On this date: 1924 — The first Winter Olympics are held in Chamonix, France
1894 — Jim Corbett knocks out Charley Mitchell in the third round to retain the world heavyweight title.
1924 — The first Winter Olympics are held in Chamonix, France.
1939 — Joe Louis knocks out John Henry Lewis at 2:39 of the first round to retain the world heavyweight title.
1945 — Larry MacPhail, Dan Topping and Del Webb purchase the New York Yankees for $2.8 million.
1960 — Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors sets a record for rookies with 58 points in a 127-117 triumph over the Detroit Pistons. Chamberlain also grabs 42 rebounds.
1968 — Bob Seagren sets an indoor pole vault record in the Millrose Games at New York's Madison Square Garden. Seagren's world record leap is 17 feet, 4¼ inches.
1972 — Eddie Woods of Oral Roberts grabs 30 rebounds in a 109-95 victory over Lamar.
1981 — Jim Plunkett's two first-quarter touchdown passes, including a Super Bowl-record 80-yard strike to running back Kenny King, leads the Oakland Raiders to a 27-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
1987 — The New York Giants win the Super Bowl with a 39-20 rout of the Denver Broncos. The Giants, trailing 10-9 at halftime, score 30 points in the second half to set a Super Bowl record. Phil Simms completes a record 10 straight passes and 22 of 25 attempts overall.
1988 — Utah guard Rickey Green scores the NBA's 5,000,000th point as the Jazz beat Cleveland 119-96.
1991 — Brett Hull scores two goals to become the third player in NHL history to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49). Hull adds two assists to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 9-4 rout of the Detroit Red Wings.
1998 — John Elway and the Denver Broncos win a Super Bowl for themselves and the AFC, by beating the Green Bay Packers 31-24. Terrell Davis, selected the MVP, rushes for 157 yards scores on three 1-yard touchdown runs, including the winner with 1:45 left.
2001 — Andrew Magee makes what's believed to be the first hole-in-one on a par 4 on the PGA Tour. In the first round of the Phoenix Open, Magee's shot glances off Tom Byrum's putter eight feet away into the cup on the 333-yard 17th hole.
2003 — Serena Williams survives an error-filled match to beat older sister Venus 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4 to win the Australian Open for her fourth straight major championship.
2009 — Travis and Chavis Holmes shoot their way into the NCAA record books, becoming the highest scoring twin brothers in Division I history. The 6-foot-4 brothers from Virginia Military Institute combine for 47 points to move them 10 points past former VMI twins Ramon and Damon Williams as the top-scoring twin brothers with 3,262 points.