This Week in Sports History: Feb. 9 to 15

This Week in Sports History: Feb. 9 to 15

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Here’s a look back at this upcoming week in sports history.

February 9

1951 – St. Louis Browns sign 45-year-old Satchel Paige.

1971 – Satchel Paige becomes first Negro League player inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1980 – Rick Barry of the Houston Rockets becomes first player to have eight made three-pointers in a game.

2016 – The Denver Broncos defeat the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, 24-10. Von Miller named MVP.

Born

1971 – Jim Miller – NFL

1976 – Vladimir Guerrero – MLB

February 10

1969 – LSU’s Pete Maravich scores 66 points in a loss to Tulane.

1998 – Deep Blue, an IBM computer, becomes the first to win a chess match against a human champion, Gary Kasparov.

Born

1966 – Daryl Johnston – NFL

1974 – Ty Law – NFL

1975 – Tina Thompson – WNBA

1976 – Lance Berkman

February 11

1973 – The Philadelphia 76ers lose their 20th consecutive game.

1990 – James “Buster” Douglas knocks out Mike Tyson in the 10th round of a stunning upset in Tokyo.

1997 – Bill Parcells becomes head coach of the Jets.

Born

1976 – Tony Battle – NBA

February 12 (unofficial Bill Russell day)

1958 – Boston Celtic Bill Russell tallies 41 rebounds in a win against Syracuse.

1961 – Boston Celtic Bill Russell grabs 40 rebounds in a win against the Warriors.

1982 – Wayne Gretzky sets the NHL record for points in a season with his 153rd.

2000 – Legendary Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry passes away at 75.

Born

1934 – Bill Russell – NBA

1971 – Lincoln Kennedy – NFL

1974 Ian McIntyre – NHL

February 13

1952 – Rocky Marciano wins in a second-round KO for his 40th consecutive win.

1990 – Larry Bird’s 71 consecutive game free throw streak comes to an end.

Born

1947 – Mike Krzyzewski – NCAA

1972 – Charlie Garner – NFL

1977 – Randy Moss – NFL

February 14

1951 – Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta to win the middleweight title.

1995 – The Portland Trailblazers trade Clyde Drexler to the Rockets. The Rockets go on to win the 1995 NBA title.

2019 – Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook sets an NBA record with his 11th straight game with a triple double.

Born

1960 – Jim Kelly – NFL

1965 – Jessie Tuggle – NFL

1972 – Drew Bledsoe – NFL

1985 – Tyler Clippard – MLB

February 15

1978 – Leon Spinks defeats Muhammad Ali to win the Heavyweight Title.

1990 – MLB players are locked out by baseball owners.

1996 – Bill Belichick is fired by the Cleveland Browns.

1999 – Wayne Gretzky extends his all-time NHL scoring record to 1,000 points over Gordie Howe.

2018 – Nikola Jokic records the fastest triple-double in NBA history. It takes him only 14 minutes and 33 seconds. He would finish the game with 30 points, 17 assists, and 15 rebounds.

Born

1960 – Darrell Green – NFL

1964 Mark Price – NBA

1972 Jaromir Jagr – NHL

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