TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1914 New York Giants and Chicago White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt. 1959 Zack Wheat unanimously elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. 1968 Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers. 1970 Ford Frick, Earle Combs and Jesse Haines elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. 1972 1972 NFL Draft: Walt Patulski from University of Notre Dame first pick by Buffalo Bills. 1973 Monte Irvin elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. 1984 Daniel Stern becomes NBA commissioner. 1992 Barry Bonds signs baseball’s highest single-year contract of $4.7 million. 1992 Denis Potvin’s No. 5 becomes 1st number retired by the New York Islanders. 1998 86th Men’s Australian Open: Petr Korda beats Marcelo Rios (6-2, 6-2, 6-2). 1998 86th Women’s Australian Open: Martina Hingis beats Conchita Martinez (6-3, 6-3). 2004 Wardrobe malfunction: Janet Jackson’s breast is exposed during the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in U.S. broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to FCC censorship guidelines. 2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII: New England Patriots beat Carolina Panthers, 32-29 at the Reliant Stadium. MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB. 2004 92nd Men’s Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Marat Safin (7-6, 6-4, 6-2). 2004 92nd Women’s Australian Open: Justine Henin-Hardenne beats Kim Clijsters (6-3, 4-6, 6-3). 2014 Ray Guy becomes the first pure NFL punter to be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 2015 Super Bowl XLIX: New England Patriots defeat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. MVP: Tom Brady who becomes only the 3rd quarterback to win 4 Superbowls. 2015 103rd Men’s Australian Open: Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray (7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-0).
Janet Jackson covers her breast as Justin Timberlake holds part of her costume after her outfit came undone during the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston, overshadowing a thrilling win by the New England Patriots, 13 years ago today.