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What happened in sport on this day..

February 28


 

 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1873
The Hawthorn Football Club was formed.
1910
Driving a Vinot, motorist Syd Day drove from Sydney to Melbourne in a record 20 hours and 10 minutes.
1928
Garth Cary, sports journalist, (2GB), born Sydney
1954
Swimmer Jon Henricks set a new world record of 56.2 seconds for 100 yards freestyle.
1968
Heather McKay won the British Women's squash championship - her 7th successive title.
1976
Runner Charlene Rendina set a new Australian women's 800 metre record of 1 minute 59 seconds in Melbourne.
2001
Jockey Damien Oliver rode 5 winners on the card at the Kilmore racecourse
2002
The International Amateur Athletics Association in New York named Ian Thorpe as the world's most outstanding athlete in 2001.