This Week in Sports History 2/21

Feb. 21, 1948

The National Association for Stock Car Racing (NASCAR) is officially incorporated.

Feb. 22, 1980

In the event know as the “Miracle on Ice,” the U.S. national hockey team defeats the Soviet Union 4-3, and would eventually win gold after besting Finland.

Feb. 23, 1985

Basketball coach Bob Knight famously throws a chair onto the court during a game between Knight’s Indiana Hoosiers and the Purdue Boilermakers.

Feb. 24, 1987

Basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores the only three-pointer of his career.

Feb. 25, 1989

The Dallas Cowboys dismiss head coach Tom Landry after 29 years.

Feb. 26, 1887

Hall of Fame pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is born.

Feb. 27, 1992

At the age of 16, Tiger Woods becomes the youngest PGA golfer in 30 years.

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