June 19, 2024

In 1936, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Honus Wagner were inducted into the first class of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Here are a few further sporting events from this date:

At the N.A.I.A. tournament on March 8, 1954, Rio Grande College’s 32-year-old Bevo Francis is carefully defended by three players from Arizona State College as he attempts a jump shot. (AP Image)

Five NBA records and milestones that could make headlines in 2024

1962: John Uelses vaults over 16 feet, becoming the first man to do so.After clearing sixteen feet, five inches at the Millrose Games in Madison Square Garden, New York, on February 2, 1962, John Uelses, a German-born Marine from Quantico, Virginia, embraces the pole vault height sign. Uelses was the first pole vaulter in history to clear 16 feet. (AP Photo)

1994: Lenny Wilkens gets his 900th NBA victory

The Atlanta Hawks, led by coach Lenny Wilkens, rally their team from the sidelines as they upset the Miami Heat 103-89 in Miami on May 5, 1994, during the fourth game of the NBA Playoffs’ first round. (Photo by Hans Deryk/AP)

2009 — Kobe Bryant leads the Los Angeles Lakers to a 126-117 victory over New York, shattering the previous record at Madison Square Garden with 61 points. Bryant surpasses both the previous visiting mark of 55 points held by Michael Jordan and the overall record of 60 points held by Bernard King after hitting all 20 of his free throws.

On Monday, February 2, 2009, at Madison Square Garden in New York, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (age 24) reacts to a slam dunk shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game. Bryant scored 61 points during the Lakers’ 126-117 victory. (Photo by Kathy Willens/AP)

2014: Seattle Seahawks win their first Super Bowl title, crushing favored Denver Broncos

2014: The Seattle Seahawks defeat the Denver Broncos, who were favoured, 43-8 to earn their first Super Bowl championship. Before Denver scored on the final play of the third quarter, the Seahawks led 36-0.

In this file photo from February 2, 2014, at East Rutherford, New Jersey, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl  football game, Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos is hit by Cliff Avril (56), of the Seattle Seahawks Charlie

 

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