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What happened in sport on this day..

February 8



Australian sporting history on this day
The Tasmanian Turf Club held its first meeting at Mowbray Racecourse with the running of the Launceston Cup won by Misty Morn.
Reginald "Snowy" Baker, Australian athlete, was born. Played 26 sports, 2 international rugby caps for Australia, silver medal 1908 Olympics for boxing) and actor - taught many Hollywood stars how to ride, fence and swim (Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley Temple, Greta Garbo, and Rudolph Valentino).
Joe Costa of NSW defeated Tasmanian Will Turner over 20 rounds to win the Tasmanian Heavyweight Boxing Title.
By being selected for the Munich Olympics, kayaker Dennis Green became the first Australian to compete in five Olympic Games.
Barry Hall, Australian rules footballer, was born.
Jockey Hugh Bowman rode 5 winners on the card at the Gosford racecourse
Former Australian rugby league international, Des McGovern, died aged 84 in his home town of Toowoomba. Played international rugby league in the 1950s.