The Cardinals sign NFL Washington Redskins' quarterback Sammy Baugh as an infielder. The former All-American will never play a game in the major leagues.
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At the first Daytona 500, Lee Petty comes in first place at a speed of 135.521 MPH.
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U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
The U.S. beats the U.S.S.R. 4-3 in Olympic hockey en route to a gold medal.
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San Antonio's George Gervin scores his 25,000th career point (ABA/NBA combined) in a 118-111 win over Phoenix.
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Philadelphia's Wilt Chamberlain attempts an NBA record 34 free throws in a 139-121 Warrior victory over St. Louis.
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Born on this Day
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