1907 – In New York, umpire Bill Klem called a forfeit in favor of the Phillies when Giants fans disrupted play with snowballs.
1917 – Babe Ruth beats NY Yanks, pitching 3-hit 10-3 win for Red Sox
1921 – The first live sports event on radio took place this day on KDKA Radio. The event was a boxing match between Johnny Ray and Johnny Dundee.
1947 – Jackie Robinson became the first black player in major league baseball history. He played in an exhibition game for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1981 – Larry Holmes beats Trevor Holmes in 15 for Heavyweight boxing title
1992 – Indians set team record for long game loss to Red Sox (19 inn – 6½ hr)
1964 – Bret Saberhagen, American baseball player
1974 – Trot Nixon, American baseball player
1980 – Mark Teixeira, American baseball player