Today is Friday, February 23, 2018
- Walter Winfield patented a game called "sphairistike." More widely known as lawn tennis.
- Ottawa refused to travel to Toronto to play in the first Stanley Cup game. The Cup was awarded to the Montreal AAA.
- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the NFL operations did fall within coverage of antitrust laws.
- Jim Ryun set a record in the half-mile run when ran it in 1:48.3.
- Wilt Chamberlain, of the Philadelphia 76ers, became the first player to score 25,000 career points in the NBA.
- Herschel Walker signed a $5 million 3-year contract with the USFL's New Jersey Generals.
- Nate McMillan (Seattle Supersonics) set an NBA record when he had 25 assists against the Los Angeles Clippers.
- North Carolina became the first NCAA team to win 1,500 games.
- Patrick Ewing (New York) entered the top twenty list of all-time scorers in NBA history.
- Garth Brooks attended spring training camp with the San Diego Padres as a non-roster player. The Padres Foundation agreed to contribute to the Touch 'Em All Foundation in lieu of a salary to Brooks.
- Robby Knieval made a successful motorcycle jump of 200 feet over an oncoming train.
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- Lou Gehrig
July 4, 1939
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