Thursday, February 15, 2007


Today In Sports History 2/15

I made a Groundhog's Day resolution to revive Astigmatic Eye. But I've been running late like I have with my other resolutions. My plan is to post a daily look at that date in sports history. I'll be using various sources including Wikipedia. Without further adieu, here's the inaugural Today In Sports History:

1953 - Seventeen-year-old Tenley Albright becomes the first American to win the world figure skating championship.

1990 - MLB owners lock out the players

1998 - Dale Earnhardt wins the Daytona 500 after 20 years of disappointment.

2004 - Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the Daytona 500 6 years to the day when his father won his only Daytona 500.

1895 - Earl Thomson, Canadian athlete (d. 1971)
1929 - Graham Hill, British race car driver (d. 1975)
1939 - Ole Ellefsæter, Norwegian cross-country skier
1940 - John Hadl, American football player
1948 - Ron Cey, American baseball player
1949 - Ken Anderson, American football player
1957 - Jimmy Spencer, American race car driver
1960 - Darrell Green, American football player
1964 - Mark Price, American basketball player
1972 - Jaromír Jágr, Czech hockey player
1973 - Kateřina Neumannová, Czech cross country skier
- Amy Van Dyken, American swimmer
1974 - Seattle Slew, American racehorse (d. 2002)
- Ugueth Urbina, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player
- Alexander Wurz, Austrian race car driver
1975 - Serge Aubin, National Hockey League player
1979 - Alenka Kejžar, Slovenian swimmer
- Josh Low, English footballer
1983 - Russell Martin, American baseball player

2002- Mike Darr, American baseball player

Alot of birthdays, but a slow news day other than that. It should pick up later on this week.

Interesting to know.
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