Monday, January 13, 2014
THIS DAY IN SPORT HISTORY
Every event in sports has its history and on this day 13th January, we will highlight the events that took place on this day in sport history. Enjoy!
1908 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Ottawa Victorias in 2 games
1919 - Dutch Soccer team OSV forms
1957 - Mickey Wright wins Sea Island Golf Open
1957 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 19-10
1962 - Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago
1963 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 21-14
1963 - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20
1968 - Minn North Stars center Bill Masterton fatally injured (dies on 15th)
1972 - Former umpire, now housewife Bernice Gera wins her suit against baseball, initiated on March 15, 1971 to be allowed to umpire
1974 - Superbowl VIII: Miami Dolphins beat Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Houston Superbowl MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB
1981 - Islander's Mike Bossy's 15th career hat trick-4 goals
1982 - Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame
1983 - AMA urges ban on boxing sites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition
1983 - Quebec Nordiques play 251st NHL game without being shut out
1985 - 23rd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1)
1985 - 99-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course
1991 - 42 killed in exhibition soccer match in Johannesburg South Africa
1991 - Phil Mickelson wins PGA Northern Telecom Golf Open
1991 - Soccer stadium riot in Orkney South Africa, at least 40 die
1993 - Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena - Cowboys beat Bills
1995 - 26 HNL teams unanimously ratify agreement to end NHL strike
1995 - America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race
1999 - Basketball player Michael Jordan announces his retirement only to return in 2001
2003 - The NHL's Buffalo Sabres filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
2005 - Major League Baseball adopted a steroid-testing program that suspended first-time offenders for 10 days and randomly tested players year-round.
2005 - The NFL fined Randy Moss (Minnesota Vikings) $10,000 for pretending to pull down his pants and moon the Green Bay Packer crowd during a playoff win the previous weekend.