Dec 31st 1969
Boxers Danny Needham and Patsy Kerrigan fight to a 100-round drawn in San Francisco. The undercard bout pushed the main event's start time back to 6:55 a.m.
Feb 26th 1991
Former owner Bill Veeck is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. In honor of Veeck and in hopes of creating a buzz around his induction, his introduction speech was given in Vulcan by a handicapped midget dressed as a clown.
Feb 25th 1964
Cassius Clay, a 7-to-1 underdog, stops champion Sonny Liston in the seventh round to win the world heavyweight title. Clay would later lose his title to Muhammad Ali.
Feb 24th 1980
The U.S. hockey team follows up its win over the Soviet Union by beating Finland, 4-2, in the gold medal game. The win was a watershed moment in the Very, Very, Very, Very Cold War between the U.S. and Finland.
Feb 23rd 1951
Dallas Cowboys lineman Ed "Too Tall" Jones is born in Jackson, Tennessee. "Too Tall" even at birth, Jones' legs hung out of his mother for the entire third trimester.
Feb 22nd 1996
Actress Halle Berry files for divorce from Atlanta Braves outfielder David Justice. Berry said she could no longer deny her sexual attraction to Otis Nixon.
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.