Today In Sporting History

Posted: November 19, 2007 in Today in history

Welcome to today highlights in sport, today is the 323rd day of 2007. There are 42 days left in the year. This was the day in1493 when Christopher Columbus discovered Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage. And in 1980 CBS TV bans Calvin Klein’s jeans ad featuring Brooke Shields. The beef was about a sexy performance  of then-15-year-old (!) Brooke Shields who  purred those infamous lines: “You know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing.”

In 1906, London selected to host 1908 Olympics.  These games were originally scheduled to be held in Rome. But when Mount Vesuvius erupted on April 7, 1906, devastating the nearby city of Naples. Funds that were to have gone to the Olympics were diverted to the reconstruction of Naples, so a new venue was required. London was selected.  In 2012, London will be the first city to host the games three times.

In 1951, Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday 

In 1953, US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business

In1984, New York Met Dwight Gooden, 20, is youngest to be named NL Rookie of Year

In1989, US beats Trinidad, 1-0 qualifing for 1990 world soccer cup finals it was US’ 1st qualification since 1950

 

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