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2018

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games open at South Korea

Commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, is an international multi-sport event in South Korea. These Games featured 102 events in fifteen sports disciplines. 2,952 athletes from 92 National Olympic Committees competed, including the debut of Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria, and Singapore.

1992

Magic Johnson returns for All-Star Game

The event, which was the first one held after Johnson's appearance in the Olympics, raised over $1.3 million for UNCF. Magic Johnson joined Shaquille O'Neal and celebrity coach Spike Lee to lead the blue team to a 147–132 victory over the white team, which was coached by Arsenio Hall.

1966

The NHL doubles in size

The NHL added six new teams to double its size at the NHL expansion. The league then increased to 18 teams by 1974 and 21 teams in 1979. Between 1991 and 2000, the NHL further expanded to 30 teams. It added its 31st team in 2017 and has approved the addition of the 32nd team in 2021.

1940

Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Joe Louis was an American professional boxer. Louis fought Chilean Arturo Godoy twice in the same year. The first was held at the Madison Square Garden, which Louis won by a split-decision and the rematch by a knockout in the eighth round.

1895

Volleyball is invented by W. G. Morgan

William G. Morgan, a YMCA physical education director, created a new game called Mintonette, a name derived from the game of badminton, as a pastime to be played indoors and by any number of players. The game took some of its characteristics from other sports such as tennis and handball.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1987

Rose Leslie

born 1992

Avan Jogia

born 1987

Henry Cejudo

born 1946

Vince Papale