Monthly Archives: June 2013

When soccer fans go wild

On May 24, 1964 a riot broke out at a soccer game in Lima, Peru at Estadio Nacional Stadium leaving over 300 dead and 500 wounded. The soccer game was used as a qualification for the ’64 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Peru scored a goal against the Argentina to tie the game at one a piece […]

A day at the Races

On May 23, 1873, the first ever Preakness stakes race was held thanks to Oden Bowie, who was Governor of Maryland until 1872. The opening race was held with a dinner party in 1870. Ever since then the three-year-old palomino’s are featured at the annual event at the track named for the winner of the opening night […]

Lady of the PGA

On May 22, 2003, Annika Sörenstam became the first woman to compete in the Professional Golf Association’s tournament since Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias competed in 1945 . She had been told that she did not belong in the tournament by some of the male competitors like Vijay Singh who threatened to forfeit the tournament if he ended up […]

Swedish Hockey

On May 21, 2006, the Swedish men’s hockey team won the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship in Riga, Latvia. This win was significant because it was the first time in history that a hockey team won both the world title and the Olympic gold medal. The games were held in Turin, Italy. The Czech Republic was […]

#13 for the win

On May 20, 1946, Chicago Cubs right handed pitcher Claude Passeau  ended a record setting 273 chance streak of errorless chances that started Sept. 21, 1941. Passeau started his carrier with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1935. His record consisted of zero wins and one loss, and to cap that off his ERA was 12. He went […]

NFL brings up college kids

On May 19, 1935 the National Football League announced that there would be a draft in 1936 held exclusively for football players on the college level. The event would be held in February at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia. The first player chosen was Jay Berwanger from University of Chicago. He had also been recognized as the […]

Here come the All-Stars

On May 18, 1933, an announcement was made by Major League Baseball saying that the first ever All-Star Game would be held at the Chicago Worlds Fare. It was set to take place at Comiskey Park on July 6, and would display the American League going against the National League. Baseball had grown in popularity and […]