Today in Sporting History

Posted: November 20, 2007 in Today in history

Welcome to today highlights in sporting history. This was the day in 1947 when Britain Queen Elizabeth, then a princess, married Duke Philip Mountbatten. Today they celebrate 60 years of marriage. In sharp contrast to the marriages of her three children who have divorced. Prince Andrew was quoted saying the Queen was dissapointed with his divorce from Sarah since the queen believed in the “old fashioned idea” that marriage is a partnership for life. I wish them many more years of happiness. Long Live the Queen!

In 1918 The Birth of Dora Ratjen of Germany, man posing as woman high jumper (Olympics -4th-1936)

In 1942, NHL abolishes regular season OT until WW II is over

In 1966,  Dallas sacks Pittsburgh QBs an NFL record 12 times

In 1969, Soccer great Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal, he dedicated it to the poor children of Brazil.

The goal, called popularly O Milésimo (The Thousandth), occurred in a match against Vasco da Gama, when Pelé scored from a penalty kick, at the famous Maracanã Stadium.

In 1985, Yankee Don Mattingly named AL MVP


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