Today marks exactly twenty(!) years since fifteen-year-old Tara Lipinski skated this program and became Olympic Champion.
The infamous game. Georgia Tech on the left. Source.
On the 7th of October, 1916, a college football game was played between Cumberland and Georgia Tech in Atlanta, USA.
Cumberland, from Tennessee, failed to score at all, leading the most lopsided score in the history of the sport: 0 – 222. The college had already discontinued its football program, but were not allowed to back out of the game.
The 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona were held from late July to early August. Following the breakup of the Soviet Union the year before, athletes from the former USSR competed under their own flags and national anthems in individual events, and for the Unified Team in group events.
Ukrainian rhythmic gymnasts Alexandra Timochenko and Oksana Skaldina came home with the gold and bronze medals. They are the two fair-haired first place-getters pictured below at the 1991 World Championships.
Under their own flag for the first time, Ukraine’s 1992 female artistic gymnasts also outshone their teammates, with the women winning a further two gold, a silver, and two bronze medals individually, as well as a share in the team gold with their Belarusian, Uzbek and Russian teammates.
Ukrainian stamp from 1992, featuring Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastics. X
Despite almost no funding and an ongoing war with Russia, Ukrainian gymnasts continue to win Olympic medals, most recently gold and silver in the men’s competition in 2016. Many gymnasts from the country have moved to compete for other nations in order to access proper training facilities. Following the 2016 Rio Games, the equipment used in the competition was donated to Ukraine’s gymnastics federation.
English cricketer Arthur Fagg, who played both for Kent and England, was born on the 18th of June, 1915.
After retiring from the sport, he went on to become a well-known umpire. He died in September 1977.
The winners of the 1919 Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States, photographed on the 14th of May.
Chicago-born jockey Johnny Loftus (13 October 1895 – 23 March 1976) won the race with Kentucky-bred thoroughbred Sir Barton.
The 1943 Kentucky Derby was run on the 1st of May. In this photograph Count Fleet gallops to victory with Johnny Longden.