THIS WEEK­END IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

Satur­day 1928 Sec­ond Win­ter Olympic Games open in St. Moritz, Switzerland. 1938 Steve Casey beats Lou Th­esz in Bos­ton to win Na­tional Box­ing As­so­ci­a­tion world heavy­weight ti­tle. 1957 NHL Play­ers As­so­ci­a­tion forms in New York City with Detroit Red Wings’ Ted Lind­say elected pres­i­dent. 1966 San Francisco Gi­ant Wil­lie Mays signs high­est con­tract, $130,000 per year. 1969 Diana Crump be­comes first U.S. woman jockey to ride against men, at Hiale­lah. 1970 John Lennon pays fines for 96 who protested South African rugby team play­ing in Scot­land. 1971 Mon­treal Cana­dien John Be­liv­eau scores his 500th NHL goal. 1984 Wayne Gret­zky sets NHL short handed sea­son scor­ing record at 11. 1990 James “Buster” Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 to win heavy­weight box­ing crown. Sun­day 1876 Al Spald­ing opens his sport­ing good shop. 1878 Fred­er­ick Thayer patents catcher’s mask (pat # 200,358). 1908 New York to Paris auto race (via Alaska and Siberia) be­gins. Ge­orge Schus­ter wins af­ter 88 days be­hind the wheel. 1909 Robert Fowler runs world record marathon in 2:46:52.6. 1937 Cleve­land (now Los An­ge­les) Rams granted an NFL fran­chise. 1982 Wayne Gret­zky scores his 153rd point of sea­son, break­ing NHL record. 1984 Jayne Torvill and Christo­pher Dean skate “Bolero” at Olympics. 1989 50th PGA Se­niors Golf Cham­pi­onship: Larry Mowry. 1989 Thurs­day’s Child sets sail­ing record, New York-Cape Horn-San Francisco in 80 days, 20 hours. 1996 4th ESPY Awards: Cal Rip­ken, Re­becca Lobo win. 1997 Fred Gold­man says he will set­tle for a signed mur­der con­fes­sion from O.J. Simp­son in lieu of his $20.5 mil­lion judge­ment. 1998 Dal­las Cow­boys sign Chan Gai­ley as their fourth head coach. 2001 9th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Mar­ion Jones win. 2010 21st Win­ter Olympic Games open at Van­cou­ver, Canada. 2014 Tatyana Volosozhar and Mak­sim Trankov win the Olympic gold in pairs fig­ure skat­ing.

Jean Be­liv­eau, the great Mon­treal Cana­dien cap­tain who won 10 Stan­ley Cups, along with the Art Ross, Hart Memo­rial and Conn Smythe Tro­phies in a Hall of Fame ca­reer, scored his 500th of 507 goals, 46 years ago to­day.

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