This Day in Sports History: 1/25

  • 1924 – The first Winter Olympics open in Chamonix in the French Alps. 294 athletes, representing 16 countries participate.

  • 1964 – A new athletic apparel company called Blue Ribbon Sports is launched – it would later be re-named Nike.

  • 1974 – McDonalds CEO Ray Kroc buys the San Diego Padres.

  • 1981 – The Raiders defeat the Eagles 27-10 in Super Bowl XV. Oakland QB Jim Plunkett is named MVP.

  • 1986 – Manue Bol blocks 15 shots in a game, the second highest single game total in NBA history.

  • 1987 – The Giants beat the Broncos 39-20 in Super Bowl XXI. Phil Simms is named MVP.

  • 1988 – The 5,000,000th point in NBA history is scored by Rickey Green of the Utah Jazz.

  • 1989 – Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th career point in just his fifth season.

  • 1991 – Brett Hull becomes the third player in NHL history to score 50 goals in less than 50 games.

  • 1998 – The Broncos defeat the Packers 31-24 in Super Bowl XXXII. Denver RB Terrell Davis wins MVP.

  • 2006 – The Indiana Pacers trade Ron Artest to the Sacramento Kings for Peja Stojakovic.

 

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