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This page indexes the individual year in sports pages. Each year is annotated with a significant event as a reference point.



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2000s

See also: 2004 in sports, 2005 in baseball, other events of 2005, 2006 in sports, list of years in sports. Auto racing Paris Dakar Rally winners Motorcycle: Cyril Despres, France, KTM 660 Rally, Team Gauloises KTM, Time 47:27:31, Penalty 9:00 Car: Stéphane Peterhansel, Jean-Paul Cottret... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The current National Hockey League labor dispute has been predicted by many hockey analysts for the past few years. ... -1... Lance Armstrong (born September 18, 1971) is an American cyclist from Plano, Texas. ... This article is about the cycle race. ... Brian Charles Lara (born May 2, 1969) is an outstanding West Indian cricketer. ... The English cricket team is a national cricket team representing England and Wales. ... See also: 2002 in sports, 2004 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip wins rain-shortened Daytona 500 Winston Cup Championship won by Matt Kenseth for Ford. ... Michael Schumacher (born January 3, 1969) is a German Formula One (F1) driver. ... Formula One, abbreviated to F1 and also known as Grand Prix racing, is the highest class of single-seat open-wheel auto racing. ... See also: 2001 in sports, 2003 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ward Burton wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Tony Stewart Indy Racing League - Sam Hornish Jr. ... Canada is a sovereign state in northern North America, the northern-most country in the world, and the second largest in total area. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... See also: 2000 in sports, 2002 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon Indy Racing League - Sam Hornish Jr. ... Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington Eldrick (Tiger) Woods (born December 30, 1975, Cypress, California), son of Earl and Kultida Woods, is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. ... This article is about the sport of golf. ... See also: 1999 in sports, 2001 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Labonte Indy Racing League - Buddy Lazier won the season championship Indianapolis 500- Juan Pablo Montoya CART Racing - Gil de Ferran won... Essendon Football Club logo Essendon Football Club is an Australian Rules Football club that is part of the Australian Football League. ... This is a page about the national league in Australian Rules Football. ...

1990s

See also: 1998 in sports, 2000 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Jeff Gordon won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Jarrett Indy Racing League - Indianapolis 500 - Kenny Brack CART Racing - Juan Pablo Montoya won the season championship Formula One Championship - Finland... Joseph Paul DiMaggio (born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio November 25, 1914 in Martinez, California - March 8, 1999 in Hollywood, Florida) was an American baseball player. ... Lance Armstrong (born September 18, 1971) is an American cyclist from Plano, Texas. ... Testicular cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the testicles, a part of the male reproductive system. ... This article is about the cycle race. ... See also: 1997 in sports, 1999 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Earnhardt won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon Indy Racing League - Indianapolis 500 - Eddie Cheever CART Racing - Alex Zanardi won the season championship Formula One Championship - Finland 24... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... See also: 1996 in sports, 1998 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Jeff Gordon is the youngest driver ever to win the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon Indy Racing League - Indianapolis 500 - Arie Luyendyk CART Racing - Alex Zanardi won the season... Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966, New York City, USA) is a professional boxer. ... Evander Holyfield (born October 19, 1962) is a professional boxer who has earned millions of dollars and made history. ... See also: 1995 in sports, 1997 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Terry Labonte Rusty Wallace wins the Suzuka NASCAR Thunder 100 at Suzuka City November 24, the first NASCAR event held in Japan. ... A cyclist is a person who engages in cycling whether as a sport or rides a bicycle for recreation or transportation. ... The Summer Olympic Games are an international multi-sport event held every four years, organised by the International Olympic Committee. ... See also: 1994 in sports, 1996 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Sterling Marlin won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon CART racing - season championship won by Jacques Villeneuve Indianapolis 500 - Jacques Villeneuve. ... Miguel Ángel Induráin Larraya (born July 16, 1964, Villava, Navarre) is a Spanish cyclist. ... This article is about the cycle race. ... See also: 1993 in sports, 1995 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Sterling Marlin won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - season championship won by Al Unser, Jr Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Jr. ... In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ... Strike action (or simply strike) describes collective action undertaken by groups of workers in the form of a refusal to perform work. ... Roland Ratzenberger Roland Ratzenberger (July 4, 1960 - April 30, 1994) was an Austrian Formula One driver who died tragically during qualifying for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, the very race which also took the life of three-time world champion Ayrton Senna. ... Results from the 1994 Formula One San Marino Grand Prix held at Imola on May 1, 1994 Classification Notes Fastest Lap: Damon Hill 1m 24. ... Ayrton Senna Ayrton Senna da Silva (March 21, 1960 - May 1, 1994), better known as Ayrton Senna, was a Brazilian racing driver who won the Formula One world championship three times. ... See also: 1992 in sports, 1994 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt Two top NASCAR drivers--Alan Kulwicki, the 1992 series champion, and Davey Allison, were killed in aviation accidents. ... Monica Seles (born December 2, 1973), originally Monika Seleš, is an accomplished female tennis player and the winner of many tournaments including nine Grand Slam titles. ... Tennis is a racquet sport played between either two players (singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). It is officially called lawn tennis to distinguish it from real tennis (also known as royal tennis or court tennis), an older form of the game that is played indoors on a... See also: 1991 in sports, 1993 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Davey Allison won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Alan Kulwicki CART Racing - season championship won by Bobby Rahal Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Jr. ... Toronto Blue Jays American League AAA Syracuse SkyChiefs AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats A Dunedin Blue Jays Lansing Lugnuts Auburn Doubledays R Pulaski Blue Jays The Toronto Blue Jays are a Major League Baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, notable for being the first team from outside the United States... The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ... See also: 1990 in sports, 1992 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ernie Irvan won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Michael Andretti won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Brazil 24 hours of Le... Magic Johnson Earvin Magic Johnson, Jr. ... Basketball Basketball is a ball sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop. ... See also: 1989 in sports, 1991 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Derrike Cope won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Al Unser, Jr. ... James Buster Douglas (born April 7, 1960) was a heavyweight boxer from Columbus, Ohio who scored one of the biggest upsets ever in the sport by knocking out then-undefeated Mike Tyson in 10 rounds in 1990. ... Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966, New York City, USA) is a professional boxer. ...

1980s

See also: 1988 in sports, 1990 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Darrell Waltrip won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Rusty Wallace CART Racing - season championship won by Emerson Fittipaldi Indianapolis 500 - Emerson Fittipaldi Formula One Championship - France 24 hours of Le... Personal Info Birth: April 14, 1941, Cincinnati, Ohio Professional Career Debut: April 8, 1963, Cincinnati Reds vs. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium in Saint Louis, Missouri. ... The Hillsborough disaster occurred on April 15, 1989, at Hillsborough, a football stadium in Sheffield, England, resulting in the loss of 96 lives. ... See also: 1987 in sports, 1989 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bill Elliott CART Racing - Danny Sullivan won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Brazil 24 hours of Le... Ben Johnson at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. ... See also: 1986 in sports, 1988 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... The Rugby World Cup is the premier international Rugby Union contest in the world, first held jointly in Australia and New Zealand in 1987 and now held every four years. ... See also: 1985 in sports, 1987 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Geoff Bodine won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Rahal Formula One Championship - France 24 hours of Le Mans: the team of... Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966, New York City, USA) is a professional boxer. ... Boxer redirects here; for other meanings of boxer, see Boxer (disambiguation). ... See also: 1984 in sports, 1986 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Ken Schrader enters NASCAR CART Racing - Al Unser Sr won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Danny Sullivan Formula One Championship... Personal Info Birth: April 14, 1941, Cincinnati, Ohio Professional Career Debut: April 8, 1963, Cincinnati Reds vs. ... Tyrus Raymond Cobb (December 18, 1886 in Royston, Georgia - July 17, 1961 in Atlanta, Georgia), usually known as Ty Cobb and nicknamed The Georgia Peach, was an American baseball player considered to be the greatest player of the Deadball Era (1900-1920), and perhaps of all time. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... The original 1925 train route to Nenana is in gray, and the southern route of the modern race is in red (part of the National Historic Iditarod Trail. ... The Bradford City Disaster occurred on May 11, 1985 when a flash fire occurred at the Valley Parade stadium of Bradford City F.C. during a football match against Lincoln City F.C. Bradford City were celebrating winning the Third Division Championship trophy on this day. ... The Heysel Stadium disaster was an event that took place at the 1985 football European Cup final at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels, Belgium. ... See also: 1983 in sports, 1985 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Terry Labonte Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 Richard Petty won the 200th (and final) race of his career on July 4. ... The Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is an annual series of thoroughbred horse races sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and held on a single day at a predetermined site, usually in the United States but sometimes in Canada. ... Thoroughbred horse racing is the main form of horse-racing throughout the world. ... The North America Cup is an annual harness racing event held at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for 3-year-old standardbred pacing horses. ... Harness racing is a form of horse-racing in which the horses race in a specified gait. ... See also: 1982 in sports, 1984 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Bobby Allison Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Al Unser won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Tom Sneva Formula One Championship - Brazil 24 hours of Le... The World Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations. ... See also: 1981 in sports, 1983 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Gordon Johncock Formula One Champion - Finland 24 hours of Le... Mary Slaney (born Mary Teresa Decker August 4, 1958) is an American Track and Field athlete, who holds seven American records in her sport. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... See also: 1980 in sports, 1982 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Unser Formula One Champion - Brazil 24 hours of Le... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... Strike action (or simply strike) describes collective action undertaken by groups of workers in the form of a refusal to perform work. ... See also: 1979 in sports, 1981 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt Buddy Baker won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Johnny Rutherford won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford Formula One Champion - Alan Jones of Australia 24... The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team celebrates the goal that led them to victory over the USSR. The Miracle on Ice is the popular nickname for the final round of ice hockey competition in the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, in which a team of amateur and collegiate players from... The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Soviet Union - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...

1970s

See also: 1978 in sports, 1980 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 CART Racing (replaced USAC): Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Champion - South Africa 24... Sugar Ray Leonard (born May 17, 1956) is an American who is a former boxer. ... See also: 1977 in sports, 1979 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto racing USAC - A J Foyt won final season championship under USAC. CART, Championship Auto Racing Teams open wheel racing established in the United States. ... Swimmers cross the waters of Kailua Kona Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii in the first leg of the Ironman Triathlon world championship. ... See also: 1976 in sports, 1978 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Cale Yarborough Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 USAC Racing - Tom Sneva wins the season championship Indianapolis 500 - won by A.J. Foyt. ... Shirley Muldowney (born June 9, 1940 in Schenectady, New York), the First Lady of Drag Racing was the first woman to receive a licence to drive a top fuel dragster by the NHRA . ... The National Hot Rod Association, known as the NHRA, was founded by Wally Parks in 1951 in the State of California to provide a governing body to organize and promote the sport of drag racing. ... Top-Fuel Racing refers to a class of drag racing in which the cars are run on 85% nitromethane and about 15% methanol also known as racing alcohol, instead of gasoline. ... See also: 1975 in sports, 1977 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: David Pearson won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Cale Yarborough Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford USAC Racing - Gordon Johncock won the season championship Formula One Championship: James Hunt of Britain Niki... Comaneci at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games Nadia Elena Comaneci (originally Comăneci) (born November 12, 1961) is a Romanian-born American gymnast, winner of five Olympic medals, and the first to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event. ... See also: 1974 in sports, 1976 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Benny Parsons won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Unser USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Championship - Austria 24 hours of... The Cricket World Cup is the world championship of one-day cricket, a tournament held quadrenially between all Test cricket playing nations, as well as several representatives from other cricket-playing nations who qualify through a series of qualifying matches. ... See also: 1973 in sports, 1975 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty IROC Championship - inaugural year won by Mark Donohue Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford USAC Racing - Bobby Unser Formula One Championship - Brazil... The Rumble in The Jungle was a historic boxing event that took place on October 30, 1974, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, then known as Zaire. ... See also: 1972 in sports, 1974 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty wins the Daytona 500 in which singer Marty Robbins made his first appearance as a driver. ... Secretariat Secretariat (March 30, 1970 - October 4, 1989) was an American thoroughbred race horse (Sire: Bold Ruler; Dam: Somethingroyal), born at Meadow Farms Stables in Caroline County, Virginia. ... The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ... See also: 1971 in sports, 1973 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: A.J. Foyt won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Mark Donohue USAC Racing - Joe Leonard won the season championship Formula One Championship - Brazil 24 hours of... (Redirected from 1972 Summit Series) The 1972 Summit Series was the first competition between Soviet and Canadian professional ice hockey players (the latter being banned from Olympic play at the time due to the rules regarding the exclusion of professional athletes from amateur competition, though soviet hockey players were amateurs... Soviet Union - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Canada is a sovereign state in northern North America, the northern-most country in the world, and the second largest in total area. ... See also: 1970 in sports, 1972 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... Richard Petty (born July 2, 1937) is a renowned former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver and is now a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series owner. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile, NASCAR race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... There have been two accidents leading to major loss of life at Ibrox Park in Glasgow, Scotland. ... See also: 1969 in sports, 1971 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Pete Hamilton won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Isaac Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... The racehorse Nijinsky II (presumably named after the dancer Vaslav Nijinsky) was a son of Northern Dancer and Flaming Page and a grandson of Nearco. ... The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ...

1960s

See also: 1968 in sports, 1970 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: LeeRoy Yarborough won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - David Pearson Indianapolis 500 - Mario Andretti USAC Racing - Mario Andretti won the season championship Formula One Championship - Great Britain driving a Matra... The New York Jets are a National Football League team that plays its home games in East Rutherford, New Jersey, but is based on Long Island. ... The Indianapolis Colts are a National Football League team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... The Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League, the pinnacle of American football. ... The American Football League was a professional league of American football which operated from 1960 to 1969. ... See also: 1967 in sports, 1969 in sports and the list of years in sports. General sporting events 1968 Summer Olympics takes place in Mexico City, Mexico United States wins the most medals (107), and the most gold medals (45). ... Jean-Claude Killy (born August 30, 1943) is a French alpine skier and a triple Olympic champion. ... The Triple Crown of Alpine Skiing consists of three diffent types of alpine skiing events. ... See also: 1968 Winter Paralympics The X Olympic Winter Games were held in 1968 France and opened on Norway won the most medals, the first time a country other than the Soviet Union had done so since the Soviet Union first entered the Winter Games in 1956. ... See also: 1966 in sports, 1968 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Mario Andretti wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship — Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 — A.J. Foyt USAC Racing — A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Champion — New Zealand 24... The Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League, the pinnacle of American football. ... See also: 1965 in sports, 1967 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - David Pearson Indianapolis 500 - Graham Hill USAC Racing - Mario Andretti won the season championship Formula One Championship - Australia 24 hours of Le... FIFA logo (usage restricted): For the Good of the Game Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is the international governing body of the sport of association football (sometimes called simply football, or soccer). ... The Football World Cup (official name: FIFA World Cup) is the most important competition in international football (soccer). ... See also: 1964 in sports, 1966 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Fred Lorenzen wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - Jimmy Clark USAC Racing - Mario Andretti Formula One Champion - Jimmy Clark of Great Britain 24 hours of Le... Bret Hanover (1962-1992) was an American harness racing horse, specifically a pacer. ... The Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Pacers consists of the following horse races: Cane Pace Messenger Stakes Little Brown Jug The traditional order of the races was Cane Pace, Little Brown Jug, and Messenger. ... See also: 1963 in sports, 1965 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Championship - Great Britain 24... Other people with this name: Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Mehemet Ali (Turkey) Muhammad Ali-Haj (born January 17, 1942 as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. ... See also: 1962 in sports, 1964 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Tiny Lund won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Joe Weatherly Indianapolis 500 - Parnelli Jones USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Championship - Jimmy Clark of Great... Craig Breedlove (born March 23, 1937) was a five-time the world land speed record holder. ... Land Speed Records 1898-2002 The information below is for self-propelled wheeled vehicles travelling over open ground. ... See also: 1961 in sports, 1963 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Fireball Roberts won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Joe Weatherly Indianapolis 500 - Rodger Ward USAC Racing - Rodger Ward won the season championship Formula One Championship - Great Britain 24 hours of... Rod Laver (born August 9, 1938) is a professional tennis player. ... A Grand Slam is a term in tennis used to denote winning all four of the following championship titles in the same year: Australian Open French Open Wimbledon U.S. Open These tournaments are therefore also known as the Grand Slam tournaments, and rank as the most important tennis tournaments... See also: 1960 in sports, 1962 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Marvin Panch won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the driving championship Formula One Championship - United States 24... World Figure Skating Championships: Mens singles winners: 1896 - Gilbert Fuchs, (Germany) 1897 - Gustav Hugel, (Austria) 1898 - Henning Grenander, (Sweden) 1899 - Gustav Hugel, (Austria) 1900 - Gustav Hugel, (Austria) 1901 - Ulrich Salchow, (Sweden) 1902 - Ulrich Salchow, (Sweden) 1903 - Ulrich Salchow, (Sweden) 1904 - Ulrich Salchow, (Sweden) 1905 - Ulrich Salchow, (Sweden) 1906 - Gilbert... The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... See also: 1959 in sports, 1961 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Junior Johnson won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Rex White Indianapolis 500 - Jim Rathmann USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Championship - Australia 24 hours of... Silver 2004 The Paralympic Games are an official equivalent of the Olympics for athletes with physical disabilities. ...

1950s

See also: 1958 in sports, 1960 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Lee Petty won the inaugural Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship — Lee Petty Indianapolis 500 — Rodger Ward USAC Racing — Rodger Ward Formula One Champion — Australia 24 hours of Le Mans: Carroll Shelby... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile, NASCAR race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... See also: 1957 in sports, 1959 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Lee Petty Indianapolis 500 - Jimmy Bryan USAC Racing - Tony Bettenhausen won the season championship Formula One Championship - Great Britain February 23 - Cuban rebels kidnap 5-time F1 champion Juan Manuel Fangio. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... The text below is generated by a template, which has been proposed for deletion. ... The Munich air disaster happened on February 6, 1958, when British European Flight 609, a British European Airways Elizabethan class Airspeed Ambassador charter aircraft (G-ALZU Lord Burghley), carrying players and backroom staff of Manchester United F.C., plus a number of journalists and supporters, crashed in a blizzard on... Manchester Uniteds emblem Manchester United F.C. (often abbreviated to Man United or just Man U, pronounced man-yoo) is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ... See also: 1956 in sports, 1958 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Buck Baker Indianapolis 500 - Sam Hanks USAC Racing - Jimmy Bryan won the season championship Formula One Championship - Argentina 24 hours of Le Mans: the team of Ron Flockhart / Ivor Bueb won... Juan Manuel Fangio (June 24, 1911 - July 17, 1995) was a noted Argentinian racing car driver and winner of the Formula One championship five times, including four in a row from 1954-57. ... Formula One, abbreviated to F1 and also known as Grand Prix racing, is the highest class of single-seat open-wheel auto racing. ... See also: 1955 in sports, 1957 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Buck Baker The United States Auto Club (USAC) was founded to take over race sanctioning from the American Automobile Association (AAA). ... Don James Larsen (born August 7, 1929 in Michigan City, Indiana) was a pitcher for seven different Major League Baseball franchises, but is most remembered for his time with the New York Yankees. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... Since 1991, a perfect game has been defined by Major League Baseball as a game in which a pitcher pitches a complete game victory that lasts a minimum of nine innings and in which no opposition player reaches first base. ... Champions League Logo The UEFA Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition between Europes most successful clubs, regarded as the most prestigious club trophy in the sport. ... The striker (wearing red jersey) has run past the defender (in white jersey) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to stop the ball. ... See also: 1954 in sports, 1956 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Tim Flock AAA Racing: Bob Sweikert won the Indianapolis 500 Bob Sweikert won the season championship Formula One Championship - Argentina 24 hours of Le Mans: the team of Mike Hawthorn / Ivor... The National Hot Rod Association, known as the NHRA, was founded by Wally Parks in 1951 in the State of California to provide a governing body to organize and promote the sport of drag racing. ... Top-Fuel Racing refers to a class of drag racing in which the cars are run on 85% nitromethane and about 15% methanol also known as racing alcohol, instead of gasoline. ... See also: 1953 in sports, 1955 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Lee Petty AAA Racing: Bill Vukovich won the Indianapolis 500 Jimmy Bryan won the season championship Formula One Championship - Argentina 24 hours of Le Mans: the team of Froilán Gonz... Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister KBE (born March 23, 1929) is a former British athlete best known as the first man to run the mile in less than four minutes. ... Four Minute Mile is the first full-length album released by The Get Up Kids. ... See also: 1952 in sports, 1954 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Herb Thomas AAA Racing: Bill Vukovich won the Indianapolis 500 Sam Hanks won the season driving championship Formula One Championship - Italy 24 hours of Le Mans: the team of Tony Rolt... Maureen Catherine Connolly (Little Mo) was a professional tennis player born on September 17, 1934, in San Diego, California, United States. ... A Grand Slam is a term in tennis used to denote winning all four of the following championship titles in the same year: Australian Open French Open Wimbledon U.S. Open These tournaments are therefore also known as the Grand Slam tournaments, and rank as the most important tennis tournaments... See also: 1951 in sports, 1953 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Tim Flock AAA Racing: Troy Ruttman won the Indianapolis 500 Chuck Stevenson won the season championship Formula One Championship - Italy 24 hours of Le Mans: Hermann Lang / Fritz Reiss won, driving... Richard Dick Button (born July 18, 1929 in Englewood, New Jersey) is an American former figure skater and current television analyst. ... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... See also: 1950 in sports, 1952 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Herb Thomas AAA Racing: Tony Bettenhausen won the series championship Lee Wallard won the Indianapolis 500 Formula One Championship - Argentina 24 hours of Le Mans: Louis Rosier / Jean-Louis Rosier won... The Pan American Games are a multi-sport event, held every four years between competitors from all nations of the Americas. ... Buenos Aires (Good Winds in Spanish, but more akin to Fair Winds, as in navigation) is the capital of Argentina and its largest city and port, as well as one of the largest cities in South America. ... Argentina is a country in southern South America, situated between the Andes in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east. ... See also: 1949 in sports, 1951 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Bill Rexford AAA Racing: Henry Banks won the series championship Johnnie Parsons won the Indianapolis 500 Formula One Champion: The first World Championship for drivers under the jurisdiction of the Fédération... Formula One, abbreviated to F1 and also known as Grand Prix racing, is the highest class of single-seat open-wheel auto racing. ...

1940s

See also: 1948 in sports, 1950 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto racing The first 24 hours of Le Mans is held since the beginning of World War II. Luigi Chinetti and Lord Seldson win the race in a Ferrari 166M. Baseball January 28: The New... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... Bill Durnan ( January 22, 1916 in Toronto, Ontario - October 31, 1972) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goalie who played for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League. ... See also: 1947 in sports, 1949 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball January 29: Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs, and Phillies $500 each for signing high school players. ... Fanny Blankers-Koen speeding towards the gold medal in the final of the 80 m hurdles event at the 1948 Summer Olympics. ... The Games of the XIV Olympiad were held in 1948 in United Kingdom. ... London — containing the City of London — is the capital of the United Kingdom and of England and a major world city. With over seven million inhabitants (Londoners) in Greater London area, it is amongst the most densely populated areas in Western Europe. ... -1... Jack Roosevelt Robinson (January 31, 1919 - October 24, 1972) became the first African American Major League Baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... The Baseball color line was the unwritten policy which excluded African American United States before 1947. ... The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. ... See also: 1945 in sports, 1947 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball January 23: Hall of Fame election: The writers vote again fails to select an inductee, despite a newly revamped voting process. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... See also: 1944 in sports, 1946 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. Baseball January 28: Hall of Fame election: Baseball writers fail to elect a new inductee. ... Maurice Richard in his Canadiens uniform Joseph Henri Maurice Richard, also nicknamed Rocket Richard (born August 4, 1921 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, died May 27, 2000 in Montreal, Quebec) was a professional ice hockey player, and played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1942 to 1960. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... See also: 1943 in sports, 1945 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. Baseball May 7 - Chucho Ramos made his major league debut as first baseman and outfielder with the Cincinnati Reds. ... The University of Oxford, situated in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The University of Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world (after Oxford). ... Exhausted crews at the finish of the 2002 Boat Race The Boat Race is a rowing race between the rowing clubs of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. ... The Great Ouse at St Neots The River Great Ouse is a river in the east of England. ... See also: 1942 in sports, 1944 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. Baseball World Series: New York Yankees defeats St. ... See also: 1941 in sports, 1943 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. Baseball January 4: Hall of Fame election: Rogers Hornsby is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, getting 78 percent of the vote. ... See also: 1940 in sports, 1942 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. Baseball The New York Yankees won the World Series, beating the Brooklyn Dodgers by 4 games to 1. ... Ted Williams & Tom Yawkey Theodore Samuel Ted Williams (August 30, 1918 - July 5, 2002), also called The Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame or The Kid, was a Baseball Hall of Famer who spent 19 seasons, twice interrupted by military service, with the Boston Red Sox. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... See also: 1939 in sports, 1941 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. Baseball The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Detroit Tigers in the World Series, 4 games to 3. ...

1930s

See also: 1938 in sports, 1940 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. Auto Racing August 11 - Jean Bugatti, automobile designer and the 30-year-old son of Ettore Bugatti, died in a crash on the... The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 of the top college basketball teams in the United States. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... Henry Louis Gehrig, born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941), was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the New York Yankees and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939. ... See also: 1937 in sports, 1939 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball World Series: New York Yankees defeat the Chicago Cubs, 4-0. ... John Donald Budge (June 13, 1915 - January 26, 2000) was a champion tennis player who became famous as the first man to win in a single year the four tournaments that the Grand Slam of tennis comprises. ... A Grand Slam is a term in tennis used to denote winning all four of the following championship titles in the same year: Australian Open French Open Wimbledon U.S. Open These tournaments are therefore also known as the Grand Slam tournaments, and rank as the most important tennis tournaments... See also: 1936 in sports, 1938 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto racing Wally Parks founds the Road Runners Club, considered to be the start of organized drag racing. ... WWII poster featuring Louis Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914–April 12, 1981), better known in the boxing world as Joe Louis and nicknamed The Brown Bomber, was a native of Lexington, Alabama who became World Heavyweight Champion. ... See also: 1935 in sports, 1937 in sports and the list of years in sports. Events May 12: Jockey Ralph Neves was involved in a racing accident at Bay Meadows Racetrack in San Mateo, California and mistakenly pronounced dead. ... Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945), a German politician who was the founder of the Third Reich (1933-1945), is widely regarded as one of the most significant and reviled leaders in world history. ... Owens setting the world record in the long jump at the University of Michigan in 1935 Medal ceremony for the long jump at the 1936 Olympics with Tajima, Owens and Lutz Long. ... See also: 1934 in sports, 1936 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball On May 25, Babe Ruth has a last hurrah, hitting three home runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Ruth batting for the Yankees George Herman Ruth, (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), better known as Babe Ruth and also commonly known by the nicknames The Bambino and The Sultan of Swat, was an American baseball player and United States national icon. ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award, considered the most prestigious award in American College Football, is given annually to the top player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). ... See also: 1933 in sports, 1935 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball July 10 - In the second Major League Baseball All-Star Game, played at the Polo Grounds in New York City, left-handed pitcher Carl Hubbell sets a record by striking out Babe Ruth, Lou... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... This article is about the sport of golf. ... See also: 1932 in sports, 1934 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball New York Giants defeat Washington Senators in the World Series, 4-1. ... Cricket (disambiguation). ... Jack Fingleton evades a Bodyline ball. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... See also: 1931 in sports, 1933 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball Brooklyns major league baseball team, known informally until now as the Superbas, the Robins, or the Trolley Dodgers, officially selects the name Brooklyn Dodgers. ... The Indian cricket team is a national cricket team representing India. ... See also: 1930 in sports, 1932 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing 24 hours of Le Mans: Earl Howe and Tim Birkin, driving an Alfa Romeo 8C. Louis Schneider wins the Indy 500. ... The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. ... A Rugby match in the Stade de France Rugby union is a team sport that was (according to legend) developed from the rules used to play football at Rugby School in England. ... History The Five Nations Championship, with its predecessor, the Home Championship, was the premier international rugby union tournament in the Northern hemisphere. ... See also: 1929 in sports, 1931 in sports and the list of years in sports. Cricket 10 January-13 January, Christchurch - New Zealand plays its first Test match, against England. ... The Football World Cup (official name: FIFA World Cup) is the most important competition in international football (soccer). ...

1920s

See also: 1928 in sports, 1930 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball January 22: The New York Yankees announce they will put numbers on the backs of their uniforms, becoming the first baseball team to engage in continuous use of numbers. ... Walter Reginald Hammond (June 19, 1903 - July 1, 1965), often known as Wally Hammond, was an English cricketer, who played for Gloucestershire and England, primarily as a batsman, in a career that straddled (and was disrupted by) the Second World War. ... The English cricket team is a national cricket team representing England and Wales. ... The Australian cricket team is today regarded as the dominant team in world cricket. ... The Ashes is a regular international cricket contest between England and Australia, played every two years, so named after the trophy, which is a small wooden urn, said to contain the burnt bails from an 1882 game between the countries at The Oval. ... See also: 1927 in sports, other events of 1928, 1929 in sports and the list of years in sports. Cricket 23 June-26 June, London - West Indies play their first Test match, against England. ... The Games of the IX Olympiad were held in 1928 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... See also: 1926 in sports, 1928 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football ([cvvvvvvv[American Football|American]]) New York Giants win National Football League title You are a Gay bo! Golf First Ryder Cup held in United States beats Britain 9 1/2 to 2 1/2... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... This article is about the sport of golf. ... See also: 1925 in sports, 1927 in sports and the list of years in sports. Cricket May 31 - India, New Zealand and West Indies are elected as Full Members of the Imperial Cricket Conference thus increasing the number of test playing nations to six. ... This article is about the boxer named Jack Dempsey. ... James Joseph Gene Tunney (May 25, 1897 - November 7, 1978) was the heavyweight boxing champion from 1926-28 who defeated Jack Dempsey in 1926 and 1927 in what became known as The Long Count Fight and retired undefeated after winning against Tom Heeney in 1928. ... Ederle in 1926 Gertrude Caroline Ederle (October 23, 1906 – November 30, 2003) was a U.S. competitive swimmer. ... The English Channel ( French:La Manche) is the part of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France, and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. ... See also: 1924 in sports, 1926 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (American) Chicago Cardinals win National Football League title Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League Footscray, Hawthorn and North Melbourne join the league Geelong wins the 29th VFL Premiership (Geelong 10. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held from the middle of May to the beginning of June in Paris, France, and is the second of the worlds Grand Slam tournaments. ... Tennis is a racquet sport played between either two players (singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). It is officially called lawn tennis to distinguish it from real tennis (also known as royal tennis or court tennis), an older form of the game that is played indoors on a... See also: 1923 in sports, 1925 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (American) Cleveland Bulldogs win National Football League title Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League Essendon wins the 28th VFL Premiership (under the finals system used, no grand final was played) Brownlow Medal awarded for... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... See also: 1922 in sports, 1924 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto racing First 24 hours of Le Mans won by André Lagache and René Leonard Football (American) Canton Bulldogs win National Football League title Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - Essendon wins the 27th VFL... 24 hours of Le Mans (24 heures du Mans) is a famous sports car endurance race held at Circuit de la Sarthe near Le Mans, France, near river La Sarthe. ... Tyrus Raymond Cobb (December 18, 1886 in Royston, Georgia - July 17, 1961 in Atlanta, Georgia), usually known as Ty Cobb and nicknamed The Georgia Peach, was an American baseball player considered to be the greatest player of the Deadball Era (1900-1920), and perhaps of all time. ... John Peter Honus Wagner (February 24, 1874 - December 6, 1955) is considered by many to have been the greatest shortstop ever to play major league baseball. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... See also: 1921 in sports, 1923 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - Fitzroy wins the 26th VFL Premiership (Fitzroy 11. ... Freestyle is one of the official swimming competitions according to the rules of FINA. However, it is technically not a style, as there are very few regulations about the way freestyle has to be swum. ... See also: 1920 in sports, 1922 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (American) Chicago Staleys later the Chicago Bears win the 1921 American Professional Football Association title. ... Bluenose was a legendary Canadian schooner from Nova Scotia, a celebrated racing ship and a symbol of the province. ... See also: 1919 in sports, 1921 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball January 3 - Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sells Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000 and a $350,000 loan, beginning The curse of the Bambino. This was the prelude... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Ruth batting for the Yankees George Herman Ruth, (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), better known as Babe Ruth and also commonly known by the nicknames The Bambino and The Sultan of Swat, was an American baseball player and United States national icon. ... New York Yankees American League AAA Columbus Clippers AA Trenton Thunder A Charleston RiverDogs Tampa Yankees Staten Island Yankees R Gulf Coast Yankees The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... Races at Lonchamp - Édouard Manet, 1867 The Prix de LArc de Triomphe is a flat thoroughbred horse race of a 2400 metres (about 1 mile 4 furlongs) raced on turf for 3 year olds and up, Colts, horses, Fillies and mares (exclude geldings). ...

1910s

See also: 1918 in sports, 1920 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball The Black Sox scandal -- Seven members of the Chicago White Sox take bribes to throw the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds The Florida State League is founded with teams in Bartow, Bradenton, Lakeland... ... See also: 1917 in sports, 1919 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - South Melbourne wins the 22nd VFL Premiership (South Melbourne 9. ... See also: 1916 in sports, 1918 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - Collingwood wins the 21st VFL Premiership (Collingwood 9. ... See also: 1915 in sports, other events of 1916, 1917 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football ( Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - Fitzroy wins the 20th VFL Premiership (12. ... The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four tournaments comprising the mens Grand Slam of golf, and it is the golf seasons final major. ... See also: 1914 in sports, 1916 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - Carlton wins the 19th VFL Premiership (Carlton 11. ... See also: 1913 in sports, 1915 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball April 22 - Baltimore Orioles Babe Ruth, age 19, pitches his first professional game Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League Carlton wins the 18th VFL Premiership (Carlton 6. ... Ruth batting for the Yankees George Herman Ruth, (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), better known as Babe Ruth and also commonly known by the nicknames The Bambino and The Sultan of Swat, was an American baseball player and United States national icon. ... John Peter Honus Wagner (February 24, 1874 - December 6, 1955) is considered by many to have been the greatest shortstop ever to play major league baseball. ... Adrian Constantine Cap Anson (April 17, 1852, Marshalltown, Iowa - April 14, 1922, Chicago, Illinois) was a professional baseball player in the National Association and Major League Baseball for the Rockford Forest Citys, Philadelphia Athletics (19th century), and Chicago White Stockings. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... See also: 1912 in sports, 1914 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball The Brooklyn Dodgers take up residence in newly completed Ebbets Field The Philadelphia Athletics under Connie Mack defeat the John McGraws New York Giants to win the World Series Football (Australian Rules) Victorian... Emily Wilding Davison (October 11, 1872 - June 8, 1913) is remembered as the woman who lost her own life on behalf of the British suffragette movement by throwing herself under the hooves of Anmer, King George Vs horse on June 4, 1913 at the Epsom Derby. ... King George V King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Emperor of India His Majesty King George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert) (3 June 1865–20 January 1936) was the last British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, changing the name to the House... The Derby Stakes, known colloquially as The Derby and internationally as the Epsom Derby, is considered one the most prestigious flat thoroughbred horse races in the world. ... See also: 1911 in sports, 1913 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball April 20: The Boston Red Sox open in the new Fenway Park with a 7-6, 11-inning win over the New York Highlanders before 27,000. ... For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... See also: 1910 in sports, 1912 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing January 21 - The first Monte Carlo motor rally May 30 - At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first Indianapolis 500 ends with Ray Harroun becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race. ... The Indianapolis 500 is an American race for open-wheel automobiles held annually over the Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. ... See also: 1909 in sports, 1911 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - Collingwood wins the 14th VFL Premiership (Collingwood 9. ... A Rugby match in the Stade de France Rugby union is a team sport that was (according to legend) developed from the rules used to play football at Rugby School in England. ... Rugby union was introduced into France by the British in the early 1870s. ... History The Five Nations Championship, with its predecessor, the Home Championship, was the premier international rugby union tournament in the Northern hemisphere. ...

1900s

See also: 1908 in sports, 1910 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball The Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the Detroit Tigers, four games to three, in the World Series. ... ICC logo The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the governing body for international Test match and One-day International cricket. ... Cricket (disambiguation). ... See also: 1907 in sports, 1909 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, four games to one, in the World Series. ... For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... See also: 1906 in sports, 1908 in sports and the list of years in sports. ... Sir Norman Brookes ( November 14, 1877 - September 28, 1968) was an Australian tennis champion and president of the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia. ... Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... See also: 1905 in sports, 1907 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball The Chicago White Sox defeat the Chicago Cubs, four games to two, in the World Series Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League Carlton wins the 10th VFL Premiership (Carlton 15. ... Georges Boillot winning the 1912 French Grand Prix in Dieppe, France Grand Prix motor racing has its roots in organized automobile racing that began in France as far back as 1894. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... See also: 1904 in sports, 1906 in sports and the Sports timeline. ... The All Blacks are the national rugby union representative team of New Zealand. ... A Rugby match in the Stade de France Rugby union is a team sport that was (according to legend) developed from the rules used to play football at Rugby School in England. ... See also: 1903 in sports, 1905 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball May 5: Boston Americans ace Cy Young pitched the second of his three no-hitters, a 3-0 perfect game against the Philadelphia Athletics and pitcher Rube Waddell (the final batter he faced). ... Land Speed Records 1898-2002 The information below is for self-propelled wheeled vehicles travelling over open ground. ... See also: 1902 in sports, 1904 in sports and the list of years in sports. Cycling First Tour de France won by Maurice Garin Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League Collingwood wins the 7th VFL Premiership (Collingwood 4. ... This article is about the cycle race. ... In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ... See also: 1901 in sports, 1903 in sports and the list of years in sports. American Football January 1 - The first Rose Bowl game is played in Pasadena, California December 28 - The first indoor professional American football game is played in New York City at Madison Square Garden. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football game usually played on January 1 at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is a public coeducational university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ... (The wind of freedom blows. ... See also: 1900 in sports, 1902 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball The American and National Leagues agree to peacefully coexist and organise a World Series between their champions, which would be first held in 1903. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... See also: 1899 in sports, 1901 in sports and the list of years in sports. General sporting events 1900 Summer Olympics takes place in Paris, France The Olympic status of the games was very underplayed - many competitors did not realise that they had participated in the modern Olympics. ... For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ...

1890s

See also: 1898 in sports, 1900 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Cambridge Cricket County Cricket Championship - Surrey The Ashes - Australia beat England 1–0 Cycling Bordeaux - Paris road race won by Constant Huret Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League... See also: 1897 in sports, 1899 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket County Cricket Championship - Yorkshire Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League Fitzroy wins the 2nd VFL Premiership (Fitzroy 5. ... See also: 1896 in sports, 1898 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto racing January 31 - The first known organized France from Nice to La Turbie. ... See also Australian Football League. ... See also: 1895 in sports, 1897 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket The Ashes - England win 3 test series 2-1 County Cricket Championship - Yorkshire General sporting events 1896 Summer Olympics, the first modern Olympic Games, takes place... For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... See also: 1894 in sports, 1896 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto racing First real autorace, from Paris to Bordeaux. ... The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... This article is about the sport of golf. ... Volleyball is a popular sport where teams separated by a high net hit a ball back and forth between the teams. ... See also: 1893 in sports, 1895 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto racing First contest organised in Paris. ... Auto racing (also known as automobile racing or autosport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ... See also: 1892 in sports, 1894 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket County Cricket Championship - Yorkshire Ice hockey Stanley Cup first awarded - to Montreal AAA Births Deaths October 10 - Lip Pike, baseball player Categories: 1893 ... The Stanley Cup is inscribed with the names of all the players on the teams that have won it. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... See also: 1891 in sports, 1893 in sports and the list of years in sports. Athletics C. B. Fry equals the world record for the long jump of 23 ft. ... Basketball Basketball is a ball sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop. ... See also: 1890 in sports, 1892 in sports and the list of years in sports. Basketball James Naismith invents basketball Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket County Cricket Championship - Surrey Tennis First French Open held Births Casey Stengel, U.S. baseball manager Deaths Categories: 1891 ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held from the middle of May to the beginning of June in Paris, France, and is the second of the worlds Grand Slam tournaments. ... Tennis is a racquet sport played between either two players (singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). It is officially called lawn tennis to distinguish it from real tennis (also known as royal tennis or court tennis), an older form of the game that is played indoors on a... See also: 1889 in sports, 1891 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket County Cricket Championship - Surrey Figure skating Canadian figure skater Louis Rubinstein of Montreal, Quebec won the first World Figure Skating Championships for men held at St. ...

1880s

See also: 1888 in sports, 1890 in sports and the list of years in sports. Cricket 12 March-13 March, Port Elizabeth - South Africa plays its first Test match, against England. ... This article is about the institution of higher learning in the United States. ... See also: 1887 in sports, 1889 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Cambridge Football (soccer) The Football League founded - Preston North End champions FA Cup - West Bromwich Albion beat Preston North End 2-0 Births Deaths Categories: 1888 ... The Football League is an organisation representing 72 professional football clubs in England and Wales, and runs the oldest professional football league competition in the world. ... See also: 1886 in sports, 1888 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Cambridge Football (Soccer) FA Cup - Aston Villa beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Births Deaths Categories: 1887 ... See also: 1885 in sports, 1887 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Cambridge Football (Soccer) FA Cup - Blackburn Rovers beat West Bromwich Albion 0-0 (aet); 2-0. ... See also Woolwich, Ontario, Canada and Woolwich, Maine, United States of America Woolwich (pronounced Woolitch) is a town in south-east London, England in the London Borough of Greenwich, on the south side of the River Thames, though the tiny exclave of North Woolwich (which is now part of the... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) is a north London football club founded in 1886. ... See also: 1884 in sports, 1886 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Football (Soccer) FA Cup - Blackburn Rovers beat Queens Park (Glasgow) 2-0 Births Deaths Categories: 1885 ... See also: 1883 in sports, 1885 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball First World Series contested - Providence NL defeats New York AA, 3 games to none. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium in Saint Louis, Missouri. ... In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... The American Association has been the name of at least two leagues of professional United States of America. ... See also: 1882 in sports, 1884 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket England tour Australia for a 3-Test series. ... A luge is small one- or two-person sled on which one sleighs supine and feet-first. ... A Rugby match in the Stade de France Rugby union is a team sport that was (according to legend) developed from the rules used to play football at Rugby School in England. ... History The Five Nations Championship, with its predecessor, the Home Championship, was the premier international rugby union tournament in the Northern hemisphere. ... See also: 1881 in sports, 1883 in sports and the list of years in sports. Grand National Seaman, ridden by Lord John Manners beats 11 rivals Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket England tour Australia for a 4-Test series. ... The Australian cricket team is today regarded as the dominant team in world cricket. ... The English cricket team is a national cricket team representing England and Wales. ... Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket. ... The Ashes is a regular international cricket contest between England and Australia, played every two years, so named after the trophy, which is a small wooden urn, said to contain the burnt bails from an 1882 game between the countries at The Oval. ... See also: 1880 in sports, 1882 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Football (Soccer) FA Cup - Old Carthusians beat Old Etonians 3-0. ... See also: 1879 in sports, 1881 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket 6 September-8 September, London - Only Test, England v Australia. ...

1870s

See also: 1878 in sports, 1880 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Cambridge Cricket 2 January-4 January, Sydney - Only Test between Australia and England. ... See also: 1877 in sports, 1879 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Football (Soccer) FA Cup - Wanderers FC beat Royal Engineers 3-1, their fifth and final title. ... See also: 1876 in sports, 1878 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Dead Heat Cricket Australia defeats England in the first ever Test match by 45 runs Football (Soccer) FA Cup Wanderers FC beat Oxford University 2-1 (aet) Tennis... Cricket (disambiguation). ... Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket. ... Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... See also: 1875 in sports, 1877 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball February 2 - The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs is formed in New York at the Grand Central Hotel in New York City. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... See also: 1874 in sports, 1876 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Football (Soccer) FA Cup - Royal Engineers beat Old Etonions 2-0 (replay) Horse racing Aristides wins first Kentucky Derby Vinaigratte wins first Kentucky Oaks Births Deaths Categories... The Kentucky Derby is a stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged yearly in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. ... The Kentucky Oaks is a Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old fillies, staged annually in Louisville, Kentucky. ... See also: 1873 in sports, 1875 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Cambridge Football (Soccer) FA Cup - Oxford University beat Royal Engineers, 2-0 March - Aston Villa football club was formed Births Deaths Categories: 1874 ... See also: 1872 in sports, 1874 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Cambridge Football (Soccer) FA Cup - Wanderers FC beat Oxford University 2-0 Horse racing First Preakness Stakes won by Survivor Births Deaths Categories: 1873 ... The Preakness Stakes is a classic 1 3/16 mile (1. ... See also: 1871 in sports, 1873 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Cambridge Football (soccer) England - Inaugural FA Cup: Wanderers F.C. beat Royal Engineers 1–0 Births April 25 - C. B. Fry, England cricketer and rugby international, long jump... The striker (wearing red jersey) has run past the defender (in white jersey) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to stop the ball. ... The FA Cups trophy is also known as the FA Cup. ... See also: 1870 in sports, 1872 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Cambridge Events Rugby Football Union formed in England At a meeting in London, the Football Association decide to hold a challenge cup competition the next year. ... The National Association of Professional Baseball Players, or simply the National Association, was founded in 1871 and lasted through the 1875 season, after which its stronger teams created the National League. ... See also: 1869 in sports, 1871 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Cambridge Births January 16 – Willie Simms, Hall of Fame jockey (d. ...

1860s

See also: 1868 in sports, 1870 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Births Deaths Categories: 1869 ... Cincinnati Reds National League AAA Louisville Bats AA Chattanooga Lookouts A Sarasota Reds Dayton Dragons R Billings Mustangs GCL Reds The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... See also: 1867 in sports, 1869 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Births Deaths Categories: 1868 ... See also: 1866 in sports, 1868 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Four oarsmen from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada win the World Championship in Paris, France becoming Canadas first World Champions and earning the nick-name the... The Marquess of Queensberry rules are a code of popularly accepted rules in the sport of boxing. ... The Belmont Stakes is a prestigious horse race held yearly on the first Saturday of June, at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. ... See also: 1865 in sports, 1867 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Births Deaths Categories: 1866 ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... See also: 1864 in sports, 1866 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Births Deaths Categories: 1865 ... See also: 1863 in sports, 1865 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket Overarm bowling becomes legal. ... A professional cricket match In the sport of cricket, bowling is the action of propelling the ball towards the batsman. ... Cricket (disambiguation). ... See also: 1862 in sports, 1864 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Horse racing Prix de lArc de Triomphe first run as the Grand Prix de Paris Births Deaths Categories: 1863 ... The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England (and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man). ... The striker (wearing red jersey) has run past the defender (in white jersey) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to stop the ball. ... See also: 1861 in sports, 1863 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Events First ski jumping competition held in Trysil Births Death Jim Creighton (1841-1862), US baseball player from New York City Categories: 1862 ... Ski jumping is a winter sport in which skiers go down a hill with a take-off ramp (the jump), attempting to go as far as possible. ... See also: 1860 in sports, 1862 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Horse racing First Melbourne Cup won by Archer Births Deaths Categories: 1861 ... The Melbourne Cup is an annual thoroughbred horse race for three-years-old and over, and is run over a distance of 3,200 metres, held on the first Tuesday in November since 1861 in Melbourne, Australia. ... See also: 1859 in sports, 1861 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Cambridge Golf First British Open won by Willie Park Births Deaths Categories: 1860 ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ...

1850s

See also: 1858 in sports, 1860 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Births Deaths Categories: 1859 ... See also: 1857 in sports, 1859 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Cambridge Events First rules for Australian Rules Football codified, and first match contested by Melbourne Grammar and Scotch College. ... Australian Rules redirects here. ... See also: 1856 in sports, 1858 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Football (soccer) Believed to be the founding date of Sheffield F.C., the worlds oldest football club Births boys are hott Deaths Cricket: The founding of... See also: 1855 in sports, 1857 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Cambridge Births Deaths Categories: 1856 ... See also: 1854 in sports, 1856 in sports and the list of years in sports. Ice hockey Possible date when pucks were introduced to the game in Canada to replace balls Births Deaths Categories: 1855 ... See also: 1853 in sports, 1855 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Births Deaths Categories: 1854 ... See also: 1852 in sports, 1854 in sports and the list of years in sports. Horse-racing Grand National: Won by Peter Simple Categories: Stub | 1853 ... See also: 1851 in sports, 1853 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Births Deaths Categories: 1852 ... See also: 1850 in sports, other events of 1851, 1852 in sports and the list of years in sports. Events The yacht America beats the Royal Yachting Squadron in a race around the Isle of Wight, leading to the creation of the Americas Cup. ... The Americas Cup is the most famous trophy in the sport of yachting, and the oldest active trophy in sports. ...

Pre 1850s


 
 

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