January 1920 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1st 6th Rose Bowl: Harvard beats Oregon 7-6
  • 4th 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes
  • 10th Mont Canadiens (14) & Tor St Patricks (7) score NHL record 21 goals
  • 12th Annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to
  • 21st 14th Davis Cup: Australasia beats Great Britain in Sydney (4-1)
  • 24th 12th Australasian Championships: Algernon Kingscote beats Eric Pockley (6-4, 6-0, 6-3)

Sports record brokenNHL Record

31st Joe Malone, Quebec Bulldogs, sets NHL record with 7 goals in a game

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone

Birthdays in Sport

  • 5th Mohammad Aslam Khokhar, cricket (Pak bat scored 16 & 18 in only test)
  • 6th Early Wynn, Hartford Ala, baseball Hall of famer (pitcher)
  • 7th Aubrey Brabazon, jockey/trainer
  • 10th Max Patkin, American baseball player (d. 1999)
  • 14th Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux)
  • 14th Donald Beard, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the 1950's)
  • 15th Steve Gromek, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • 20th Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (d. 2006)
  • 31st Bert Williams, English footballer (Wolverhampton, 30 caps), born in Bradley, Staffordshire (d. 2014)

Deaths in Sport

  • 20th Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876)