THIS WEEKEND IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

Satur­day 1903 Stan­ley Cup: Mon­treal AAA beat the Win­nipeg Vic­to­rias, 2 games to 1 with 1 tie. 1924 1st Win­ter Olympic Games close at Cha­monix, France. 1932 3rd Win­ter Olympic Games open in Lake Placid, NY. 1952 Jackie Robin­son be­comes the first black ex­ec­u­tive of a ma­jor TV sta­tion (WNBC NY). 1962 Rus­sian news­pa­per Izves­tia re­ports base­ball is an old Rus­sian game. 1968 Bowie Kuhn re­places Wil­liam Eck­ert as 5th com­mis­sioner of base­ball. 1969 John Mad­den is named head coach of NFL’s Oak­land Raiders. 1971 Base­ball an­nounces a spe­cial hall of fame wing for black play­ers. 1976 12th Win­ter Olympic Games open in Inns­bruck, Aus­tria. 1987 Stars & Stripes beats Aus­tralia’s Kook­aburra 3, sweep­ing the Amer­ica’s Cup. 1991 The Base­ball Hall of Fame’s board of di­rec­tors vote 12-0 to bar Pete Rose for life. 1997 Mario Lemieux be­comes the 7th NHL player to score 600 goals. 2007 Su­per Bowl XLI: Indianapolis Colts beat Chicago Bears, 29-17 at the Dol­phin Sta­dium. MVP: Pey­ton Manning, Colts, QB. Sun­day 1948 Dick But­ton be­comes 1st US fig­ure skat­ing Olympic cham­pion. 1956 7th Win­ter Olympic Games close at Cortina d’Am­pezzo, Italy. 1969 Vince Lom­bardi, be­comes part owner, vice pres­i­dent, gen­eral man­ager and head coach of the Wash­ing­ton Red­skins. 1972 Bob Dou­glas is the 1st African Amer­i­can elected to Bas­ket­ball Hall of Fame. 1978 Fred New­man makes 88 con­sec­u­tive bas­ket­ball free throws blind­folded. 1989 Ka­reem Ab­dul-Jab­bar be­comes the 1st NBA player to score 38,000 points. 1991 Los An­ge­les King Dave Tay­lor be­comes the 29th NHL player to score 1000 points. 1997 O.J. Simp­son found li­able in the deaths of Ron Gold­man and Ni­cole Simp­son in a civil court ac­tion. 1998 Author Tom Clancy con­firms he signed agree­ment to pur­chase Min­nesota Vik­ings for slightly more than $200 mil­lion, an NFL fran­chise record. 2006 Su­per Bowl XL: Pitts­burgh Steel­ers beat Seat­tle Sea­hawks, 21-10 at the Ford Field. MVP: Hines Ward, Pitts­burgh, WR. 2011 Ed Sabol, co-founder of NFL Films, elected for en­shrine­ment in the Pro Foot­ball Hall of Fame. 2012 Su­per Bowl XLVI: New York Gi­ants beat New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots, 21-17. MVP: Eli Manning, New York, QB.

Mario Lemieux, rec­og­nized as one of the 100 great­est hockey play­ers with four Stan­ley Cup cham­pi­onships, six Art Ross Tro­phy wins, three Hart Me­mo­rial wins, and gold medals in the Olympics, World Cup and Canada Cup, scored his 600th goal 20 years ago today.

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