1932 — Eddie Eagen, as a member of the four-man U.S. bobsled crew, wins a gold medal on the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. He beforehand received a gold medal in boxing gentle heavyweight division on the 1920 Summer time Video games in Antwerp, Belgium.
1936 — Sonja Henie of Norway wins her third consecutive Olympics determine skating gold medal in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
1953 — Tenley Albright turns into the primary American girl to win a world determine skating title, beating Germany’s Gundi Busch on the World Championships in Davos, Switzerland.
1964 — Ken Hubbs, the 22-year-old Chicago Cubs second baseman, dies when his personal airplane crashes in Utah. The 1962 NL Rookie of the Yr had his pilot’s license for 2 weeks and was flying in dangerous climate.
1974 — Boston’s Phil Esposito scores his 1,000th level with an help within the Bruins’ 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
1978 — Leon Spinks wins a 15-round cut up choice over Muhammad Ali to take the world heavyweight title at Las Vegas.
1980 — Rookie Wayne Gretzky ties the NHL report with seven assists in a recreation and units a scoring report for first-year gamers in Edmonton’s 8-2 victory over the Washington Capitals.
1986 — A crowd of 44,180, on the time the biggest to attend an NBA recreation, turned out on the Pontiac Silverdome to look at the Pistons beat the Sixers, 134-133, in time beyond regulation.
1994 — Kentucky makes one of many biggest comebacks in faculty basketball historical past with a 99-95 victory over LSU after trailing by 31 factors with 15:30 to play.
1994 — Freshman Ila Borders turns into the primary girl to pitch in an NCAA or NAIA recreation. The left-hander pitches an entire recreation for Southern California School, permitting 5 hits within the Vanguards’ 12-1 win over Claremont-Mudd.
1995 — Charlie Standish units a PBA report by rolling three good video games within the first spherical of the Peoria Open bowling event. Standish rolls the 300s within the second, fourth and sixth video games of the six-game spherical and at one level has 23 consecutive strikes.
1998 — Dale Earnhardt takes the Daytona 500 on his twentieth attempt to ends a 59-race winless streak on the day NASCAR begins celebrating its fiftieth anniversary.
2002 — The worst judging scandal in Winter Olympics historical past is resolved, with Canadian pairs determine skaters Jamie Sale and David Pelletier declared co-gold medalists with the Russian winners.
2004 — Dale Earnhardt Jr. barrels previous Tony Stewart to win the Daytona 500 on the identical observe that claimed his father’s life three years in the past. Junior wins this race in his fifth strive, the identical race that bedeviled his later father for 19 years.
2007 — Joe Sakic scores twice, together with his 600th profession aim, and provides three assists and Milan Hejduk has three targets to steer Colorado to a 7-5 win at Calgary.
2010 — American Seth Wescott defends his Olympic title in Vancouver, British Columbia, overtaking Canada’s Mike Robertson to win the gold medal within the wild sport of males’s snowboardcross. Didier Defago wins the gold within the Olympic downhill, and American Bode Miller breaks his private streak of main championship mishaps by taking the bronze.
2013 — Ted Ligety turns into the primary man in 45 years to win three gold medals at a snowboarding world championships. French nice Jean-Claude Killy took residence 4 golds in 1968. Ligety wins big slalom by a large margin for his third gold. Earlier within the championships held in Schladming, Austria, Ligety received the super-G and super-combined — occasions he by no means had received on the World Cup circuit.
2014 — Renaud Lavillenie breaks Sergei Bubka’s 21-year-old indoor pole vault world report in Donetsk, Ukraine. Lavillenie clears the bar comfortably at 6.16 meters (20 toes, 2 1/2 inches) in Bubka’s residence metropolis, virtually to the day the pole vault nice cleared achieved 6.15 (20-2) on Feb. 21, 1993.
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