This Day in Sport for 26th February

Events in Sport

Results 1 - 24 of 24

1839 - Jem Mason on Lottery wins 1st Grand National Steeplechase (Britain)
1887 - George Lohmann took 1st 8-wkt haul in Test Crickets, 8-35 at SCG
1918 - Stands at Hong Kong Jockey Club collapse & burn, killing 604
1930 - West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England
1935 - NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves
1956 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
1960 - USA's David Jenkins wins Olympic Gold for men's figure skating
1962 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs NY
1978 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
1980 - R Hadlee scores Test Cricket century v Roberts, Garner, Holding, Croft
1981 - 84 penalties (406 mins) assessed for a brawl between NHL Minn & Bost
1982 - Test Cricket debut of Martin Crowe, v Australia Wellington, run out 9
1987 - NBA's Michael Jordan's 58 points in one game is a Chicago Bulls record
1987 - Wash blocks 20 Indiana shots tying NBA regulation game record
1989 - Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career
1989 - Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am
1989 - NY Yankees announce that Tom Seaver is their new TV sportscaster
1989 - California court throws out most of Margo Adams's $12 million breach-of- contract suit against Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs
1991 - Asanka Gurusinha scores twin Test Cricket tons v NZ (119 & 102)
LPGA Golfer Betsy KingLPGA Golfer Betsy King 1991 - Bill Veeck & Tony Lazzeri elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1991 - NY-NJ Knights (WLAF) players 1st come together
1993 - Allan Border beats Gavaskar's record for most Test Cricket runs 10,123
1994 - St Louis Blues beat Ottawa Senators 11-1
1998 - Steven M Gluckstern completes sale of NY Islanders

Birthdays in Sport

Results 1 - 57 of 57

1887 - Grover Cleveland Alexander, HOF baseball pitcher (Phillies, Cubs)
1908 - Jean-Pierre Wimille, French race car driver (d. 1949)
1916 - Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1936-37, died in WW II)
1918 - Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, baseball pitcher (Bkln Dodgers)
1920 - A W [Rie] Kuiper-Mastenbroek, Neth, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1936)
1920 - Danny Gardella, American baseball player (d. 2005)
1922 - Bill Johnston, cricket pace bowler (mighty Australian lefty post-war)
1925 - Everton Weekes, West Indian cricket player
1928 - Everton Weekes, cricketer (one of the 3 W's)
1931 - Ally MacLeod, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2004)
1934 - Ron Gaunt, cricketer (Australian fast bowler late 50s early 60s)
1941 - Keith Thomson, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v India 1968)
1945 - Peter Brock, Australian motorsports champion (d. 2006)
1945 - Giannis Ioannidis, Greek basketball coach and politician
1946 - Bobby "Bingo" Smith, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1955 - Rupert Keegan, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England, Formula One racing car driver
1957 - Connie Carpenter-Phinney, Madison Wisc, 79k cyclist (Oly-gold-1984)
1957 - Keena Rothhammer, US, 800 m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)
1959 - Rolando Blackman, American basketball player
1962 - Sheila Cornell, Encino Fla, softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1965 - Donald Narcisse, CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1965 - Matt Jackson, Birmingham Mich, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Payless)
1966 - Wesley Walls, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, SF 49ers, NO Saints)
1967 - David Howard, Sarasota FL, infielder (KC Royals)
1967 - Roman Fortin, NFL center (Atlanta Falcons)
1967 - Scott Service, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
1968 - Brendan Rogers, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
1968 - Chris Green, NFL safety (Buffalo Bills)
1968 - J T Snow, Long Beach CA, infielder (NY Yankees, California Angels)
1968 - Leif Rohlin, Vasteras Swe, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
1968 - René Groen, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1969 - Brandon Wilson, US baseball infielder (Chicago White Sox)
1970 - Ben Maruquin, Ventura California, field hockey sweeper (Olympics-96)
1970 - Radka Zrubakova, Czech, tennis star
1970 - Sasha Danilovic, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
1971 - Rick Lyle, defensive end/defensive tackle (NY Jets)
1972 - Clint McDaniel, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
1972 - Scott Turner, NFL cornerback/safety (Washington Redskins)
1973 - Jenny Thompson, Danvers Mass, 400m freestyle (Olympics-gold-92, 96)
1973 - Marshall Faulk, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
1973 - Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Norwegian retired footballer
1974 - Ron Fox, soccer player (Willem II)
1974 - Sébastien Loeb, French rally driver
1975 - Cindy Werley, Allentown PA, field hockey forward/midfielder (Oly-96)
1975 - Mike Wilson, Brampton, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
1976 - Nikolaos Siranidis, Greek diver
1977 - Tim Thomas, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)
1977 - Josh Towers, Major League Baseball player
1977 - Shane Williams, Welsh International Rugby Player
1978 - Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye, Senegalese footballer
1978 - Marc Hynes, British racing driver
1979 - Mariano Bainotti, Argentine racing driver
1979 - Pedro Mendes, Portuguese footballer
1980 - Gary Majewski, Major League Baseball player
1981 - Kertus Davis, American NASCAR driver
1984 - Emmanuel Adebayor, Togolese footballer
1986 - Makelele, Brazilian footballer

Deaths in Sport

Results 1 - 7 of 7

1971 - Edward van der Merwe, cricket keeper (S Afr in 2 Tests in 30's), dies
1990 - Leslie Ames, cricketer (47 Tests, 2434 runs 8 centuries), dies
1992 - Gerrit Schulte, "Crazy Cyclist", Dutch 6-days bicyclist, dies at 76
1992 - Jean R Yawkey, owner (Boston Red Sox), dies of a stroke at 83
2003 - Christian Goethals, Belgian racing driver (b. 1928)
2009 - Norm Van Lier, Basketball player and broadcaster (b. 1947)
2009 - Johnny Kerr, Basketball player and Chicago Bulls broadcaster (b. 1932)

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