Sports History

  • This Day In Sports History (June 27th) — France Win 1984 Euro

    This Day In Sports History (June 27th) — France Win 1984 Euro

    It was on this day in 1984 that France won the UEFA European Football Championships.  It was the country’s first major international soccer tournament victory. As the hosts of the tournament, France automatically qualified for the eight-team tournament.  They would cruise through the Group Stage of the tournament, beating Denmark 1-0 in their opener, and […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 26th) — Denmark Win The Euro

    This Day In Sports History (June 26th) — Denmark Win The Euro

    It was on this day in 1992 that Denmark won the UEFA European Football Championships.  They would beat Germany in the finals by a score of 2-0, en route to the country’s first victory at a major tournament (World Cup or UEFA Euro Cup). Germany entered the tournament as favorites, as they were only two […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 25th) — San Antonio Spurs

    This Day In Sports History (June 25th) — San Antonio Spurs

    It was on this day in 1999 that the San Antonio Spurs beat the New York Knicks in Game 5 to win the NBA championship.  The Spurs won the game 78-77 to capture the franchise’s first championship, and their first of four titles over an incredible nine-year span. The Spurs finished the regular season tied […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 24th) — Steve Howe

    This Day In Sports History (June 24th) — Steve Howe

    It was on this day in 1992 that MLB commissioner Fay Vincent permanently suspended New York Yankees relief pitcher Steve Howe for repeated drug offenses. Yankees management, including Buck Showalter, Gene Michael and Jack Lawn, agreed to testify on Howe’s behalf, which angered Vincent, who threatened to expel them as well. Steve Howe became only […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 21st) — 1997 NHL Draft

    This Day In Sports History (June 21st) — 1997 NHL Draft

    It was on this day in 1997 that the NHL entry draft was held at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Boston Bruins had the #1 overall pick, as they finished the prior season with a league-worst 61 points. With the first overall pick, the Bruins selected center Joe Thornton, who played his junior […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 20th) — Czechoslovakia Soccer

    This Day In Sports History (June 20th) — Czechoslovakia Soccer

    It was on this day in 1976 that Czechoslovakia won the UEFA European Football Championship.  They would beat West Germany in the finals for their first ever European Championship title. The final tournament began on June 16 and consisted of only four teams: Czechoslovakia, West Germany, Netherlands and Yugoslavia (host).  Czechoslovakia beat the Netherlands 3-1 […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 19th) — Tiger Woods

    This Day In Sports History (June 19th) — Tiger Woods

    It was on this day in 2000 that Tiger Woods won the 100th US Open Championship at Pebble Beach.  It was the third Major Championship victory of his career. The 2000 PGA Tour season may have been the best of Tiger Woods’ career.  He kicked it off by winning his first ever US Open title […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 18th) — Billy Martin

    This Day In Sports History (June 18th) — Billy Martin

    It was on this day in 1979 that George Steinbrenner re-hired Billy Martin to manage the New York Yankees.  This was Martin’s second of an incredible five stints as manager of the Yankees. Martin first began managing New York in 1975, when he took over for the fired Bill Virdon, and led the Yankees to […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 17th) — Boston Celtics

    This Day In Sports History (June 17th) — Boston Celtics

    It was on this day in 2008 that the Boston Celtics won their 17th NBA championship.  The Celtics beat the Lakers 131-92 in Game 6 in the most lopsided championship clinching game in NBA history. The 2007-08 Boston Celtics enjoyed the biggest turnaround in NBA history as the previous year they won only 24 games, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 14th) — New York Rangers

    This Day In Sports History (June 14th) — New York Rangers

    It was on this day in 1994 that the New York Rangers beat the Vancouver Canucks in game 7 to win the franchise’s fourth Stanley Cup.  This was the Rangers’ first championship since 1940, a span of 54 years. The 1993-94 season was a banner season for the New York Rangers.  In addition to winning […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 13th) — Chicago Bulls

    This Day In Sports History (June 13th) — Chicago Bulls

    It was on this day in 1997 that the Chicago Bulls defeated the Utah Jazz in Game 6 of the finals to win the NBA Championship.  It was the Bulls’ fifth championship in franchise history, and their second in the last two seasons. After winning the first two games at home in Chicago and losing […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 12th) — Los Angeles Lakers

    This Day In Sports History (June 12th) — Los Angeles Lakers

    It was on this day in 2002 that the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA Championship.  They would do so by defeating the New Jersey Nets 113-107 in Game Four of the NBA Finals. The Lakers entered the 2001-02 NBA season having won the last two NBA Championships.  And with the likes of Kobe Bryant, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 11th) – Seattle Slew

    This Day In Sports History (June 11th) – Seattle Slew

    It was on this day in 1977 that Seattle Slew won the 109th running of the Belmont Stakes.  With his win at Belmont, Seattle Slew became only the tenth horse in history to win the Triple Crown and with his 9 for 9 record, he became the first Triple Crown winner to finish the series […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 10th) — Lewis Hamilton

    This Day In Sports History (June 10th) — Lewis Hamilton

    It was on this day in 2007 that Lewis Hamilton won his first Formula One race.  Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal to become the first black man to win a Formula One race.  Hamilton was also the fifth youngest man to win on the Formula One circuit. Lewis Hamilton earned his first […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 7th) – Detroit Red Wings

    This Day In Sports History (June 7th) – Detroit Red Wings

    It was on this day in 1997 that the Detroit Red Wings beat the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 4 to win the Stanley Cup.  The Red Wings won the game, 2-1, to sweep the Flyers and win their first Stanley Cup in 42 years. The 1996-97 Detroit Red Wings team was loaded with talent and […]