

 

1954 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open – March 28

1972 Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game – March 28

1990 Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 pts in a game – March 28

1991 Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough's son – March 28

1993 22nd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Helen Alfredsson – March 28

 

1919 Stanley Cup: Mont (NHL) & Seat (PCHA) win 2 games each with 1 tie, 1919 Stanley Cup not awarded due to flu epidemic – March 29

1940 Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title – March 29

1966 Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title – March 29

1984 NFL Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis – March 29

1985 Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist – March 29

1994 Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys – March 29

 

1975 Ron Lalonde scores the 1st hat trick by a Washington Capital – March 30

1990 Jack Nicklaus made his debut in the "Seniors" golf tournament – March 30

1997 26th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King – March 30

1997 Steve Elkington wins Golf's Players Championship – March 30

 

1909 Baseball rules players who jump contracts are suspended for 5 years – March 31

1968 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Palm Beach County Golf Open – March 31

1976 Cleveland Cavaliers clinch their 1st ever NBA playoff bearth – March 31

1980 Mike Weaver KOs John Tate in 15 for heavyweight boxing title – March 31

1998 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1st game they host Detroit Tigers – March 31

2002 21st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Oklahoma 82-70 – March 31


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Social Sports Calendar - April

Month   -   Week  -   Day

April Monthly Social Sports Holidays

National Youth Sports Safety Month

Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

April Weekly Social Sports Holidays

The Masters Tournament - April 5-8

Month   -   Week  -   Day

April Daily Social Sports Holidays

1876 1st official NL baseball game (Boston-6, Philadelphpia-5) – April 1

1938 Joe Louis KOs Harry Thomas in 5 for heavyweight boxing title – April 1         

1977 NFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games – April 1

1980 Wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist – April 1

1990 9th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Auburn 88-81 – April 1

1992 NHL players begin 1st strike in 75-year history – April 1

 

1931 Teenage girl strikes out Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee – April 2

1935 Mary Hirsch, becomes 1st woman licensed as a horse trainer – April 2

1976 A's trade prospective free agents Reggie Jackson & Ken Holtzman, to Orioles for Don Baylor, Mike Torrez & Paul Mitchell – April 2

1986 NCAA adopts 3-point basketball rule (19 feet 9 inch distance) – April 2

1995 7th Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus – April 2

2010 Kobe Bryant signs a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers worth $87 million – April 2

 

1955 Baltimore Orioles pull their 1st triple play (3-6-2 vs KC Athletics) – April 3

1976 Philadelphia Flyers win record tying 20th straight NHL home game – April 3

1983 12th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott – April 3

1988 Mario Lemieux wins NHL scoring title, stopping Gretzky's 7 year streak – April 3

1994 1st roster of Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) announced – April 3

2006 Steve Yzerman scores his final NHL goal (#692) against the Calgary Flames – April 3

 

1911 Hugh Chalmers, automaker, suggests idea of baseball MVP – April 4

1948 84-year-old Connie Mack challenges 78-year-old Clark Griffith to a race from home to 1st base; it ends in a tie – April 4

1974 Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th – April 4

1986 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 213th point of season – April 4

1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's last NBA game in Seattle – April 4

1997 Anaheim Ducks clinch their 1st-ever playoff berth – April 4

 

1925 Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in NC due to an ulcer – April 5

1946 100th Grand National: Capt. Robert Petre aboard Lovely Cottage wins – April 5

1967 '76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds – April 5

1972 Baseball season is delayed due to a strike – April 5

1973 NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie QBs, 1-19) – April 5

1987 Wayne Gretzky wins 7th straight NHL scoring title – April 5

 

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace - April 6

National Student Athlete Day - April 6

1877 17th British Golf Open: Jamie Anderson shoots a 160 at Musselburgh Links - April 6

1896 1st modern Olympic games open in Athens Greece [3/25 OS] American, James Connolly, wins 1st Olympic gold medal in mod history - April 6

1958 22nd Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 284 - April 6

1973 Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his jersey number - April 6

1980 Gordie Howe completes a record 26th season - April 6

2015 77th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Wisconsin 68-63 - April 6

 

1928 44-yr old NY Ranger GM Lester Patrick replaces his injured goaltender in a Stanley Cup game, & beats Montreal Maroons 2-1 - April 7

1943 NFL adopts free substitution rule - April 7

1958 Dodgers erect 42-foot screen in left field at LA Coliseum to cut down on home runs, since it is only 250 feet down the line - April 7

1994 NY Yankees beat Texas Rangers 18-6 - April 7

1996 Kelly Robbins wins Sacramento 12 Bridges LPGA Golf Classic - April 7

2015 34th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Notre Dame 63-53 - April 7

 

1916 In Corona, California, racecar driver Bob Burman crashes, killing three and badly injuring five spectators. - April 8

1943 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games - April 8

1966 AFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner - April 8

1969 1st Baseball game in Canada - Montreal Expos beats NY Mets 10-9 - April 8

1974 Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, breaking Babe Ruth's record in Atlanta - April 8

1991 Jockey, Bill Shoemaker, paralyzed in a car accident - April 8

 

1925 Babe Ruth rushed to hospital - April 9

1945 NFL requires players to wear long stockings - April 9

1974 San Diego Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans "Ladies & gentlemen, I suffer with you I've never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life" - April 9

1987 For 3rd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points (1 goal, 6 assists) in a Stanley Cup game and passes Jean Beliveau as all time playoff scoring champ - April 9

1989 53rd Masters Golf Tournament: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 283 after Scott Hoch chokes on an 18 inch putt - April 9

2013 32nd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Louisville 93-60 - April 9

 

Golfer's Day - April 10

1913 President Woodrow Wilson throws out 1st ball, Senators beat Yankees 2-1 - April 10

1947 Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler suspends Leo Durocher, first day of the season - April 10

1956 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1 - April 10

1960 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open - April 10

1962 1st baseball game at LA's Dodger Stadium, they lose 6-3 to Reds - April 10

1992 NHL strike ends after 10 days - April 10

 

1907 NY Giant Roger Bresnahan becomes 1st catcher to wear shin guards - April 11

1921 KDKA broadcast 1st radio sporting event, a boxing match (Ray-Dundee) - April 11

1981 Larry Holmes beats Trevor Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title - April 11

1989 1st playoff goal scored by a goalie, Ron Hextall of Philadelphia - April 11

1996 Detroit Red Wings become 2nd NHL team to win 60 games in a season - April 11

2015 168th Grand National: Leighton Aspell aboard Many Clouds wins - April 11

 

1877 Catcher's mask 1st used in a baseball game - April 12

1896 Stamasia Portrisi is 1st woman to win a marathon (5:30 in Athens) - April 12

1940 NFL cuts clipping penalty from 25 yards to 15 yards - April 12

1958 12th NBA Championship: St Louis Hawks beat Bost Celtics, 4 games to 2 - April 12

1961 Douglas MacArthur declines offer to become baseball commissioner - April 12

1964 28th Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 276 - April 12

 

1926 Cyclists without bicycle-tax-stamp rounded up in Amsterdam - April 13

1954 Baltimore Orioles 1st game, loses to Tigers in Detroit 3-0 - April 13

1980 US boycotts Summer Olympics in Moscow - April 13

1997 61st Masters Golf Tournament: Tiger Woods at 21 (270 18 under par) - April 13

1997 Hartford Whalers last NHL game - April 13

1997 NHL Pittsburgh Penguin Mario Lemieux's last NHL regular game - April 13

 

1917 Chicago White Sox Ed Cicotte no-hits St Louis Browns, 11-0 - April 14

1968 1st NBA game at Madison Square Garden, Knicks beat SD Clippers - April 14

1985 49th Masters Golf Tournament: Bernhard Langer wins, shooting a 282 - April 14

1991 Chicago Blackhawks becomes 1st NHL regular season champion in 20 years to lose in 1st round of the playoffs (To Minnesota North Stars) - April 14

2002 66th Masters Golf Tournament: Tiger Woods becomes the third golfer to win in two consecutive years - April 14

2013 77th Masters Golf Tournament: Adam Scott wins, shooting a 279 - April 14

 

1896 First modern Olympic games close in Athens, Greece - April 15

1947 Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in US major league baseball (Dodgers) - April 15

1965 NFL changes penalty flag from white to bright gold - April 15

1991 Magic Johnson sets NBA record for career assists with 9,898  - April 15

1997 Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiring #42 for all teams - April 15

2013 Boston Marathon bombings: 3 people are killed and 183 injured after two explosions near the finish line - April 15

 

Boston Marathon - April 16 (Third Monday of April)

1912 Pirates turn a rare 5-3-7 doubleplay (left fielder covers 2nd base) - April 16

1929 NY Yankees become 1st team to wear uniform numbers - April 16

1940 1st televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs Cubs exhibition) - April 16

1959 NY Yankees unveil their 1st message scoreboard - April 16

1987 Michael Jordan becomes the second NBA player in history to score 3000 points in a season - April 16

1989 Pat Bradley wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic - April 16

 

1925 NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery - April 17

1939 Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title - April 17

1947 Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit - April 17

1976 NL greatest comeback, trailing 12-1 Phils win 18-16 in 10, Mike Schmidt hits 4 consecutive HRs - April 17

1988 Ethiopian Belayneh Densimo runs world record marathon (2:06:50) - April 17

1997 NJ Devil Martin Brodeur is 2nd NHL goalie to score in a playoff game - April 17

 

National Golf Day - April 18

1809 First run of 2,000 guineas horse race at Newmarket, England - April 18

1966 Bill Russell became 1st black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics) - April 18

1981 Pawtucket & Rochester start a 33-inning baseball game - April 18

1987 An unconscious skydiver is rescued by another diver in mid-air - April 18

1998 NFL Draft: Peyton Manning from University of Tennessee first pick by Indianapolis Colts - April 18

1999 Wayne Gretzky plays his last game in the NHL, as his New York Rangers lose 2-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins - April 18

 

Bicycle Day - April 19

1897 1st Boston Marathon won by John J. McDermott in 2:55:10. Becomes the world's oldest annual marathon. - April 19

1947 After scoring 45 goals during the regular season, Maurice Richard is named MVP. - April 19

1949 Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth - April 19

1954 7-time winner of Boston Marathon, 65-year-old Clarence Demar, runs his last race at Boston finishing 78th - April 19

1966 Roberta Bignay becomes 1st woman to run in the Boston Marathon - April 19

1997 SD Padres & St Louis Cards play at Aloha Stadium Hawaii - April 19

 

1920 Phillies Manager Gravvy Cravath puts himself in as pinch hitter, his 3- run homer beats NY Giants 3-0 - April 20

1931 British House of Commons agrees for sports play on Sunday - April 20

1941 Dodgers start to wear liners in their caps - April 20

1944 NFL legalizes coaching from bench - April 20

1982 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to win 1st 12 games of the season - April 20

1988 Baltimore Orioles set worst record to start a season 0-14 (will go 0-21) - April 20

 

1944 NFL Chicago Cardinals & Pittsburgh Steelers merge (dissolves on Dec 3) - April 21

1963 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sunshine Women's Golf Open - April 21

1964 Pirates & Cubs combine for 9 HRs, Pirates win 8-5 - April 21

1994 Eddie Murray sets record for switch hit HRs in a game (11 times) - April 21

2012 Chicago White Sox pitcher, Philip Humber, pitches the 21st MLB perfect game against the Seattle Mariners - April 21

2013 Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo win the 2013 London Marathon - April 21

 

1876 1st NL game, Boston Braves beat Philadelphia Athletics 6-5 - April 22

1906 10th anniversary Olympic games open at Athens, Greece - April 22

1959 Chicago White Sox beat KC Athletics 20-6, in 1 inning Sox score 11 runs on 1 hit, 10 walks, & 3 errors - April 22

1988 Women are allowed to compete in Little 500 bicycle race (Indiana) - April 22

2003 Patrick Roy plays his final career NHL game - April 22

2012 30 year old woman collapses and dies during London Marathon - April 22

 

1954 Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers - April 23

1958 Gil Hodges hits his 300th HR & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game - April 23

1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational - April 23

1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last game as a Laker - April 23

1989 Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning - April 23

2012 38,000 London Marathon entrants have their home and email contacts published in a data protection breach - April 23

 

1951 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Women's Golf Invitational Open - April 24

1974 NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Bucaneers - April 24

1984 Oilers’ Wayne Gretzky is 3rd to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot - April 24

1994 NY Rangers sweep NY Islanders in NHL playoffs - April 24

1995 Court orders Darryl Strawberry to pay back $350,000 in taxes - April 24

1996 Highest scoring baseball game in 17 years - Twins 24, Tigers 11 - April 24

 

1965 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Pensacola Golf Invitational - April 25

1974 NFL moves goal posts & adopts sudden-death playoff - April 25

1985 For 2nd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points in a Cup game (3 goals, 4 assists) - April 25

1989 Mike Tyson gets a speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY - April 25

1989 Penguin Mario Lemuix ties NHL playoff record of 4 goals in 1st period - April 25

1997 Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr hits his 250th HR - April 25

 

1931 Lou Gehrig hits a HR but is called out for passing a runner, mistake costs him AL home run crown; he & Babe Ruth tie for season - April 26

1935 Frank Boucher is given NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years - April 26

1941 A tradition begins, 1st organ at a baseball stadium (Chicago Cubs) - April 26

1952 Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman - April 26

1983 1983 NFL Draft: John Elway from University of Stanford first pick by Baltimore Colts - April 26

1991 Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession & distribution of illegal narcotics - April 26

 

Babe Ruth Day - April 27

1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London - April 27

1947 Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & throughout US - April 27

1961 NFL officially recognizes Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio - April 27

1981 1st female soccer official is hired by NASL - April 27

1992 NY Mets trade David Cone to Toronto Blue Jays for Jeff Kent - April 27

1997 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Championship - April 27

 

1931 Program for woman athletes approved for 1932 Olympics track & field - April 28

1967 Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title - April 28

1972 Courts award 1968 Kentucky Derby prize money to 2nd place winner due to the winner being given drugs before the race - April 28

1993 NY Islanders beat Washington Capitals 4 to 1 in playoffs; Caps Dale Hunter attacks Pierre Turgeon after scoring - April 28

1996 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic - April 28

2003 Andre Agassi recaptures the world no. 1 ranking to become the oldest top-ranked male in the history of the ATP rankings (33 years, 13 days) - April 28

 

1934 Pittsburgh is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday - April 29

1956 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open - April 29

1961 ABC's "Wide World of Sports" debuts - April 29

1984 Betsy King wins LPGA Freedom/Orlando Golf Classic - April 29

1986 Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners - April 29

2006 NFL Draft: Mario Williams from North Carolina State first pick from Houston Texans - April 29

 

1900 165 lb Robert Fitzsimmons KOs 305 lb Ed Dunkhost in a boxing match - April 30

1958 Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits - April 30

1970 Cubs Billy Williams is 1st NLer to play in 1,000 consecutive games - April 30

1982 Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season - April 30

1987 Lou Lamoriello is named NJ Devils President - April 30

1997 Atlanta Braves win record 19 games in April - April 30


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Social Sports Calendar - May

Month   -   Week  -   Day

May Monthly Social Sports Holidays

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Tennis Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

May Weekly Social Sports Holidays

National Physical Education and Sports Week - May 1-7 (First Week in May)

International Coaching Week - May 7-13

National Bike Week - Third week in May

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week - May 21-26

Month   -   Week  -   Day

May Daily Social Sports Holidays

1751 1st American cricket match is played – May 1

1884 Moses Walker became 1st African American player in major league baseball in US – May 1

1891 Cy Young pitches 1st game played in Cleveland's League Park Cleveland Spiders 12, Cincinnati Redlegs 3 – May 1

1920 Longest major league baseball game by inninngs - Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 1-1, in 26 innings – May 1

1940 The 1940 Olympics are cancelled – May 1

1984 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Minnesota North Stars, 4 games to 0 – May 1

 

1909 Honus Wagner steals his way around bases in 1st inning against Cubs – May 2

1920 1st game of National Negro Baseball League played in Indianapolis – May 2

1954 Stan Musial hits 5 HRs in a doubleheader – May 2

1967 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2 – May 2

1988 Baltimore Orioles sign a 15 year lease to remain in Baltimore & get a new park – May 2

1999 John Elway announces his retirement from the NFL – May 2

 

1900 26th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Boland aboard Lieut Gibson wins in 2:06.25 – May 3

1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Clifford Ann Creed Golf Invitational – May 3

1980 Texas Ranger Ferguson Jenkins becomes 4th to win 100 games in AL & NL – May 3

1986 NY Yankee Don Mattingly is 6th to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game – May 3

1991 Cam Neely is injured on a hit by Ulf Samuelsson, an injury that would limit him to only 162 games for the remainder of his NHL career and force him to retire at 31 – May 3

2000 The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet. – May 3

 

1919 1st legal Sunday baseball game in NYC (Phillies beat Giants 4-3) – May 4

1924 8th Olympic games open at Paris, France – May 4

1949 Air crash at Turin (whole Torino soccer team survives) – May 4

1974 100th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr. aboard Cannonade wins in 2:04 – May 4

1994 Arsenal of England win 34th European Cup Winner's Cup against Parma of Italy 1-0 in Copenhagen – May 4

2002 Barry Bonds hits his 400th home run as a Giant, leading his team to a 3-0 win over Cincinnati. Bonds is the first player to hit 400 homers for one team and 100 with another – May 4

 

Kentucky Derby - May 5 (First Saturday in May)

1912 5th Olympic games open at Stockholm, Sweden – May 5

1925 Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6, (16 total bases) – May 5

1935 Jesse Owens of US sets long jump record at 26' 8½" – May 5

1966 Willie Mays hit his 512th HR – May 5

1989 Mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY – May 5

1995 Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics) – May 5

 

1733 1st international boxing match: Bob Whittaker beats Tito di Carni – May 6

1903 Chicago White Sox commit 12 errors against Detroit Tigers – May 6

1921 American Soccer League forms – May 6

1951 Pittsburgh Pirate Cliff Chambers no-hits Boston Braves, 3-0 – May 6

1979 Fred Markham set a bicycle speed record of 818 kph over 200 m – May 6

1997 NHL Hartford Whalers become Carolina Hurricanes – May 6

 

1925 Phillies have their 8th game postponed in a row – May 7

1951 International Olympic committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics – May 7

1982 Federal jury rules NFL violates antitrust laws in preventing – May 7

1982 Oakland Raiders to move to LA – May 7

1992 Jockey Angel Cordero retires after winning over 7,000 horse races – May 7

1995 Michelle McGann wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic – May 7

 

1878 1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines – May 8

1926 Fire breaks out in Fenway Park, home of Boston Red Socks baseball team – May 8

1936 Jockey Ralph Neves unexpectedly revived after being declared dead after a fall. His wife fainted when he returned to track – May 8

1967 Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army – May 8

1984 USSR announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics – May 8

1988 Amateur referees work NJ Devils - Boston Bruins playoff games, as NHL referees walk-off, due to a restraining order brought by Devils – May 8

 

1930 55th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6 – May 9

1971 Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42) – May 9

1982 Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic – May 9

1990 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Boston Bruins beat Washington Capitals, 4 games to 0 – May 9

1995 Cleveland Indians tie record of scoring 8 runs before making an out, they beat Twins 10-0 – May 9

2001 Accra Sports Stadium Disaster: 129 Ghanian football fans die in a stampede caused by the firing of teargas by police following a decision by the referee in a crucial match between arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko – May 9

 

1870 Jem Mace & defends his heavyweight crown against Irish champ Joe Coburn, it lasts 1 hr & 17 minutes, & neither is struck by a punch – May 10

1929 64th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Muirfield Gullane – May 10

1970 Bobby Orr scores one of the most famous goals in hockey history, an overtime goal that gives the Boston Bruins its first Stanley Cup since 1941 – May 10

1991 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Minnesota North Stars beat Edmonton Oilers, 4 games to 1 – May 10

2002 Anaheim Angels crush the Chicago White Sox 19-0. The Angels join the 1923 Indians, 1939 Yankees and 1950 Red Sox as the only teams to beat two opponents by 19 or more runs in the same season – May 10

2013 Joe Sakic is hired by his former team, the Colorado Avalanche, as Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations – May 10

 

1927 Belgium beats England 9-1 in soccer – May 11

1946 1st night game at Boston Braves Field (Giants 5, Braves 1 – May 11

1959 Yankee catcher Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games ends – May 11

1985 56 die and at least 265 are injured at Bradford City football ground in the worst fire in English football history – May 11

1988 Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph) – May 11

1991 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2 – May 11

 

National Archery Day - May 12 (Second Saturday in May)

National Miniature Golf Day - May 12 (Second Saturday in May)

1875 1st recorded shutout in pro baseball, Chicago 1, St Louis 0 – May 12

1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Alpine Civitan Golf Open – May 12

1966 St Louis' Busch Stadium opens, Braves lose to Cards 4-3 in 12 innings – May 12

1970 Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run – May 12

1980 West Ham United wins the FA Cup, beating Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley Stadium. Midfield playmaker Trevor Brooking scores the winner with a rare header. – May 12

1995 Martin Brodeur ties NHL record getting his 3rd playoff shutout in 4 – May 12

 

1905 James J Jeffries retires as boxing champion – May 13

1952 Minor-league Bristol pitcher Ron Necciai strikes out 27 in 9-innings – May 13

1955 Mickey Mantle hits 3 consecutive HRs of at least 463' – May 13

1982 Chicago Cubs win their 8,000th (beat Astros) – May 13

1996 OJ Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict – May 13

2012 Manchester City win the English Premier League for the first time – May 13

 

1906 Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising – May 14

1918 Sunday baseball is made legal in Washton, DC – May 14

1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Columbus Golf Open – May 14

1977 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games – May 14

1986 Reggie Jackson hit his 537th HR passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place – May 14

1995 41st McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Kelly Robbins – May 14

 

1912 Ty Cobb rushes a heckler at a NY Highlander game & is suspended – May 15

1935 Pirates beat Phillies 20-5 – May 15

1952 Johnny Longden becomes 2nd jockey to ride 4,000 winners – May 15

1953 Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in Chicago – May 15

1970 South-Africa excluded from Olympic play – May 15

1987 Record archery score for a pair over 24 hours, is set – May 15

 

1869 Cincinnati Reds play their 1st baseball game, win 41-7 – May 16

1941 1st US/radio performance of Bennett's "Symphony in D for the Dodgers" – May 16

1954 Ted Williams gets 8 hits in 1st game (DH) since breaking collarbone – May 16

1982 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament – May 16

1996 Sammy Sosa is 1st Chicago Cub to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning – May 16

2015 140th Preakness: Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah wins in 1:58.46 – May 16

 

1927 Chicago Cubs beat Boston Braves, 4-3, in 22 innings – May 17

1928 9th modern Olympic games opens in Amsterdam – May 17

1964 Phillies triple play Houston Colt .45s – May 17

1970 Hank Aaron becomes 9th player to get 3,000 hits – May 17

2014 Arsenal defeats Hull City to win the 2014 FA Cup Final – May 17

2014 139th Preakness: Victor Ezpinoza aboard California Chrome wins in 1:54.84 – May 17

 

NASCAR Day - May 18 (Third Friday in May)

1912 A's beat Tigers 24-2, who use amateurs protesting Ty Cobbs suspension – May 18

1942 NYC ends night baseball games for rest of WWII – May 18

1974 99th Preakness: Miguel Rivera aboard Current Little wins in 1:54.6 – May 18

1990 Jari Kurri sets a record for scoring in a Stanley Cup Finals game, registering three goals and two assists vs the Boston Bruins – May 18

2008 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 1 – May 18

2014 Adam Scott overtakes Tiger Woods as the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world – May 18

 

National Learn to Swim Day - May 19 (Third Saturday of May)

1912 AL President Ban Johnson tells Tigers if they continue protest of Ty Cobb's suspension, they will be banned from baseball – May 19

1935 NFL adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936 – May 19

1941 Germany occupiers in Holland forbid bicycle taxis – May 19

1962 Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner's NL hit record with 3,431 – May 19

1984 Pat LaFontaine scores 2 goals within 22 sec in an NHL playoff game – May 19

2012 20th UEFA Champions League Final: Chelsea beats Bayern Munich (1-1, 4-3 on penalties) at Munich – May 19

 

1920 Policemen raid the Cubs' bleachers & arrest 24 fans for gambling – May 20

1930 University of California dedicates $1,500 to research on prevention & cure of athlete's foot – May 20

1973 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational – May 20

1984 Boston's Roger Clemens beats Twins, 5-4, for his 1st victory – May 20

1991 Chicago Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP – May 20

2000 125th Preakness: Jerry Bailey aboard Red Bullet wins in 1:56.00 – May 20

 

1819 1st bicycles (swift walkers) in US introduced in NYC – May 21

1930 NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers – May 21

1971 Chelsea win 11th European Cup Winner's Cup against Real Madrid 2-1 in Athens (replay) – May 21

2006 The Swedish ice hockey team Tre Kronor takes gold in the World Championship, becoming the first nation to hold both the World and Olympic titles separately in the same year. – May 21

2008 16th UEFA Champions League Final: Manchester United beats Chelsea (1-1, 6-5 on penalties) at Moscow – May 21

2011 136th Preakness: Jesús Castañón aboard Shackleford wins in 1:56.47 – May 21

 

1877 3rd Kentucky Derby: Billy Walker aboard Baden-Baden wins in 2:38 – May 22

1906 10th anniversary Olympic games close at Athens, Greece – May 22

1963 Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium's façade – May 22

1968 Pittsburgh Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 HRs, a double & a single – May 22

1990 Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders' baseball career – May 22

2002 Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks – May 22

 

1873 1st Preakness: G Barbee aboard Survivor wins in 2:43 – May 23

1883 Baseball game between one-armed & one-legged players – May 23

1941 Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on DQ in 7 for heavyweight boxing title – May 23

1971 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationalionale – May 23

1992 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 0 – May 23

2013 Patrick Roy is named head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, his former team where he won two Stanley Cups – May 23

 

1929 Detroit Tigers beats Chicago White Sox, 6-5, in 21 innings – May 24

1964 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open Invitational – May 24

1964 Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300 – May 24

1967 AFL grants a franchise to Cincinnati Bengals – May 24

1979 Billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar – May 24

1989 NHL's NY Rangers fire GM & coach Phil Esposito – May 24

 

1868 Australian Aboriginal Cricket tour of England begins v Surrey Gentlemen – May 25

1922 Babe Ruth suspended 1 day & fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump – May 25

1935 Track and field athlete Jesse Owens equals or breaks 4 world records in 45 minutes at a Big Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Remembered as "the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport". – May 25

1965 Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title rematch – May 25

1991 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Minnesota North Star, 4 games to 2 – May 25

1994 Mark Messier scores a natural hat trick for the New York Rangers in game 6 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals – May 25

 

1925 Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery – May 26

1956 55th Women's French Championships: Althea Gibson beats Angela Mortimer (6-0, 12-10) – May 26

1963 62nd Men's French Championships: Roy Emerson beats Pierre Darmon (3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4) – May 26

2009 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Carolina Hurricanes, 4 games to 0 – May 26

2013 Indianapolis 500: Tony Kanaan wins in 2:40:03.4181 (301.644 km/h) – May 26

2015 Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA Eastern Conference – May 26

 

Indianapolis 500 - May 27 (Sunday of Memorial Day weekend)

1960 Baltimore manager Paul Richards devises oversized catcher's mitt - May 27

1974 Pirates Ken Brett no-hits Padres until 9th inning - May 27

1982 New owners purchase NHL Colorado Rockies, & get approval to move them to NJ Meadowlands (Devils) - May 27

1990 74th Indianapolis 500 runs - May 27

2012 Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 2:58.51.2532 (269.934 km/h) - May 27

2015 Golden State Warriors win the NBA Western Conference - May 27

 

1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London) - May 28

1951 After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st major league home run - May 28

1957 NL approves Brooklyn Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to west coast - May 28

1962 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio - May 28

1968 NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise - May 28

2006 Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the all-time list - May 28

 

1954 53rd Men's French Championships: Tony Trabert beats Art Larsen (6-4, 7-5, 6-1) - May 29

1957 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants & Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast - May 29

1977 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins for a record 4th time - May 29

1980 Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year - May 29

1985 Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months. - May 29

2001 U.S. Supreme Court rules that disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments. - May 29

 

1896 1st car accident occurs, Henry Wells hits a cyclist in NYC - May 30

1911 1st Indianapolis 500 car race, Ray Harroun wins at 74.59 MPH (120 KPH) - May 30

1922 Cubs swap Max Flack for Cardinals Cliff Heathcote during middle of doubleheader. Both play for both teams that day - May 30

1935 Babe Ruth's final game, goes hitless for Braves against Phillies - May 30

1937 20th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pittsburgh FC Aspinwall PA - May 30

1986 Barry Bonds makes his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates - May 30

 

1880 League of American Wheelmen (1st US bicycle association), forms in Newport RI - May 31

1941 German occupiers forbids Jews access to beach & swimming pools - May 31

1956 Mickey Mantle HR just misses clearing Yankee Stadium's roof - May 31

1992 Barb Mucha wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic - May 31

1994 Padres scores 13 in 2nd vs Pirates - May 31

2015 Harriette Thompson aged 92 and 65 days becomes the oldest woman to complete a marathon (Suja Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego) - May 31


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Social Sports Calendar - June

Month   -   Week  -   Day

June Monthly Social Sports Holidays

Sports America Kids Month

Women's Golf Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

June Weekly Social Sports Holidays

National Fishing & Boating Week - June 2-10 (First Week in June)

Us Open Golf Championship - June 11-17

Month   -   Week  -   Day

June Daily Social Sports Holidays

1975 21st LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth – June 1

1992 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins sweep Chicago Blackhawks in 4 games – June 1

2006 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Carolina Hurricanes beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 3 – June 1

2012 New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana pitches a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals – June 1

 

1901 Benjamin Adams Arrested for Playing Golf on a Sunday in NY – June 2

1925 Lou Gehrig Begins 2,130 Consecutive Game Streak  – June 2

1935 Babe Ruth Retires – June 2

1991 The Three Andrettis – June 2

 

1953 Alexander Cartwright officially credited by U.S. Congress as founder of baseball – June 3

1973 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Sealy-Faberge Golf Classic – June 3

2010 Canadian sportscaster Ron MacLean saves a man from drowning in the Delaware River in Philadelphia – June 3

2014 Hashim Amla becomes the first non-white captain of the South African national cricket team – June 3

 

1940 1st night game at Forbes Field (Pirates 14, Braves 2) – June 4

1951 Pirates' Gus Bell hits for cycle helps beat Phillies 12-4 – June 4

1974 NFL grants franchise to Seattle Seahawks – June 4

2016 115th Women's French Open: Garbiñe Muguruza beats Serena Williams (7-5, 6-4) to claim her 1st grand slam title – June 4

 

1943 President Laurel was shot around 4 times with a 45 caliber pistol while playing golf at the Wack Wack Golf Course in Mandaluyong – June 5

1955 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 550' HR off Chicago Billy Pierce – June 5

1983 82nd Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec (6-1, 6-2) – June 5

2016 115th Men's French Open: Novak Đoković beats Andy Murray (3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4) to win his first French title – June 5

 

1939 New York Giants beat Reds 17-3 – June 6

1941 The NY Giants use batting helmets – June 6

1944 Baseball cancels all games honoring D-Day – June 6

1987NY Yankees play 13,000th game  – June 6

 

1892 President Harrison is first President to attend MLB game while in office – June 7

1906 Chicago Cubs Beat NY Giants 19-0 with 11 runs scored in first inning – June 7

1994 Rickey Henderson steals 1,100th career base – June 7

2014 Maria Sharapova wins french open – June 7

 

1921 Babe Ruth arrested for speeding, fined $100, & held in jail until 4 PM – June 8

1966 NFL & AFL announce plans to become NFC & AFC in 1970 – June 8

1976 Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks – June 8

1989 Pirates score 10 in 1st (their best inning since 1942), prompts Pirate broadcaster Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia if Pirates lost, Phillies beat them 15-11, Rooker walks at end of season – June 8

 

Belmont Stakes – June 9

1914 Honus Wagner is 2nd to get 3,000 hits – June 9

1964 Jack Nicklaus wins British Open golf tournament – June 9

1993 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat LA Kings, 4 games to 1 – June 9

2013 112th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats David Ferrer (6-3, 6-2, 6-3) – June 9

 

1972 Hank Aaron's grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges & moves him ahead of Willie Mays as #2 HR hitter (649) – June 10

1984 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic – June 10

1996 Stanley Cup: Colorado Avalanche sweep Florida Panthers in 4 games – June 10

1997 Kevin Brown of Florida Marlins no hits SF Giants 9-0 – June 10

 

1927 Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th of 60 HRs – June 11

1959 Charlie Sifford becomes the 1st African American to play in a US Golf Open – June 11

1967 A. J. Foyt and Dan Gurney drive a Ford to victory in Le Mans – June 11

1992 US Olympic baseball team plays 1st exhibtion game, beat Venez 20-0 – June 11

 

1928 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 2 triples & 2 HRs to be White Sox 15-7 – June 12

1990 Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list – June 12

2009 Pittsburgh Penguins beat Detroit Red Wings in game 7 to win franchise’s 3rd Stanley Cup – June 12

2016 Pittsburgh Penguins win game 6 against San Jose Sharks to win 4th Stanley Cup – June 12

 

1937 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs against St Louis Browns – June 13

1948 Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th – June 13

1995 NJ Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, to go to their 1st Stanley Cup finals – June 13

2002 Scotty Bowman wins his 9th Stanley Cup as a coach, an NHL record, and retires – June 13

 

1992 Anne-Marie Palli wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic – June 14

1994 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Vancouver Canucks, 4 games to 3 – June 14

1995 49th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets sweep Orlando Magic in 4 games – June 14

2005 Asafa Powell of Jamaica sets a new Men's 100 meters world record of 9.77 at the Athens Olympic Stadium – June 14

 

1928 Ty Cobb, 41, steals home for 50th & final time – June 15

1957 57th US Golf Open: Dick Mayer shoots a 282 at Inverness Club in Toledo – June 15

1957 89th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Gallant Man wins in 2:26.6 – June 15

2014 San Antonio Spurs defeat the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals – June 15

 

1909 Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic medals – June 16

1977 Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over KC Royals – June 16

1978 Cincinnati Red Tom Seaver no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0 – June 16

1994 Martin Brodeur becomes 1st Devil to win Calder Trophy – June 16

 

1988 Givens' Family reports Mike Tyson beats his wife Robin Givens – June 17

1990 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic – June 17

1994 OJ Simpson doesn't turn himself in on murder charges, LA cops chase his Ford Bronco for 1½ hours, eventually gives up (seen live on TV) – June 17

1997 NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 & Minneapolis-St Paul & Columbus, Ohio in 2000 – June 17

 

1938 Babe Ruth is signed as a Dodgers coach for the rest of the season – June 18

1947 Cincinnati Red Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0 – June 18

1948 Phillies pitching great Robin Roberts debut, loses 2-0 to Pirates – June 18

2006 106th US Golf Open: Geoff Ogilvy shoots a 285 at Winged Foot GC NY – June 18

 

1846 First offically recognised baseball game (played by Cartwright Rules) - NY Nines 23 defeat Knickerbockers 1 at Hoboken, New Jersey – June 19

1938 Paul Waner (Pirates) homers off Pete Sivess (Phillies) in DH – June 19

1988 32 divers finish cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins – June 19

1999 Stanley Cup: Dallas Stars defeat Buffalo Sabres 4-2, Brett Hull clinches series with controversial "No Goal" – June 19

 

International Surfing Day - June 20

1936 Jesse Owens of US sets 100 meter record at 10.2 – June 20

1967 Muhammad Ali convicted of refusing induction into armed services – June 20

1992 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Washington Capitals to the Detroit Red Wings – June 20

1994 OJ Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson & Ronald Goldman – June 20

 

Go Skateboarding Day - June 21

1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open - June 21

1991 NY Islanders Denis Potvin and Mike Bossy, elected to Hockey Hall of Fame - June 21

1994 Steffi Graf becomes 1st defending tennis champ to lose in 1st round of a major tournament (Wimbledon to Lorrie McNeal) - June 21

1997 35th NHL draft Boston picks center Joe Thornton 1st - June 21

 

1930 Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader - June 22

1981 John McEnroe exhibits a disgraceful act of misbehavior at Wimbledon - June 22

1983 NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period - June 22

1991 Quebec Nordiques pick Eric Lindros #1 at NHL entry draft - June 22

 

Runner's Selfie Day - June 23

1894 The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin - June 23

1932 Lou Gehrig plays 1,103rd successive game in a NY uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland) - June 23

2003 Barry Bonds steals second base against the Los Angeles Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career home runs and 500 career steals - June 23

2005 59th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3 - June 23

 

Swim a Lap Day - June 24

1894 Decision to hold modern Olympics every 4 years - June 24

1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open - June 24

2012 Female athletes will be allowed to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics for the first time - June 24

2014 Sidney Crosby wins the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award for the 2014 NHL season - June 24

 

1967 Carol Mann wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational - June 25

1968 Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (Giants) - June 25

1988 Cal Ripken Jr plays in his 1,000th consecutive game - June 25

1997 NHL approves franchises in Nash, Atlanta, Columbus, & Minn-St Paul - June 25

 

1916 Cleveland Indians experiment with numbers on their jerseys (one game) - June 26

2014 Luis Suárez is expelled from the 2014 FIFA World Cup following his biting incident - June 26

2014 Canadian Andrew Wiggins is selected as the No.1 draft pick in the NBA by the Cleveland Cavaliers - June 26

2015 Connor McDavid is selected by the Edmonton Oilers as the first draft pick for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft - June 26

 

1899 16th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats Charlotte Cooper (6-2 6-3) - June 27

1971 26th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner - June 27

1976 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Invitational - June 27

2010 56th LPGA Championship won by Cristie Kerr - June 27

 

1898 15th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats L Martin (6-4 6-4) - June 28

1971 US Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali - June 28

1995 NJ Devils Stanley Cup Victory Party, amidst rumors they were moving to Nashville, goalie Chris Terreri holds up "Nashville? NO WAY!" sign - June 28

2013 Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole's final "Sportscentre" broadcast on TSN - June 28

 

1986 Argentina becomes world champion soccer team (3-2 against W-Germany) - June 29

1986 Boston Red Sox trade for Tom Seaver - June 29

1992 NHL decides Eric Lindross goes to Flyers instead of Rangers - June 29

1997 Michelle McGann wins ShopRite LPGA Classic - June 29

 

1908 Boston's Cy Young's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Highlanders, 8-0 - June 30

1972 Cincinnati Reds are 11 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant - June 30

1982 NJ NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders & Americans - June 30

1994 Pre-trial hearings open in LA against OJ Simpson - June 30


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Social Sports Calendar - July

Month   -   Week  -   Day

July Monthly Social Sports Holidays

Family Golf Month

Tennis Month

Tour de France Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

July Weekly Social Sports Holidays

Wimbledon - July 2-15

Sports Cliche Week - July 7-13

Tour de France - July 7-29

Jim Thorpe Native American Games - July 15-20

Month   -   Week  -   Day

July Daily Social Sports Holidays

1903 1st Tour de France bicycle race begins - July 1

1904 3rd modern Olympic games opens in St Louis - July 1

1956 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Western Golf Open - July 1

1996 NHL Winnipeg Jets officially become the Phoenix Coyotes - July 1

 

1907 21st U.S. Women's National Championship: Evelyn Sears beats Carrie Neely (6-3, 6-2) - July 2

1963 Giant Willie Mays' HR in 16th inning gives them a 1-0 win over Braves - July 2

1995 Michelle McGann wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic - July 2

2010 FIFA World Cup: Ghana's Black Stars, the only African team standing in the Quarter Finals of the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa, are defeated by Uruguay - July 2

 

1902 Excelsior soccer team forms in Rotterdam - July 3

1911 Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day - July 3

1939 Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech - July 3

2005 112th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (4-6 7-6 9-7) - July 3

 

1907 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title - July 4

1930 43rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Elizabeth Ryan (6-2 6-2) - July 4

1983 NY Yankee Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox - July 4

1995 Birmingham Barracudas play 1st CFL game (vs Winnipeg) - July 4

 

1937 Joe DiMaggio's 1st grand slammer - July 5

1968 Philadelphia 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to LA Lakers - July 5

1974 81st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Olga Morzova (60 64) - July 5

2014 121st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Kvitová beats Eugenie Bouchard (6-3 6-0) - July 5

 

1933 1st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Babe Ruth hits first All Star home run - July 6

1941 NY Yankees unveil a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield - July 6

1963 70th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Billie Jean King (6-3 6-4) - July 6

1989 Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt is chosen to start in the All Star game - July 6

 

1914 Balt Orioles' (IL) owner Jack Dunn offers Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore & Ben Egan for $10,000 to Connie Mack, who refuses, pleading poverty - July 7

1932 Bradman scores a cricket double century in Montreal - July 7

1974 Sue Roberts wins LPGA Niagara Frontier Golf Classic - July 7

 

1912 29th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Ethel Larcombe beats Charlotte Cooper (6-3 6-1) - July 8

1946 Baseball grants $5,000 minimum salary - July 8

1974 Yank shortstop Jim Mason ties record with 4 doubles in 9 inn game - July 8

 

1877 First ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins - first offical lawn tennis tournament - men's singles only - July 9

1932 Washington Redskins (then Boston Braves) formed - July 9

1933 Frankford Yellowjackets sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles - July 9

1963 All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants) - July 9

 

1929 In game between Pirates & Phillies 9 HRs hit 1 in each inning - July 10

1966 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational - July 10

1968 US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969 - July 10

1990 All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers) - July 10

 

1895 First ever automobile race: Paris to Bordeaux 1,178 km in 48 hours, 48 minutes - July 11

1982 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats West Germany 3-1 for football's 12th World Cup in Madrid - July 11

1989 President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game - July 11

1991 Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy - July 11

 

1901 Cy Young wins his 300th game - July 12

1931 45,715 fans in 35,000 seat Sportsman Park St Louis, help cause many ground ruled doubles, 11 in 1st game & 21 in 2nd game for 32 - July 12

1979 "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park, causes fans to go wild & causes White Sox to forfeit 2nd game of a doubleheader to Tigers - July 12

1992 13th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Larry Laoretti - July 12

 

1900 Phillies beat Pittsburgh 23-8 - July 13

1958 Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open - July 13

1975 Carol Mann wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic - July 13

1994 O.J. Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing - July 13

 

1914 NL's Boston Braves start climb from last place to world series sweep - July 14

1934 Phillies score 11 runs in an inning, beats Cincinnati 18-0 - July 14

1987 Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson - July 14

1996 Michelle McGann wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic - July 14

 

1815 1st flat horse race held at English race track Cheltenham on Nottingham Hill - July 15

1876 Baseball's 1st no-hitter, St Louis' George W Bradley no-hits Hartford - July 15

1956 Beverly Hanson/Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Hot Springs Golf Invitational - July 15

1999 The inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field was held in Seattle, Washington. - July 15

 

1845 NY Yacht Club holds its 1st regatta - July 16

1961 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Tippecanoe Golf Open - July 16

1988 Wayne Gretzky (NHL) & Janet Jones wed in Edmonton - July 16

1994 Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL home game (vs Toronto Argonauts) - July 16

 

1927 21st Tour de France won by Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg - July 17

1934 Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland - July 17

1961 Roger Maris loses a HR (of his 61) due to a rain-out in 5th - July 17

1990 Minnesota Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0 - July 17

 

1930 SHO soccer team forms in Old Beijerland - July 18

1942 1st legal New Jersey horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens - July 18

1960 Baseball's NL votes to add Houston & NY franchises - July 18

1991 Florida Marlins' logo unveiled - July 18

 

1942 German occupiers confiscate bicycles in Rotterdam & Hague - July 19

1952 15th modern Olympic games opens in Helsinki, Finland - July 19

1980 22nd modern Olympic games opens in Moscow; US & others boycott - July 19

1981 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic - July 19

 

1975 30th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Palmer - July 20

1975 62nd Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France - July 20

1991 Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant - July 20

1994 O.J. Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's killer - July 20

 

1964 Mildred Simpson runs female world record marathon (3:19:33) - July 21

1975 Billy Martin fired as Texas Rangers manager - July 21

1991 Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic - July 21

2013 100th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain - July 21

 

1912 5th Olympic games in Stockholm, Sweden closes - July 22

1923 Walter Johnson becomes 1st to strikeout 3,000 (en route to 3,508) - July 22

1967 Atlanta Braves use a record 5 pitchers in 9th inning - July 22

1967 Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Ladies' Golf Open - July 22

 

1827 1st US swimming school opens (Boston Mass) - July 23

1866 Cincinnati Baseball club (Red Stockings) forms - July 23

1967 54th Tour de France won by Roger Pingeon of France - July 23

1979 George Brett gets his 1,000th hit - July 23

 

1893 For only time in history of US Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men's double championship in Chicago - July 24

1941 Red Sox Lefty Grove, 41, wins his 300th game - July 24

1958 Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again - July 24

1969 Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in US Army on appeal - July 24

 

1913 Pirates Max Carey goes hitless, but scores 5 runs against Phillies - July 25

1954 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Fort Wayne Golf Open - July 25

1990 Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres game - July 25

1991 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use - July 25

 

1948 "Babe Ruth Story" premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance - July 26

1957 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 200 - July 26

1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Western Golf Open - July 26

1987 Catfish Hunter Billy Williams & Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame - July 26

 

1924 8th Olympic games closes in Paris - July 27

1959 William Shea announces plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961 - July 27

1967 Helmond Sport soccer team forms - July 27

1993 NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million - July 27

 

1984 23rd modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles - July 28

1997 NY Ranger center Mark Messier signs with Vancouver for $20M for 3 yrs - July 28

2002 89th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified) - July 28

 

1874 Major Walter Copton Wingfield patents a portable tennis court - July 29

1899 Southern California Golf Association forms - July 29

1948 King George VI opens 14th modern Olympic games in London - July 29

1995 Monica Seles beats Martina Naratilova in her return to tennis - July 29

 

1844 1st US yacht club - NY Yacht Club organized by John Cox Stevens and 8 friends aboard the Gimcrack - July 30

1951 Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players - July 30

1976 Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball - July 30

1989 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic - July 30

 

1928 1st woman to win a track and field olympic gold medal, Halina Konopacka of Poland - July 31

1980 Rangers snap Orioles pitcher Steve Stone's 14-game winning streak - July 31

1984 US men's gymnastics team won team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics - July 31

1988 Willie Stargell became 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame - July 31


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Social Sports Calendar - August

Month   -   Day

August Monthly Social Sports Holidays

American Adventures Month

Motorsports Awareness Month

National Golf Month

Month   -   Day

August Daily Social Sports Holidays

1918 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Boston Braves, 2-0, in 21 innings - August 1

1936 Adolf Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin - August 1

1997 6th World Championships in Athletics open at Athens, Greece - August 1

2012 8 Women's badminton doubles players are disqualified from the 2012 summer Olympics for "not using one's best efforts to win a match" - August 1

 

1980 US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships - August 2

1980 US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships - August 2

1998 San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds is hit by a pitch and charges the mound, causing a bench-clearing brawl - August 2

1998 85th Tour de France won by Marco Pantani of Italy - August 2

 

1970 4 day NFL strike ends - August 3

1989 Cincinnati Reds send record 20 men to bat with a record 16 hits in 1 inning as they score 14 runs in 1st inning - August 3

2001 8th World Championships in Athletics open at Edmonton, Canada - August 3

2013 The Chiefs defeat the Brumbies to win the Super 15 Rugby Final - August 3

 

1922 Female 1st baseman Lizzie Murphy plays on AL all-star team - August 4

1949 NBL & NBAA merge into National Basketball Association - August 4

1984 Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics - August 4

2012 South African Oscar Pistorius becomes first amputee to compete at the Olympics - August 4

 

1901 Peter O'Connor of Ireland, sets then long jump record at 24' 11 3/4" - August 5

1936 At Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens wins his 3rd Olympic medal - August 5

1984 Joan Benoit (US) wins 1st Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52) - August 5

 

1956 After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena. - August 6

1960 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 43-16 in Toronto - August 6

1972 Hank Aaron hits 660th & 661st HRs for Braves (record for 1 team) - August 6

2003 Cristiano Ronaldo makes his debut for Manchester United and the Premier League in a 4–0 home victory over Bolton Wanderers - August 6

 

1964 31st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago 28, All-Stars 17 (65,000) - August 7

1992 Cleveland Indians turn a triple play - August 7

1992 Tampa Bay group purchases SF Giants - August 7

2010 Jerry Rice is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame - August 7

 

1922 Pirates set record of 46 hits in a doubleheader (against Phillies) - August 8

1946 Dreyfuss family, owners of Pittsburgh Pirates since 1900, sells club to Frank McKinney & John Galbreath for $25 million - August 8

2004 John Elway is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame - August 8

2008 29th Olympic Games opens at Beijing, China - August 8

 

1936 Jesse Owens wins 4th gold medal at Berlin Olympics - August 9

1977 NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs - August 9

1988 Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions - August 9

2012 Usain Bolt becomes the first person to win the 100m and 200m sprint in back to back Olympics - August 9

 

1888 NY Giant pitcher Tim Keefe sets a 19 game win streak record - August 10

1934 Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player - August 10

1983 1st World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump - August 10

1991 NFL sportscaster Paul Maquire suffers a heart attack at 53 - August 10

 

National Bowling Day - August 11 (Second Saturday in August)

1969 Pittsburgh Steelers beat NY Giants 17-13 in Montreal (NFL expo) - August 11

1979 Phillies Tug McGraw gives up record 4th grand slam of year - August 11

2005 10th World Championships in Athletics: Justin Gatlin wins 200m - August 11

2013 95th PGA Championship: Jason Dufner shoots a 270 at Oak Hill Country Club - August 11

 

1928 9th Olympic Games close in Amsterdam - August 12

1956 Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA World Golf Championship - August 12

1969 Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 million - August 12

2012 30th Olympic Games closes at London, United Kingdom - August 12

 

1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship - August 13

1993 Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24 - August 13

1995 Beth Daniels wins LPGA PING Welch's Golf Championship - August 13

2004 28th Olympic Games opens at Athens, Greece - August 13

 

1903 James J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 10 for heavyweight boxing title - August 14

1920 Olympic Games open in Antwerp - August 14

1961 Philadelphia Phillies lose 17th straight game - August 14

1987 Oakland's Mark McGwire sets rookie HR record at 39, en route to 49 - August 14

 

1931 Spakenburg soccer team forms - August 15

1960 CFL's Calgary Stampeders move into McMahon Stadium - August 15

1960 Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 16-7 in Toronto (NFL expo) - August 15

1964 Phillies triple-play NY Mets - August 15

 

1743 Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton) - August 16

1936 11th Olympic games closes in Berlin - August 16

1954 "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing - August 16

1970 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cincinnati Golf Open - August 16

 

1920 NY Yankees cancel game with Cleveland Indians in memory of Ray Chapman who died on the same day - August 17

1952 Betty Jameson wins LPGA World Golf Championship - August 17

1969 NY Jets beat NY Giants 37-14 in their 1st meeting (pre season) - August 17

1972 Phillies Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game - August 17

 

1914 Oscar Egg sets new cycling hour record (44,247 km) - August 18

1915 Braves Field opens in Boston to see Braves beat Cards 3-1 - August 18

1931 Lou Gehrig hitless in Detroit, his 1,000th consecutively played game - August 18

1946 Golf Writers Associaton of America forms - August 18

 

1900 Start of the one & only olympic cricket match, in Paris - August 19

1903 Philadelphia Phillies suffer record 9th straight postponed game - August 19

1909 Indianapolis 500 race track opens - August 19

1917 Sunday benefit baseball game at Polo Grounds results in John McGraw & Christy Mathewson's arrest for violating Blue laws - August 19

 

1922 1st world championship athletics for women, held in Paris - August 20

1945 Robert Hamilton wins PGA golf tournament - August 20

1947 Boston Braves hit a million attendance for 1st time - August 20

1964 Yankee Phil Linz plays harmonica on bus despite Yogi Berra's orders - August 20

 

1936 Red Sox Wes Ferrell, walks off mound when he feels he did not get good feilding, Sox suspend him - August 21

1947 1st Little League World Series Maynard Midgets of Williamsport PA win - August 21

1948 Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson - August 21

1967 Ken Harrelson becomes baseball's 1st free agent - August 21

 

1917 Pittsburgh Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers - August 22

1946 Baseball approves a 168-game schedule, but later rescinds it - August 22

1946 Mikko Hietanen wins Oslo marathon (2:24:55) - August 22

1950 Althea Gibson becomes 1st black competitor in a US national tennis competition - August 22

 

1970 Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game - August 23

2003 9th World Championships in Athletics open at Saint-Denis, France - August 23

2009 12th World Championships in Athletics close at Berlin, Germany - August 23

2015 English Indycar driver Justin Wilson suffers a head injury during a race crash at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania - August 23

 

1905 Chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings - August 24

1918 Sect Baker grants extended exemption to World Series players - August 24

1919 Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning - August 24

1958 Sergei Popov wins Stockholm marathon (2:15:17.0) (WR) - August 24

 

1804 Alice Meynell becomes 1st woman jockey (England) - August 25

1960 17th summer olympics opens in Rome - August 25

1960 AFL begins placing players names on back of their jersies - August 25

1980 Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs - August 25

 

1933 Jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km) - August 26

1938 Montreal Maroons dropped from NHL - August 26

1939 1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Bkln Dodgers (W2XBS NY) - August 26

1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open - August 26

 

1976 Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open - August 27

1978 Gerrie Knetemann becomes world cyclist champion - August 27

1978 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic - August 27

1996 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Detroit Red Wings to the Tampa Bay Lightning - August 27

 

1967 Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus - August 28

1970 Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970 - August 28

1994 22nd du Maurier Golf Classic: Martha Nause - August 28

1994 94th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods - August 28

 

1969 Joe Pepitone quits Yanks after being fined $500 for leaving the bench - August 29

1976 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open - August 29

2004 28th Olympic Games closes at Athens, Greece - August 29

2012 The USADA claims to have stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles - August 29

 

1904 Thomas Hicks wins 3rd Olympics marathon (3:28:53.0) (40 km) - August 30

1986 Gelindo Bordin wins Stuttgart marathon (2:10:54) - August 30

2012 Andy Roddick announces he will retire following the U.S. Open - August 30

2015 15th World Championships in Athletics close at Beijing, China - August 30

 

1894 Phillies Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases - August 31

1900 Dodgers' Brickyard Kennedy walks 6 straight Phillies - August 31

1972 Olga Korbut, USSR, wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics - August 31

1999 Dino Ciccarelli retires from the NHL - August 31


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Social Sports Calendar - September

Month   -   Day

September Monthly Social Sports Holidays

Home and Sports Eye Safety Month

Month   -   Day

September Daily Social Sports Holidays

1890 1st baseball tripleheader-Boston vs Pittsburgh - September 1

1918 Ty Cobb pitches 2 innings against Browns - September 1

1980 Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario. - September 1

1996 Baltimore Ravens (Cleveland Browns) 1st NFL game, beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14 - September 1

 

1919 National Commission recommends a best-of-9 World Series - September 2

1927 Rumour starts that Yankee Lou Gehrig will be traded to Tigers - September 2

1978 Reggie Jackson is 19th player to hit 20 HR in 11 straight years - September 2

1996 Michelle McGann wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic - September 2

 

1902 Pittsburgh Pirates, win earliest pennent (full season) - September 3

1904 St Louis Olympics closes - September 3

1938 1940 Olympic site changed from Tokyo Japan to Helsinki Finland - September 3

1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf - September 3

 

1972 US swimmer Mark Spitz becomes 1st athlete to win 7 olympic gold medals - September 4

1977 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Rail Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic - September 4

1978 NY Yankee pitcher Ron Guidry wins his 20th (on way to 25-3 season) - September 4

1988 Mike Tyson crashes a silver BMW into a tree near Catskills NY - September 4

 

1918 Due to WW I, 15th World Series begins a month early - September 5

1987 John McEnroe is fined $17,500 for tirades at US Tennis Open - September 5

1989 Chris Evert's last US Open match, she is defeated by Zina Garrison - September 5

1990 Pete Sampras ends Ivan Lendl's bid for 9th straight US Open final - September 5

 

1972 Summer Olympics resume in Munich Germany after massacre - September 6

1981 Bob Lemon named NY Yankee manager for 2nd time - September 6

1982 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic - September 6

1982 Pittsburgh Pirates retire Willie Stargell's # - September 6

 

1960 Ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m (2:04.3) - September 7

1964 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Valhalla Golf Open - September 7

1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Molson's Canadian Golf Open - September 7

1970 White Sox use record 41 players in doubleheader & lose both games - September 7

 

1905 Pittsburgh Pirates strand NL record 18 men on base & lose to Reds 8-3 - September 8

1973 93rd Women's U.S. Open: Margaret Court beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (7-6, 5-7, 6-2) - September 8

1978 2nd game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 13-2 - September 8

2013 Sebastian Vettel wins the 2013 Italian Formula One Grand Prix - September 8

 

1904 Boston Herald again refers to NY baseball club as Yankees, when it reports "Yankees take 2," Yankee name not official till 1913 - September 9

1956 70th U.S. Women's National Championship: Shirley Fry Irvin beats Althea Gibson (6-3, 6-4) - September 9

1958 Pirate Roberto Clemente ties record of 3 triples in a game - September 9

1971 NHL great Gordie Howe retires - September 9

 

1918 Players on both sides threaten to strike the World Series unless they are guaranteed $2,500 to the winners & $1,000 each for the losers - September 10

1960 Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2) - September 10

1972 20th Olympic games close at Munich, German FR - September 10

2012 132nd Women's U.S. Open: Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka (6-2, 2-6, 7-5) - September 10

 

1862 3rd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Golf Club - September 11

1912 Netherland Olympic Committee forms - September 11

1995 Ohio's Governor Voinovich proclaims "Cleveland Indians Day" - September 11

2014 South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is found not guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (and is later found guilty of culpable homicide) - September 11

 

1885 Highest score (35) recorded in any 1st-class soccer match is set - September 12

1895 Defender (US) beats Valkyrie III (England) in 10th America's Cup - September 12

1953 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant earlier than any other team, defeating Milwaukee Braves 105-49 - September 12

2005 Mark Messier announces on ESPN radio that he will retire from the NHL - September 12

 

1960 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns soccer-law - September 13

1965 Willie Mays's 500th HR (off Don Nottebart), Giants 11th straight win - September 13

1973 ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics - September 13

1999 John Elway's #7 jersey is retired by the Denver Broncos - September 13

 

1969 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open - September 14

1996 NY Met Todd Huntley sets record of 41 HRs by a catcher - September 14

1997 Karrie Webb wins LPGA SAFECO Classic - September 14

2009 129th Women's U.S. Open: Kim Clijsters beats Caroline Wozniacki (7-5, 6-3) - September 14

 

1960 Maurice Richard announces his retirement. He finishes his career with 544 goals, an NHL record at the time. - September 15

1978 Dodgers become 1st major league team to draw 3 million fans - September 15

2000 27th Olympic Games opens at Sydney, Australia - September 15

2004 NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announces a lockout of the players union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office. - September 15

 

1940 Leo Durocher suspended from Ebbetts Field for "inciting a riot" - September 16

1973 Buff Bill O.J. Simpson rushes 250 yards (2 TDs), beating Patriots 31-13 - September 16

1975 Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7 - September 16

2012 NHL locks out its players after the expiry of the collective bargaining agreement - September 16

 

1947 Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News - September 17

1964 Mickey Mantle gets hits #1999, 2000 & 2001 & his 450th HR - September 17

1988 24th Olympic games open at Seoul, Korea - September 17

2004 Barry Bonds hits his 700th career home run - September 17

 

1848 Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner - September 18

1990 Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics - September 18

1991 John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians - September 18

1997 Seve Ballesteros & Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame - September 18

 

National Gymnastics Day - September 19

1955 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season - September 19

1988 US Olympic diver Greg Louganis hits his head on diving board - September 19

1989 Appeals court restores America's Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US's use of a catamaran) - September 19

2015 Japan beats South Africa 34-32 in Brighton, England in the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history - September 19

 

1932 Chicago Cubs clinch the NL pennant - September 20

1933 Pittsburgh Steelers (as Pirates) play 1st NFL game, lose 23-2 - September 20

1988 Greg Louganis wins Olympic gold medal in springboard diving - September 20

1992 Colleen Walker wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic - September 20

1964 Constellation (US) beats Sovereign (England) in 20th America's Cup - September 21

1964 Reds Chico Ruiz steals home, beats Phillies 1-0. Phillies start a 10 game losing streak that gives Cards the pennant - September 21

1969 58th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0) - September 21

1982 NFL players begin a 57 day strike - September 21

 

1910 Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union forms - September 22

1920 Chicago grand jury convenes to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series - September 22

1991 Pat Bradley wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic - September 22

1993 Nolan Ryan, 46, pitches his last game - September 22

 

1950 Patty Berg wins LPGA Sunset Hills Golf Open - September 23

1952 1st closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event - September 23

1952 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant with a record of 96-57 over the New York Giants 92-62 - September 23

1992 1st female to play in a NHL exhibition game (Manon Rheaume, goalie) for Tampa Bay Lightning - gives up 2 goals on 9 attempts in 1 period - September 23

 

 

1927 NHL's Toronto St Patricks become Maple Leafs - September 24

1930 Portsmouth beats Brooklyn in 1st NFL game played under floodlights - September 24

1980 Braves join every NL team with 1,000,000+ attendance for this season - September 24

1992 Scott Stevens is named 5th Captain in NJ Devils history - September 24

 

1926 NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings - September 25

1930 Roger Hornsby replaces Joe McCarthy as Cubs manager - September 25

1988 Florence Griffith Joyner runs Olympic record 100m in 10.54s - September 25

1988 Kathy Guadagnino wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic - September 25

 

1975 Phillies & NY Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM - September 26

1993 Cubs bat out of order against Pirates in 2nd inning - September 26

1993 Indians win their last game at Cleveland Stadium, beating Brewers 6-4 - September 26

1997 Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr hits his 56th HR of 1997 - September 26

 

1935 Chicago Cubs win 21st consecutive game & clinch NL pennant - September 27

1936 1st baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game - September 27

1991 1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (NY Islanders vs Boston Bruins) - September 27

1992 LA Dodgers for 1st time in history clinch last place - September 27

 

1955 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (Yanks beat Dodgers) - September 28

1960 Ted Williams hits his final homer #521 (off Jack Fisher) - September 28

1984 Cleve Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10 - September 28

1986 Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City) - September 28

 

1977 Eva Shain is 1st woman to referee a heavyweight championship - September 29

1977 Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title - September 29

1994 1st phase of O.J. Simpson murder trial jury selection ends (304 chosen) - September 29

1996 Houston Astro's retire Nolan Ryan's #34 - September 29

 

1659 Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US) - September 30

1882 22nd British Golf Open: Bob Ferguson shoots a 171 at St Andrews - September 30

1972 Roberto Clemente is 11th to get 3,000 hits - September 30

1990 Pittsburgh Pirates wins NL East title - September 30


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Social Sports Calendar - October

Month   -   Day

October Monthly Social Sports Holidays

Learn to Bowl Month

Month   -   Day

October Daily Social Sports Holidays

1661 Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James, Duke of York racing from Greenwich to Gravesend – October 1

1903 1st baseball World Series, Pittsburgh Pirates vs Boston Pilgrims (Red Sox) – October 1

1908 Jack Chesbro's final Highlander victory, beats Walter Johnson 2-1 – October 1

1930 Soccer team WHC forms – October 1

1932 NHL readmits Ottawa & drops Pittsburgh – October 1

1945 Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army – October 1

1947 NHL Pension Society founded – October 1

1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open – October 1

1995 NY Yankees win 1st baseball wildcard ever – October 1

 

1909 1st rugby match (Twickenham) - October 2

1921 NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR - October 2

1950 Red Sox Dom DiMaggio leads AL with only 15 stolen bases - October 2

1980 Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title - October 2

1983 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic - October 2

1988 Mike Tyson wrecks furniture in his Bernardsville NJ manson during a domestic dispute - October 2

1991 Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 professional tennis matches - October 2

2005 NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico - October 2

2009 Rio de Janeiro is elected the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics - October 2

 

1919 Reds Adolfo Luque is 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series - October 3

1948 NFL becomes 1st sport televised as sport of week - October 3

1953 10th Ryder Cup: US wins 6½-5½ at Wentworth, England - October 3

1970 Baseball umpires call their 1st strike – October 3

1971 Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000Tennis Legend - October 3

1981 Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title - October 3

1982 Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours - October 3

1995 OJ Simpson found not guilty of the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California - October 3

1997 Carolina Hurricanes 1st home game vs Pittsburgh Penguins - October 3

2008 OJ Simpson found guilty of charges of kidnapping and armed robbery - October 3

 

1936 Record 66,669 at Yankee Stadium for 4th game of World Series - October 4

1944 St Louis Browns win 1st World Series game in their only appearance - October 4

1953 Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series - October 4

1985 Henry G Perry completes 157 day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia - October 4

 

1895 The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London. - October 5

1970 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds sweep Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 0 - October 5

1975 26th Formula One WDC: Niki Lauda wins by 19.5 points - October 5

1996 Cleveland Indians strike out 23 Balt Orioles in 12 inn playoff game - October 5

1997 35th Tennis Fed Cup: France beats Netherlands in Den Bosch Neth (4-1) - October 5

 

1910 Braves beat Phillies 20-7 - October 6

1911 Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game - October 6

1920 1st brothers oppose each other in World Series, Cleve's Wheeler Johnston pinch-hits as brother Jimmy plays 3rd base for Bkln - October 6

1963 LA Dodgers sweep NY Yankees, in 60th World Series - October 6

1983 Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick - October 6

1996 Caroline Pierce wins JAL Big Apple Golf Classic - October 6

 

1922 First radio link, WNJ (Newark) & WGY (Senectady) link for World Series - October 7

1950 NY Yankees sweep Philadelphia Phillies in 47th World Series - October 7

1950 Whitey Ford wins his 1st World Series game 5-2 - October 7

1956 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Open - October 7

1978 LA Dodgers win the pennant - October 7

1979 Cleveland Browns' Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns - October 7

1984 Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, SD Padres win pennant - October 7

1989 Howard Stern's US Open Sores Tennis match - October 7

2000 The last ever competitive soccer match at Wembley Stadium is a 1-0 defeat of England by Germany and the last goal was scored by Liverpool's Dietmar Hammann. The match was Tony Adams' 60th at Wembley setting the record for most appearances at the stadium. - October 7

 

1818 Two English boxers are first to use padded gloves - October 8

1915 Phillies win their 1st & only World Series game before 1980, beating Red Sox, 3-1, with an 8th inning 2 run rally - October 8

1927 NY Yankees sweep Pirates in 24th World Series - October 8

1928 Eastern Soccer League forms in USA - October 8

1950 Cleveland Browns play Pittsburgh for 1st time, beat Steelers 30-17 - October 8

1960 3rd Rugby League World Cup: Great Britain beats Australia 10-3 - October 8

1983 Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to NY Islanders 8-7 - October 8

1992 Ottawa Senators 1st NHL game - October 8

1994 6th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 30-11 in Chestnut Hill - October 8

1995 Dolphin's Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL career completions record - October 8

 

1907 3rd College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 12-0 in Annapolis - October 9

1916 Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings - October 9

1921 Babe Ruth's 1st WS homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays - October 9

1988 9th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 25-12 - October 9

1989 27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0) - October 9

1989 1st NFL game coached by an African American (Art Shell), his LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football - October 9

1997 NY Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties - October 9

 

1892 Entire Hong Kong national cricket team dies in shipwreck off Taiwan - October 10

1899 African-American inventor Issac R. Johnson patents the bicycle frame - October 10

1920 Indian's Elmer Smith hits baseball's 1st World Series grand slam - October 10

1936 Bradman scores 212 in 202 mins in a cricket testimonial game - October 10

1949 3rd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Toronto - October 10

1960 Ron Stewart of Ottawa rushes for CFL-record 287 yards - October 10

1964 18th modern Olympic games opens in Tokyo - October 10

1976 Greece's 98 year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, is oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33 - October 10

 

1902 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket between South Africa & Australia - October 11

1923 Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game - October 11

1925 NY Giants play 1st NFL game, lose to Providence 14-0 - October 11

1927 Lou Gehrig named AL MVP (Babe Ruth (former winner) not eligible) - October 11

1967 Penguins play first game in franchise history against the Montreal Canadiens at Civic Arena - October 11

1975 Islander's Bryan Trottier's 1st career hat trick - October 11

1978 Dodgers Bob Welch dramatically strikes out Reggie Jackson in 9th - October 11

1981 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic - October 11

1992 Deion Sanders, plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball) - October 11

1997 Dennis Rodman returns from 2nd longest NBA suspension (11 games) - October 11

 

1853 John Morrissey wins boxing title, when Yankee Sullivan leaves ring after 36th round to slug Morrissey's fans - October 12

1913 John McGraw, after drinking, blames Wilbert Robinson's coaching mistakes for World Series lose, Robinson blames McGraw & is fired - October 12

1920 Soccer team Quick '20 forms - October 12

1925 Albert Michelsen runs world record marathon (2:19:01.8) - October 12

1968 19th Olympic games open at Mexico City, Mexico - October 12

1987 Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers for AL pennant - October 12

1990 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 2 - October 12

1992 Brett "Hitman" Hart beats Ric Flair for WWF heavyweight title - October 12

1997 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Samsung World Championship - October 12

1999 Pat LaFontaine formally retires from the NHL due to lingering concussion problems - October 12

2003 54th Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by two points - October 12

2008 Anna Kournikova and Andy Roddick defeat Martina Navratilova and Jesse Levine in a match for charity, raising over $400,000 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Atlanta AIDS Partnership Fund - October 12

2013 Timothy Bradley defeats Juan Manuel Márquez to win the WBA Welterweight boxing title - October 12

 

1903 Pilgrims beat Pirates 5 games to 3 in 1st World Series - October 13

1920 World Series celebration in Wade Park brings out 50,000+ Clevelanders - October 13

1933 Soccer team STEVO forms in Geesteren - October 13

1963 15th Ryder Cup: US beats 23-9 at East Lake Country Club (Atlanta, Georgia, US) - October 13

1963 9th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright - October 13

1982 IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe's gold medals from the 1912 Olympics - October 13

1986 IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992 - October 13

1987 West Indies score 4-360 in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup v Sri Lanka - October 13

1993 Mighty Ducks win their 1st NHL game - October 13

2007 17th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 27-14 in South Bend - October 13

 

1862 Baseballer James Creighton ruptures bladder hitting HR, dies 10/18 - October 14

1908 Smallest crowd at World Series, 6,210 fans see Cubs beat Tigers - October 14

1909 Pirates beat Tigers, 5-4, forces 1st full 7 game world series - October 14

1911 Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A's, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379) - October 14

1949 Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title - October 14

1970 Cleveland Cavaliers lose to Buffalo Braves in their 1st game 107-92 - October 14

1977 Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem at World Series - October 14

1978 NY Yank Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st & deflects the ball away - October 14

1979 NHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal - October 14

1989 Texas A&I, Johnny Bailey sets NCAA season rush record at 6,085 yards - October 14

 

1925 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Wash Senators, 4 games to 3 in 22nd World Series - October 15

1969 Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars) - October 15

1969 Oriole Earl Weaver becomes 1st manager ejected in a World Series - October 15

1983 34th Formula One WDC: Nelson Piquet wins by two points - October 15

1987 NFL Players Association orders an end to 24 day strike - October 15

1989 Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howes as NHL's all time top scorer - October 15

 

1908 Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club re-organizes as Esquimoux - October 16

1909 Jack Johnson KOs Stanley Ketchel in 12 for heavyweight boxing title - October 16

1968 During Olympics Tommie Smith & John Carlos give black power salute - October 16

1968 Milwaukee Bucks play their 1st game losing 89-84 to Chicago Bulls - October 16

1982 Devils 1st road victory 6-5 over Penguins - October 16

1983 25th Ryder Cup: US, 14½-13½ at PGA National Golf Club (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US) - October 16

1987 Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title - October 16

 

1860 1st British Golf Open: Willie Park Snr shoots a 164 at Prestwick Club, Scotland - October 17

1885 Baseball sets all players salaries at $1,000-$2,000 for 1885 season - October 17

1964 Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra - October 17

1974 NBA New Orleans Jazz begin a 28 game road losing streak - October 17

1976 Coldest World Series game Yankees vs Cincinnati, 39 degrees F (until 1997) - October 17

1981 32nd Formula One WDC: Nelson Piquet wins by one point - October 17

1987 1st indoor World Series game (Minnesota Metrodome) - October 17

1989 Earthquake in SF (6.9) cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67 - October 17

1991 Angel Cordero is 3rd jockey to win 7,000 horse races - October 17

 

1891 1st international 6-day bicycle race in US (Madison Square Garden, NYC) begins - October 18

1902 7th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-0 in Birmingham - October 18

1930 Joseph Sylvester becomes 1st jockey to win 7 races in 1 day - October 18

1953 Willie Thrower becomes 1st black NFL quarterback in modern times - October 18

1963 IOC votes Mexico City to host 1968 Olympics - October 18

1968 Bob Beamon of USA sets long jump record (29 ft. 2½ in.) in Mexico City - October 18

1968 US Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith & John Carlos for giving "black power" salute as a protest during victory ceremony - October 18

1970 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic - October 18

1974 1st NBA game at Market Square Arena - Pacers beat Spurs 129-121 - October 18

1992 Philadelphia Eagle Randall Cunningham sets NFL QB scramble record of 3,683 - October 18

 

1933 Berlin Olympic Committee vote to introduce basketball in 1936 - October 19

1941 1st woman jockey in North America, Anna Lee Wiley in Mexico - October 19

1957 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Mont, became 1st NHLer to score 500 goals - October 19

1958 9th Formula One WDC: Mike Hawthorn wins by one point - October 19

1967 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4" - October 19

 1983 Philadelphia Flyers begin 13 NHL game win streak - October 19

1991 Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as RI beats Maine 52-30 (6 OTs) - October 19

 

1899 Columbia (US) beats Shamrock (England) in 11th America's Cup - October 20

1910 1st appearance of cork centered baseball in World Series - October 20

1912 Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record marathon (2:29:39.2) - October 20

1924 1st Negro League World Series: KC Monarchs shuts out Hilldales, 5-0 - October 20

1973 President Nixon proclaims Jim Thorpe greatest athlete of 1st ½ century - October 20

1981 1st NBA game at Meadowlands Arena, NJ Nets lose to NY Knicks 103-99 - October 20

1988 Reggie Rogers, Det Lion's # 1 pick, kills 3 by driving intoxicated - October 20

1996 Wasim Akram & Saqlain Mushtaq gets cricket Test record 313 for 8th wkt - October 20

1997 Richard Gnida, Limo driver in Detroit Red Wings crash, pleads guilty - October 20

2007 6th Rugby World Cup: South Africa beats England 15-6 at Saint-Denis - October 20

 

1905 England Pilgrim Association beats All NY 11, 7-1 in soccer at Polo Grounds - October 21

1950 Patty Berg wins LPGA Hardscrabble Women's Golf Invitation - October 21

1964 Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:12:11.2) - October 21

1973 Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game. - October 21

1973 23rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Benny Parsons wins - October 21

1976 NY Knicks retire 1st number, # 19, Willis Reed - October 21

1979 Greta Weitz wins woman participation in NYC marathon (02:27:33) - October 21

1980 1st (& only) time Phillies win World Series (in 98 years) - October 21

1986 1st-class cricket debut of Andy Flower, ZCU Presidents XI v Young WI - October 21

1988 Boston Celtics beat Yugoslavia 113-85 in Madrid - October 21

1989 Betram Lee & Peter Bynoe purchase the Denver Nuggets for $65m - 1st African American owners of a major sports team - October 21

1990 Esther Canseco calls Oakland A's manager Tony La Russa a "punk" for not starting husband Jose in the World Series - October 21

 

1878 The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton. - October 22

1967 17th Ryder Cup: US wins 23½-8½ at Champions Golf Club (Houston, Texas, US) - October 22

1976 Rick Barry (SF), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60 - October 22

1978 9th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:12:12 - October 22

1984 NFL quarterback Ken Stabler retires - October 22

1994 Tony Rominger bicycles world record time (53,832 km) - October 22

1997 Coldest World Series game Marlins vs Cleveland (38°F) - October 22

1997 NY Ranger Wayne Gretsky wife Janet is knocked unconcious & gets 2 stitches while watching the game as a plexiglass falls on her - October 22

1999 NHL goaltender Grant Fuhr wins his 400th career game (vs Florida Panthers) - October 22

 

1920 Chicago grand jury indicts Abe Attell, Hal Chase, & Bill Burns as go-betweens in Black Sox World Series scandal - October 23

1923 Babe Ruth makes a postseason exhibition appearance in a Giants uniform - October 23

1935 Johnny Revolta wins PGA golf tournament - October 23

1945 Jackie Robinson signs Montreal Royal contract - October 23

1955 Dominican League moves to winter baseball for 1st time - October 23

1964 Japanese beat Russian for 1st Olympic Gold in woman's volleyball - October 23

1993 Joe Carter (Toronto Blue Jays) hits a World Series winning walk-off home run against the Philadelphia Phillies - October 23

2000 "Monday Night Miracle", down 30-7 at the end of the third quarter, the New York Jets pulled together a rapid and improbable comeback with 4 touchdowns and a field goal in the fourth quarter, eventually defeating the Miami Dolphins 40-37 in overtime - October 23

 

1857 World's first soccer club, Sheffield F C, founded in Yorkshire, England - October 24

1889 Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League - October 24

1964 18th Olympic games close at Tokyo, Japan - October 24

1978 NHL Toronto Maple Leafs set own team record of 28 pts vs NY Islanders - October 24

1982 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29 - October 24

 1982 Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match - October 24

1989 After a weeks delay due to earthquake, World Series game 3 is played - October 24

2004 10 people, including 4 family members of Rick Hendrick, are killed in a plane crash near Martinsville Speedway. The plane was owned by NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports. - October 24

 

1621 Gov Bradford of colony of American Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day - October 25

1925 Lester Patrick takes over NY Rangers - October 25

1953 Cleveland Browns' QB Otto Graham sets club record with 4 fumbles - October 25

1964 "The Wrong Way Run", Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety (NFL's #1 blooper) - October 25

1968 Longest Oly field hockey game, Hol beats Spain 1-0 in 2h25m (6 OT) - October 25

1970 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Women's Golf Charities Open - October 25

1975 Denver Nuggets 1st game at McNichols Sports Arena beat St Louis Spirits - October 25

1980 Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title - October 25

2012 The double dip recession in the UK economy ends with growth of 1.0% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012, with help from the London Olympic Games - October 25

 

1863 Football Association forms in England, standardizing soccer, splitting with rugby - October 26

1869 1st American steeplechase horserace (Westchester, NY) - October 26

1934 While Wash player-mgr Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson owner Clark Griffith's niece & adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox - October 26

1968 George Foreman wins gold for USA at Mexico Olympic games (Heavyweight boxing) - October 26

1975 Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball - October 26

1982 Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards - October 26

1985 Doug Harvey's #2 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens - October 26

1988 Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service - October 26

1993 NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte - October 26

1996 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Lit de Justice, Storm Song, Jewel Princess, Da Hass, Boston Harbor, Pilsudski, Alphabet Soup at Woodbine - October 26

 

1931 Chuhei Numbu of Japan, sets then long jump record at 26' 2½" - October 27

1961 American Basketball League starts play - October 27

1974 Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:46:24) - October 27

1980 Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph - October 27

1990 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Bayakoa, Fly So Free, In The Wings, Meadow Star, Royal Academy, Safely Kept, Unbridled - October 27

1991 Minnesota Twins beat Altanta Braves 1-0 in 10 to win World Series in 7 - October 27

1995 Contract finalizing Cleveland Browns' move to Balt is signed - October 27

2015 American soccer star Abby Wambach announces her retirement - October 27

 

1900 After over 5 months second Olympic games in Paris, France, close - October 28

1934 Brooklyn & Pittsburgh play a penalty free NFL game - October 28

1951 2nd Formula One WDC: Juan Manuel Fangio wins by six points - October 28

1952 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Women's Texas Golf Open - October 28

1959 Buffalo Bills enter AFL - October 28

1984 15th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53 - October 28

1989 Oakland A's sweep SF Giants in earthquake/BART series - October 28

 

1931 Lefty Grove, A's pitcher who won 31 games, is named the AL's MVP - October 29

1950 2nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bill Rexford wins - October 29

1959 10 nation soccer league to play all games on NY Randalls Is, announced - October 29

1964 Bobby Simpson completes cricket century in each innings v Pakistan - October 29

1981 Bill Giles becomes CEO of Philadelphia Phillies - October 29

1987 Thomas Hearns wins unprecidented 4th different weight boxing title - October 29

2014 San Francisco Giants win the 2014 World Series - October 29

 

1919 Baseball league presidents call for abolishment of spitball - October 30

1945 Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a Montreal Royals - October 30

1955 7th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tim Flock wins - October 30

1967 Ferdinand Bracke bicycles world record time (48,093 km) - October 30

1988 NY Jets finally beat Pittsburgh Steelers for 1st time - October 30

1991 Mark Sauer becomes CEO of Pittsburgh Pirates - October 30

1993 Toronto Maple Leafs lose 1st game of season after going 10-0-0 - October 30

1994 US wins Nichirei LPGA Golf International - October 30

 

1908 4th Olympic games ends in London - October 31

1954 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Texas Golf Open - October 31

1987 1st jockey to win 9 races in 1 day (Chris Antley at Belmont) - October 31

1988 1st Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23 - October 31

1993 25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match - October 31

1995 NHL NJ Devils agree to stay in NJ - October 31

2003 Bethany Hamilton, aged 13, while surfing has her arm bitten of by a shark in Hawaii - October 31


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Social Sports Calendar - November

November Daily Social Sports Holidays

1924 1st US NHL franchise, Boston Bruins founded – November 1

1946 Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck's right foot is amputated – November 1

1959 Jacques Plante becomes the first goaltender to wear a mask during a NHL game – November 1

1959 Jim Brown scores 5 TDs in Cleveland Browns 38-31 win over Baltimore – November 1

1987 NY Jets retire Don Maynards #13 – November 1

2010 MLB World Series: San Francisco Giants defeat Texas Rangers to win 4-1 – November 1

 

1938 Babe Ruth applies for job of St Louis Browns' manager – November 2

1969 NFL record of 12 passing touchdowns, New Orleans Billy Kilmer & St Louis Charlie Johnson pass for 6 touchdowns each – November 2

1986 17th NYC Marathon won by Gianni Poli in 2:11:06 – November 2

1988 Mexican radio station erronously reports Mike Tyson dies in car crash – November 2

1990 1st NBA game at Target Center, Minnesota Timberwolves beat Mavericks 98-85 – November 2

2003 Grant Fuhr is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame – November 2

 

1899 James J Jeffries beats Tom Sharkey in 25 for heavyweight boxing title – November 3

1934 Although Lou Gehrig wins Triple Crown, Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP – November 3

1948 2nd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Chicago – November 3

1960 Pittsburgh Pirates' Vern Law wins Cy Young Award – November 3

1964 Philadelphia voters approve $25 million to build a new sports stadium – November 3

1997 Phillies 3rd baseman Scott Rolen selected unanimous Rookie of Year – November 3

 

1924 California legalizes professional boxing (illegal since 1914) – November 4

1934 Pittsburgh ends Detroit Lions' shutout streak at 7 games but loses 40-7 – November 4

1951 9th Ryder Cup: US wins 9½-2½ at Pinehurst Resort (Pinehurst, North Carolina, US) – November 4

1972 Kings score 3 goals within 45 seconds against Islanders – November 4

1980 Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2) – November 4

MLB World Series: New York Yankees defeat Philadelphia Phillies to win 4-2 – November 4

 

1927 Walter Hagen beats Joe Turnesa for 4th consecutive PGA title – November 5

1940 Walter Johnson, won 416 games for Wash Senators, loses Maryland congressional race (R) – November 5

1955 Montreal Canadien Jean Beliveau scores 2nd fastest hat trick (44 seconds) – November 5

1959 AFL announced with 8 teams – November 5

1982 Cleveland Cavaliers lose 24th consecutive game (NBA record) – November 5

1994 George Foreman (45) KOs Michael Moorer to win boxing Heavyweight championship – November 5

 

1934 NFL Philadelphia Eagles beat Cincinnati Reds 64-0 – November 6

1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open – November 6

1988 19th NYC Marathon won by Steve Jones in 2:08:20 – November 6

1993 Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavyweight boxing title – November 6

1993 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arcangues, Brocco, Cardmania, Hollywood Wildcat, Kotashaan, Lure, Phone Chatter at Belmont – November 6

1994 25th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:11:21 – November 6

 

1933 Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports – November 7

1935 23rd CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Winnipegs defeats Hamilton Tigers, 18-12 – November 7

1943 Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0; last scoreless tie in NFL – November 7

1962 Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie – November 7

1988 MLB all stars beats Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7) – November 7

1991 Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers – November 7

 

1951 NY Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards – November 8

1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open – November 8

1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger – November 8

1991 Paul Coffey sets NHL defensman soring mark with 311th goal – November 8

1994 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st game at Gund Arena, lose to Houston Rockets, 100-98 – November 8

 

 

1953 Supreme Court rules Major League baseball exempt from anti-trust laws – November 9

1961 PGA eliminates Caucasians only rule – November 9

1984 Most shots in a NY Islanders game (88 - Isles 45, NY Rangers 43) – November 9

1991 Houston's Roman Anderson is 1st NCAA to kick 400 pts – November 9

1996 8th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 48-21 in Chestnut Hill – November 9

2015 World Anti-Doping Agency commission report recommends Russian Federation be banned from athletics competitions for running a "state-supported" doping programme – November 9

 

1940 Pittsburgh & Philadelphia play a penalty free NFL game – November 10

1950 After 9 years, Cleveland Indians fire manager Lou Boudreau – November 10

1963 Gordie Howe takes over NHL career goal lead at 545 – November 10

1964 Braves sign a 25-year lease to play in the new Atlanta stadium – November 10

1974 Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 11-0 – November 10

1991 Martina Navratilova ties Chris Evert with 157 pro tennis tournament wins – November 10

 

1944 NY Rangers set NHL record of 25 games without a win (0-21-4) – November 11

1963 Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record – November 11

1972 6th Rugby League World Cup: Australia and Great Britain tie 10-10; Great Britain awarded the cup – November 11

1997 Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award – November 11

1997 WNBA expands to Detroit & Washington, D.C. – November 11

2000 In Kaprun, Austria, 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel. – November 11

 

1892 Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500, becomes 1st pro football player – November 12

1931 Maple Leaf Gardens opens in Toronto - Chicago Blackhawks beat Leafs, 2-1 – November 12

1933 1st game at NFL Pittsburgh Pirate's Forbes Field, lose to Brooklyn Dodgers 32-0 – November 12

1990 "The Body Bag Game", in the days leading to the clash, Eagles head coach Buddy Ryan threatened a beating so severe that "they'll have to be carted off in body bags". Ryan's words were prophetic, as the Eagles defense scored three touchdowns in a 28–14 win and knocked eight Redskins out of the game, including two quarterbacks – November 12

 

1875 Harvard-Yale game is 1st college football contest with uniforms – November 13

1900 Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League – November 13

1907 French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor) – November 13

1992 Riddick Bowe beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavyweight boxing title – November 13

1994 45th Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by one point – November 13

2014 Rohit Sharma of India sets a new record of 264 runs against Sri Lanka in an ODI innings in cricket – November 13

 

1888 St Andrews Golf Club, Yonkers NY, opens with just 6 holes – November 14

1964 Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe sets NHL record 627th career goal – November 14

1973 Canada begins production of Olympic coins – November 14

1990 James Worthy is arrested in Houston and charged with two counts of solicitation of prostitution – November 14

1991 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long loses his steroids appeal & is suspended without pay by NFL for 4 weeks – November 14

 

1964 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open – November 15

1970 Paul Brown, as head coach of the expansion Cincinnati Bengals, defeats his former team the Cleveland Browns, a moment he calls his "greatest victory" – November 15

1978 Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins NL MVP – November 15

1983 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy – November 15

1991 Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game – November 15

 

1907 12th Iron Bowl: Auburn and Alabama tie 6-6 in Birmingham – November 16

1926 NY Rangers 1st game, beat Montreal Maroons 1-0 – November 16

1966 Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP – November 16

1978 Major Indoor Soccer League holds its 1st draft – November 16

2003 91st CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 34-22 – November 16

2003 Lionel Messi makes his official debut for FC Barcelona in a friendly against Porto – November 16

 

1869 Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race (13K Paris-Rouen) – November 17

1926 NHL's Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Toronto St Pats 4-1 – November 17

1940 Green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane – November 17

1953 St Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc – November 17

1983 Philadelphia Flyers win 13th straight NHL game – November 17

1997 Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame – November 17

 

1949 NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP – November 18

1960 Charlie Finley makes a bid to purchase expansion LA Angels – November 18

1980 Honduras & El Salvador signs peace (after "soccer war" 1969) – November 18

1982 Duk Koo Kim dies unexpectedly from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing. – November 18

1984 Flyers' Ron Sutter fails on 11th penalty shot against Islanders – November 18

2007 59th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins – November 18

 

1906 London selected to host 1908 Olympics – November 19

1951 Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday – November 19

1953 US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business – November 19

1978 "The Miracle at the Meadowlands", Eagles Herman Edwards returns a fumble for a touchdown with 31 seconds left to give Philadelphia a 19-17 victory over the rival New York Giants – November 19

1983 Edmonton Oilers beat NJ Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization" – November 19

1990 Pittsburgh's Barry Bonds wins NL MVP – November 19

 

1915 7th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Toronto Rowing, 13-7 – November 20

1928 Boston Gardens opens, Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 1-0 – November 20

1942 NHL abolishes regular season OT until WW II is over – November 20

1966 Dallas sacks Pittsburgh QBs an NFL record 12 times – November 20

1983 Cleveland Browns shutout Patriots 30-0 – November 20

1997 Flyers Eric Lindros tries to bite San Jose defenseman Marty McSorley – November 20

 

1902 Baseball's Philadelphia Athletics & Phillies form pro football teams, joining Pittsburgh Stars in 1st attempt at a National Football League – November 21

1934 NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League) – November 21

1970 NY Knicks 1st game against Cleveland Cavalier, Knicks win 102-94 at Madison Square Garden – November 21

1987 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very Subtle at Hollywood – November 21

1992 Louise Karlsson swims world record 50m freestyle (31.19 sec) – November 21

2004 92nd CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 27-19 – November 21

 

1917 NHL forms with Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators & Quebec Bulldogs; National Hockey Association disbands – November 22

1936 19th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pinehurst CC Pinehurst NC – November 22

1956 16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne – November 22

1956 Bill Sharman (Boston) begins NBA free throw streak of 55 games – November 22

1972 Pittsburgh Penguins set NHL record for scoring fastest 5 goals (2:07) – November 22

1996 OJ Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is "absolutely not true" – November 22

 

1892 P de Coubertin launches plan for Modern Olympic Games – November 23

1904 3rd Olympic games close in St Louis – November 23

1946 34th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 28-6 – November 23

1965 31st Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Garrett, Southern Cal (RB) – November 23

1988 Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal – November 23

2014 A suicide bomber kills 40 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan – November 23

 

1897 Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union forms in Kingston – November 24

1957 Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing – November 24

1964 30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (QB) – November 24

1976 NBA Atlanta Hawks end a 28 game road losing streak – November 24

1991 Monica Seles, sets female tennis record winning $2,457,758 in a year – November 24

2012 The continued NHL lockout results in all games to December 14 being cancelled – November 24

 

1911 3rd CFL Grey Cup: U of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-7 – November 25

1951 Cleveland Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears – November 25

1976 OJ Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs Detroit – November 25

2012 100th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 35-22 – November 25

2014 Lionel Messi becomes the UEFA Champions League all-time top scorer – November 25

 

1868 1st baseball game played in enclosed field in SF, at 25th & Folsom – November 26

1941 Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro – November 26

1956 USSR single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal in his excitement he jumps for joy, & loses his medal, it sinks – November 26

1960 Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins – November 26

1979 Intl Olympic Committee votes to readmit China after 21 years – November 26

1984 After 518 goals & 14 years with Montreal Canadiens, Guy Lafleur retires – November 26

 

1870 NY Times dubs baseball "The National Game" – November 27

1941 Joe DiMaggio is named AL MVP – November 27

1960 Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points – November 27

1966 In highest-scoring NFL game, Wash Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41 – November 27

2004 New Zealand's All Blacks thump Six Nations Rugby Union Champions France 45-6 in Paris – November 27

2014 Stephanie Gilmore wins her 6th women's world surfing title – November 27

 

1895 America's 1st auto race organised by the "Chicago Times-Herald" Chicago to Evanston and back; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner avg 7 MPH – November 28

1925 NHL goalie Georges Vezina collapses & dies 4 months later of TB – November 28

1954 Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 80-yard punt – November 28

1967 33rd Heisman Trophy Award: Gary Beban, UCLA (QB) – November 28

1975 Bobby Orr plays his last game for the Boston Bruins – November 28

1989 Rickey Henderson signs record $3,000,000 per year Oak A's contract – November 28

 

1924 NHL's Montreal Forum opens – November 29

1939 Cor Klint swims world record 200 m backstroke (2:38.8) – November 29

1957 NY Mayor Robert Wagner forms a committee to replace Dodgers & Giants – November 29

1987 Joe Montana of 49ers completes NFL record 22 consecutive passes – November 29

1997 USAir Arena closes, hosting Washington Wizards – November 29

2015 Britain Tyson Fury defeats Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko to win world heavyweight champion title (WBA, IBF, WBO) in Dusseldorf – November 29

 

1872 First international soccer game, Scotland draws with England (0-0) in Glasgow – November 30

1937 3rd Heisman Trophy Award: Clint Frank, Yale (HB) – November 30

1948 Baseball's Negro National League disbands – November 30

1952 Jackie Robinson charges NY Yankees with racism – November 30

1983 Denver Nuggets coach Doug Moe, hoplessly behind, advise team to let Blazers break their scoring record – November 30

2005 The Boston Bruins trade captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks – November 30


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December Daily Social Sports Holidays

1653 An athlete from Croydon is reported to have run 20 miles from St Albans to London in less than 90 minutes – December 1

1930 NHL drops 20-minute slashing-about-the-head penalty – December 1

1945 CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Winnipeg 35-0 at Toronto – December 1

1956 Alain Mimoun wins 13th Olympics marathon (2:25:00.0) – December 1

1967 Wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses – December 1

1973 Jack Nicklaus becomes 1st golfer to earn $2M in a year – December 1

 

1916 Baseballers who are injured now get full pay for duration of contract – December 2

1951 Don Hutson's #14 jersey is retired by the Green Bay Packers, the first number retired in the history of the franchise – December 2

1974 Cowhide, rather than just horsehide, can be used to make baseballs – December 2

1985 NFL QB legends Dan Marino and John Elway face each other for the first time, a 30-26 victory for the Dolphins (Marino 390 yards and 3 touchdowns) – December 2

1987 "334" club forms as 334 brave Devil fans journey through 20" of snow to attend NJ Devils 7-5 victory over Calgary at Meadowlands – December 2

1995 After being left in the game to allow nine goals, Patrick Roy declares "It's my last game in Montreal", and is traded four days later – December 2

 

1933 Connie Mack sells Mickey Cochrane to Det Tigers for $100,000 – December 3

1950 Cleveland Browns last NFL team with no-pass game (beat Philadelphia 13-7) – December 3

1997 Golden State Warrior guard Latrell Sprewell, four-year, $32 million, contract terminated for attacking his coach P J Carlesimo – December 3

2005 1st ACC Championship Game: #22 Florida State beats #5 Virginia Tech, 27-22 – December 3

2014 Australian Rugby star David Pocock is arrested after protesting against a coal mine under construction in an Australian national forest – December 3

 

1961 Floyd Patterson KOs Tom McNeeley in 4 for heavyweight boxing title – December 4

1964 Baseball approves a free-agent draft – December 4

1964 Commissioner's office given full powers in baseball disputes – December 4

1965 NY Knick game postponed (due to death of opponent 76ers' owner) – December 4

1977 NFL's 5,000th game, Cincinnati beats KC 27-7 – December 4

1996 Orlando Magic tie NBA record of fewest ponts scored since inception of 24 second clock losing to Cleveland Cavalier, 84-57 – December 4

 

1868 1st American bicycle college opens (NY) – December 5

1943 NFL Philadelphia Eagle-Pittsburgh Steelers merger dissolves – December 5

1970 Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy & Bill Masterson Trophy stolen from NHL hall of fame – December 5

1974 NFL's Seattle Seahawks forms – December 5

1974 Tom Williams is unsuccessful on Washington Capitals 1st NHL penalty shot – December 5

2008 OJ Simpson is sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery – December 5

 

1955 NY psychologist Joyce Brothers won "$64,000 Question" on boxing – December 6

1970 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA home victory, beating Buffalo Braves 108-106 – December 6

1973 NL votes to move San Diego Padres to Washington, D.C. (doesn't happen) – December 6

1990 NHL grants conditional membership to Tampa Bay Lightning – December 6

2014 23rd SEC Championship Game: #1 Alabama beats #14 Missouri, 42-13 – December 6

 

1939 Lou Gehrig, 36, is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame – December 7

1975 Pat Bradley wins Colgate-Far East Ladies Tournament Golf Tournament – December 7

1988 Rangers sign free-agent pitcher Nolan Ryan to a one-year contract – December 7

1997 Amy Fruhwirth & Clarence Rose win LPGA J C Penney Classic – December 7

2013 9th ACC Championship Game: #1 Florida State beats #20 Duke, 45-7 – December 7

 

1940 1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0 – December 8

1955 Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins his 3rd MVP Award – December 8

1956 16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia – December 8

1967 NHL California Seals change name to Oakland Seals – December 8

1987 Flyers' Ron Hextall becomes 1st goalie to actually score a goal – December 8

1994 Darryl Strawberry indicted on tax evasion charges – December 8

 

1913 John K Tener becomes president of baseball's National League – December 9

1926 USGA leagalizes steel shaft golf clubs – December 9

1949 NFL merges Cleveland Browns, SF '49ers & Balt Colts from AAFC – December 9

1953 Montreal Canadiens (106) & Toronto Maple Leafs (98) get 204 penalty minutes – December 9

1985 Jerry Rice begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive games with a reception – December 9

1992 NJ Devils organization announces that it will change its colors to black, red, & white for the 1992-93 season – December 9

 

1924 Agreement reached on permanent rotation of World Series with each league, getting games 1, 2, 6, 7 in alternating years – December 10

1934 NFL adopts player waiver rule; applies after 6th game of season – December 10

1939 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship, beat NY Giants 27-0 – December 10

1940 1941 NFL Draft: Tom Harmon from University of Michigan first pick by Chicago Bears – December 10

1973 1st time since 1885, tennis has 2 top males (Stan Smith & Jimmy Connors) – December 10

2012 78th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (QB) (first freshman to win the award) – December 10

 

1866 1st yacht race across Atlantic Ocean – December 11

1934 1st Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher unsuccessful vs Rangers – December 11

1951 Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement from baseball – December 11

1966 Al Nelson sets NFL record returning missed field goal, 100 yards – December 11

1981 Washington Capitals biggest margin of victory (9) beating Toronto 11-2 – December 11

2009 Tiger Woods announced an indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage. – December 11

 

1930 Baseball changes rule, ball bounces into stands not a HR, now a double – December 12

1933 Eddie Shore hits Toronto Maple Leaf star Ace Bailey from behind, fracturing his skull and ending his career – December 12

1937 Washington Redskins win NFL championship – December 12

1966 US Supreme Courts votes 4-3 allowing Braves to move to Atlanta – December 12

1995 NBA referees return to work after striking – December 12

2015 Pittsburgh Penguins fire head coach Mike Johnston after sluggish start, go on to win 2016 Stanley Cup under Mike Sullivan – December 12

 

1936 Final Boston Redskin NFL game, lose to Packers 21-6, move to Washington, DC – December 13

1936 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship with a 10–1–1 record under coach Curly Lambeau – December 13

1956 Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000. Robinson will retire rather than be traded. – December 13

1983 9,655 see highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (3 OT) – December 13

1996 Free agent Roger Clemens signs with Toronto Blue Jays – December 13

2015 Irishman Conor McGregor knocks out Brazilian Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to win his 1st featherweight title in Las Vegas – December 13

 

1901 1st table tennis tournament is held (London Royal Aquarium) – December 14

1915 Jack Johnson is 1st black world heavyweight boxing champion – December 14

1930 NY Giants defeat Notre Dame 22-0 in a charity game – December 14

1938 Major leagues agrees on standard ball – December 14

1968 Bobby Orr scores first career hat trick (vs Chicago Blackhawks) – December 14

1997 Juli Inkster & Dottie Pepper win LPGA Diners Club Matches – December 14

 

1925 1st hockey game at Madison Square Garden, Montreal Canadiens 3, NY Americans 1 – December 15

1935 Detroit Lions win NFL championship – December 15

1973 Tennessee beats Temple 11-6 in low scoring NCAA basketball game – December 15

1983 3 KC Royals suspended due to cocaine usage – December 15

1992 Arthur Ashe is named Sports Illustrated Sportman of Year – December 15

1997 SF 49ers retire Joe Montana's #16 – December 15

 

1918 Jack Dempsey KOs Carl Morris in 14 seconds – December 16

1929 Chicago Blackhawks 1st game at Chicago Stadium, beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-1 – December 16

1967 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia 76ers scores 68 points vs Chicago – December 16

1973 O J Simpson becomes 1st NFLer to rush 2,000 yard in a season – December 16

1991 Florida Marlins sign their 1st player, 16 year old pitcher Clemente Nunez – December 16

2012 Corinthians defeat Chelsea 1-0 to win the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup – December 16

 

1920 AL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it – December 17

1933 NFL starts official stats as Bears beat Giants 23-21 in champ game – December 17

1944 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship with an 8–2 record – December 17

1988 NY Islanders break 12 game losing streak, beat Devils 5-2 – December 17

1991 Cleveland Cavaliers beat Miami Heat 148-80, by record 68 pts – December 17

2015 José Mourinho is sacked as manager of British Premier football club Chelsea – December 17

 

1932 Chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in 1st NFL playoff game – December 18

1952 Ellis W Ryan resigns as Cleveland Indians president – December 18

1961 For 2nd consecutive year, AP names Wilma Rudolph female athlete of year – December 18

1988 Seattle Seahawks win their 1st ever division title with 9-7 record – December 18

1994 Darryl Strawberry pleads not guilty on tax evasion charges – December 18

1996 Start of 1st Test Cricket match between Zimbabwe & England – December 18

 

1891 Canadian Rugby Union forms – December 19

1904 Dawson City hockey team begins 9 day walk to get a boat to Seattle to catch a train to Ottawa to play in Stanley Cup on Jan 13 1905 – December 19

1917 1st NHL game played on artificial ice (Toronto) – December 19

1947 1948 NFL Draft: Harry Gilmer from University of Alabama first pick by Washington Redskins – December 19

1984 Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th & youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points – December 19

2010 "Miracle at the New Meadowlands", Philadelphia Eagles trail New York Giants by 21 points with eight minutes to play, before scoring 4 touchdowns in final 7 minutes, including dramatic walk-off punt returned for a touchdown by DeSean Jackson – December 19

 

1929 Heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager – December 20

1940 Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000 – December 20

1973 Montreal Canadien Henri Richard scores his 1,000th NHL point – December 20

1980 NBC broadcasts NY Jets' 24-17 win over Dolphins without audio – December 20

1983 Guy Lafleur, Montreal, became 10th NHLer to score 500 goals – December 20

1991 NHL grants permanent membership to Tampa Lightning & Ottawa Senators – December 20

 

1891 1st game of basketball, based on rules created by James Naismith, played by 18 students in Springfield, Massachusetts – December 21

1932 Giants sign former outfielder Billy Southworth as a coach – December 21

1959 Tom Landry accepts coaching job with Dallas Cowboys (stays until 1988) – December 21

1969 Vince Lombardi (Redskins) coaches his last football game – December 21

1995 SF Giants announce plans to build a new stadium to open in 2000 – December 21

2012 The NHL announces a further cancellation of games until January 14 brining the total number of cancelled games to 625 – December 21

 

1894 United States Golf Association forms (NYC) – December 22

1915 Federal Baseball League dissolved – December 22

1915 Organized baseball & Federal League sign a peace treaty at Cincinnati – December 22

1943 Manufacturers get permission to use synthetic rubber for baseball core – December 22

1962 1,000,000th NBA point scored – December 22

1996 Steelers' Kordell Stewart runs quarterback record 80 yds for TD  – December 22

 

1951 1st coast-to-coast televised football game (Dumont paid $75,000) LA Rams beat Cleveland Browns 24-17 in NFL championship game – December 23

1972 "Immaculate Reception" Steelers turns around a 7-6 defeat with a last second touchdown reception against Raiders to win 13-7 – December 23

1994 Baseball owners impose salary cap, fiercely opposed by players – December 23

1997 Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson is quickest to reach 500 wins (682 games) – December 23

1997 Colorado Avalanche Jari Kurri is 8th NHLer to score 600 career goals – December 23

 

1889 Daniel Stover & William Hance patent bicycle with back pedal brake – December 24

1961 Houston Oilers beat San Diego Chargers 10-3 in AFL championship game – December 24

1982 Chaminade, with a student body of only 850 students, beats #1 ranked Virginia 77-72 in a Honolulu holiday basketball classic – December 24

1990 Expos trade Tim Raines to White Sox for Ivan Calderon & Barry Jones – December 24

2000 The Texas 7 hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot during the robbery. – December 24

 

1862 40,000 watch Union army men play baseball at Hilton Head, SC – December 25

1888 1st indoor baseball game played at fairgrounds in Philadelphia – December 25

1930 1st US bobsled run open to public (Lake Placid, NY) – December 25

1971 Longest NFL game (82m40s) as Dolphins beat Chiefs 27-24 – December 25

1979 9th Fiesta Bowl: #10 Pittsburgh beats Arizona, 16-10 – December 25

2008 Phil Jackson becomes the sixth coach in NBA history to win 1,000 games – December 25

 

1917 1st NHL defensemen to score a goal: Toronto Maple Leaf Harry Cameron – December 26

1919 Yankees & Red Sox reach agreement on transfer of Babe Ruth the Yankees – December 26

1925 NHL record 141 shots as NY Americans (73) beat Pittsburgh Pirates (68) 3-1 – December 26

1943 Chicago Bears win NFL championship, defeating Washington Redskins 41-21 in Chicago – December 26

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 – December 26

1976 AFC Championship Game: Oakland Raiders beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-7 – December 26

 

1897 Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias beat Ottawa Capitals, 15-2 – December 27

1937 German immigration officials with no explanation bar Juan Carlos Zabala (Arg), 1932 Olympic marathon champion, from entering Germany – December 27

1953 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-16 in NFL championship game – December 27

1980 Calvin Murphy (Rockets) begins longest NBA free throw streak of 78 – December 27

1981 Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest NHLer to get 100 pts (38th game) – December 27

1992 Nancy Sheehan wins LPGA Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge Golf Tournament – December 27

 

1887 Sir John Layton Jarvis, 1st British race horse trainer knighted – December 28

1957 CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on – December 28

1958 "The Greatest Game Ever Played", Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants 23-17 in the first ever sudden-death overtime game in NFL history (17 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were involved in the game) – December 28

1975 "The Hail Mary", with 32 seconds left in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach throws a desperate 50-yard winning touchdown pass to Drew Pearson to defeat the Minnesota Vikings, and the "Hail Mary" play is born – December 28

2008 The Detroit Lions finished the season 0-16 with a 31-21 lost to the Green Bay Packers The first time in National Football League history that a team went winless in a 16-game season. – December 28

 

1933 NY Yankees refuses to release Babe Ruth to manage the Cincinnati Reds – December 29

1934 1st collegiate basketball doubleheader (Madison Square Garden) – December 29

1965 CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year – December 29

1969 NY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball & challenge the reserve clause – December 29

1989 Wayne Gretzky & Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP – December 29

2007 Tom Brady sets a then-NFL record, throwing his 50th TD pass, and the New England Patriots become the first team in NFL history to finish the regular season 16-0. – December 29

 

1926 Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substaniated) – December 30

1956 NY Giants beat Chicago Bears 47-7 in NFL championship game – December 30

1962 Green Bay Packers beat NY Giants 16-7 in NFL championship game – December 30

1971 Long Island NHL franchise purchased (NY Islanders) – December 30

1981 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season – December 30

1989 Dmitri Volkov swims world record 50m freestyle (27.15 sec) – December 30

 

1914 Colonel Jacob Ruppert & Cap Huston purchase NY Yankees for $460,000 – December 31

1950 Jockeys W Shoemaker & Joe Culmone set record of 388 wins in a year – December 31

1961 Green Bay Packers shutout NY Giants 37-0 in NFL championship game – December 31

1967 "The Ice Bowl", Packers beat Cowboys 21-17 in NFL championship game (-13°F) – December 31

1977 66th Women's Australian Open: Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Helen Gourlay Cawley (6-3, 6-0) – December 31

2014 81st Orange Bowl: #10 Georgia Tech beats #8 Mississippi State, 49-34 – December 31


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