Feb 10th 2002
The Winter Olympics open in Turin, Italy. The Opening Ceremonies took several days to complete as each competitor was asked "How YOU doin'?"
Feb 9th 2002
The Winter Olympics open in Salt Lake City, Utah. Celebrations in the city went on 'til all hours of the early evening; then prayer.
Feb 8th 1986
5-foot-7 Spud Webb of the Atlanta Hawks wins the NBA slam dunk competition. Webb was aided by his 42-inch vertical leap and 6-foot arms.
Feb 7th 1988
Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens. Tyson wooed her by saying he wanted to ear her children.
Dec 31st 1969
Babe Ruth is born in Baltimore. Doctors were shocked to see that Ruth's umbilical cord was link sausage.
Feb 5th 1988
Andre the Giant beats Hulk Hogan in the first wrestling match in primetime in 30 years. Unfortunately, it would be one of the last scripted, non-reality shows on network television.
Feb 4th 1969
John Madden is named head coach of the Oakland Raiders. Madden's year would get even better six months later, on October 10th, when Brett Favre was born.
Feb 3rd 1990
New York Mets outfielder Darryl Strawberry checks himself into the Smithers Alcohol Rehab Center. As he walked into the facility, Strawberry was taunted by employees with chants of "DAR-ryl! DAR-ryl!"
Feb 2nd 1943
The Chicago Cubs switch back to their original uniform after experimenting with a vest. The team felt the formal look made their games feel too much like a funeral.
Feb 1st 1992
The Pittsburgh Pirates sign Barry Bonds to a $4.7 million contract, the highest single-season payout in baseball history. To this day the Pirates offer similarly massive $4.7 million deals, although many of them are spread over several years.