Special Edition : February 11 : Today in History of Sports

  1. 1851 1st cricket 1st-class game in Australia, Tasmania v Vic, Launceston

    1878 1st US bicycle club, Boston Bicycle Club, forms

    1908 Australia regain the Ashes with a 308 run cricket victory vs England

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

    1938 Steve Casey beats Lou Thesz in Boston, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title

    1948 Billy Griffith scores cricket century on debut Eng v WI, out for 140

    1948 Test cricket debut of Frank Worrell for the West Indies vs. England at Port-of-Spain

    1949 Willie Pep recaptures world featherweight boxing title

    1952 2nd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 108-91 at Boston

  2. 1957 NHL Players Association forms (NYC), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president
  3. 1959 Vinoo Mankad ends his final Test Cricket (v WI at Delhi) 1965 Braves propose to pay 5 cents from each ticket to bring a new team to Milwaukee
  4. Event of interestEvent of Interest

    1966 SF Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year
  5. 1969 Diana Crump becomes 1st US woman jockey to ride against men, Hialelah 1970 John Lennon pays £1,344 fines for 96 protesting South African rugby team playing in Scotland 1971 Montreal Canadien John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal
  6. Sport awardGolf Tournament

    1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic
    1973 Philadelphia 76ers lose their 20th NBA game in a row
  7. 1974 Dick Woodson is 1st of 48 to invoke baseball's new arbitration rule 1974 1st baseball arbitration Twins pitcher Dick Woodson seeking $29,000 wins, Twins offered $23,000 1976 John Curry wins the UK’s 1st Olympic gold medal in figure skating; the country's 1st medal for 12 years at the winter games
  8. Event of interestEvent of Interest

    1978 25th hat trick in NY Islander history, Denis Potvin's 2nd
  9. 1984 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL short handed season scoring record at 11 1985 Kent Hrbek signs 5-year $6 million contract with Minnesota Twins 1985 Wasim Akram takes 10 wickets in his 2nd Test Cricket, NZ still wins 1986 Australia beat India 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup, David Boon scores the most runs in the series (418) 1987 England beat Australia 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup 1990 40th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 130-113 at Miami
  10. Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

    1990 James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 to win heavyweight boxing crown
  11. 1995 Danyon Loader swims world record 400m freestyle (340.46) 1995 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.55 sec) 1996 46th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 129-118 at San Antonio
  12. Event of interestEvent of Interest

    1997 Bill Parcells becomes head coach of NY Jets
  13. 2001 50th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-110 at Washington


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