Connect with us

This Day in Sports History


1879 – The US National Archery Association is formed in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

1953 – The assets of the former Dallas Texans NFL franchise, including the players, are awarded to a new franchise which would be named the Baltimore Colts.

1967 – Stan Musial is named General Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.


1975 – Ralph Kiner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his 15th, and final, year of eligibility.

1979 – Willie Mays is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. With a career that spanned 22 seasons that saw he him hit 660 home runs and drive 1,903 runs, 23 voters left Mays off the ballot.

1981 – Mike Bossy becomes the first player in NHL history to score 50 goals in 50 games.

1983 – Tennis great Bjorn Borg announces his retirement. Borg was a five time Wimbledon champ and a six time French Open champ.

1998 – Michael Jordan scores in double figures for the 800th consecutive game.

2011 – The Packers beat the Bears 21-14 in the NFC Championship game.

2015 – Golden Stat guard Klay Thompson sets an NBA record for points in a quarter by putting up 37 points in a quarter, along with an NBA record nine three-pointers in a quarter, in a 126-101 win over the Kings.

2018 – LeBron James becomes the seventh player in NBA history to score 30,000 career points. At 33 years and 24 days old, he’s the youngest player to reach that mark.

More in This Day in Sports History