Feb 21st 1979
A girls high school basketball game in Iowa ends in a 4-2 score after four overtimes. The game failed to meet the requirements of Title IX, which required girls games to total at least nine goddam points or get the scorn they deserve.
Feb 20th 1985
After defending his WBC flyweight championship, Sot Chitalada's check for $104,000 is stolen by a ringside pickpocket. Security could not explain how the man escaped holding a huge novelty check.
Feb 19th 1984
Phil and Steve Mahre of the United States become the first brother combo to medal in the same event at the Olympics. In subsequent Olympics, conjoined twins were banned from competing in singles figure skating.
Feb 18th 1960
The 8th Winter Olympic Games open in Squaw Valley, Colorado. As many suspected, it was an ambush; the Squaw killed everyone.
Feb 17th 1953
Baseball star Ted Williams is shot down over Korea. Following the incident, Williams was placed in a squadron without any Yankees fans.
Feb 16th 1991
Tonya Harding wins the U.S. female figure skating championship. During her routine Harding hit two triple jumps, and also made armpit fart noises along with the music.
Feb 15th 1990
Baseball's owners lock out the players. The owners did, however, let the players go in and retrieve their steroids first.
Feb 14th 1988
Bobby Allison, age 50, becomes the oldest driver to win the Daytona 500. Other drivers were hesitant to pass Allison because he was steering erratically and kept his right turn signal on.
Feb 13th 1976
Dorothy Hamill uses her "Hamill camel" spin to win Olympic gold in figure skating in Innsbruck, Austria. Male judges gave her higher marks for her patented "Hamill cameltoe".
Feb 12th 1949
Canada beats Denmark 47-0 in hockey. The Danish goalie, Hamlet, allowed so many goals in hopes it would lead to the dismissal of the team's coach, his uncle Claudius.