1935 USC wins its first of nine consecutive NCAA men's track titles under Coach Dean Cromwell.
1938 They're off and running at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, the second major track in the area.
1939 Duke hadn't been scored on all season until USC backup quarterback Doyle Nave threw a touchdown pass to Al Krueger in the final seconds for a 7-3 Trojan victory in the Rose Bowl.
1940 Seabiscuit comes back from injury and wins the Santa Anita Handicap, becoming the highest-earning horse in history. It is the final race for the crowd favorite. Might make a good movie.
1944 USC defeats Washington, 29-0, in the only Rose Bowl that is not intersectional because of wartime restrictions.
1946 The NFL-champion Cleveland Rams become the Los Angeles Rams.
1947 Pasadena's (and UCLA's) Jackie Robinson breaks baseball's color barrier by playing with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1948 Ben Hogan wins the U.S. Open at Riviera Country Club with a record score of 276. It his Hogan's third win in 18 months at the course, which still goes by the nickname "Hogan's Alley."
1951 The Rams win their only NFL championship in Los Angeles, beating the Cleveland Browns, 24-17, at the Coliseum on a 73-yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin to Tom Fears in the fourth quarter.
1954 UCLA, under Coach Red Sanders, wins its only national championship in football, scoring a 34-0 victory over USC to finish 9-0.
1956 Sugar Ray Robinson knocks out Carl "Bobo" Olson in the fourth round at Wrigley Field to retain the world middleweight championship.
1957 Brooklyn owner Walter O'Malley officially announces that the Dodgers will move to L.A. in time for the 1958 season.
1958 The Dodgers play their first home game in the L.A. Coliseum against the San Francisco Giants in front of 78,672 fans. The Dodgers win, 6-5.
1959 A baseball record 93,103 fans pack the Coliseum to pay tribute to catcher Roy Campanella, who was paralyzed in a car accident before the Dodgers moved to the West Coast.