January 1920 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Jan 31 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

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

Deaths in Sport

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