TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1903 Barney Dreyfuss and James Potter buy the Philadelphia Phillies for $170,000.
1906 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Kingston’s Queen’s U in 2 games.
1929 Chicago Blackhawks lose record 15th straight game at home.
1931 Canadian Rugby Union adopts the forward pass.
1940 University of Pittsburgh beats Fordham University 50-37 in the first televised basketball game.
1957 Jockey Johnny Longden records his 5,000th career victory.
1960 8th Winter Olympic Games close in Squaw Valley, California.
1960 USA wins Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating Canada.
1966 Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale begin a joint holdout against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
1967 Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal.
1970 Bicycles permitted to cross San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.
1970 Caroline Walker runs world female record marathon in 3:02:53.
1971 53rd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at PGA National, in Florida to complete his second golf grand slam.
1988 15th Winter Olympic Games close in Calgary, Canada.
1989 Red Schoendienst and Al Barlick elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
1991 Don Mattingly named 10th captain of the New York Yankees.
1998 Vancouver Canucks Mark Messier is 4th NHL player to record 1,600 points.
2010 21st Winter Olympic Games close in Vancouver.
Women’s figure skating bronze medallist Joannie Rochette, whose mother, Therese, died of a heart attack two days before the start of her daughter’s competition, carries the Canadian flag into the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games closing ceremonies, seven years ago today.