January 1934 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1st 20th Rose Bowl: Columbia beats Stanford, 7-0

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2nd Bradman scores 253 NSW v Queensland, 204 mins, 29 fours 4 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 5th National & American baseball leagues select a uniform ball

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15th Babe Ruth signs a 1934 contract for $35,000 ($17,000 cut)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 17th Carl Hubbell, NL MVP winner, gets $18,000 contract by the NY Giants
  • 17th NY Giants reward MVP pitcher Carl Hubbell with $18,000 contract
  • 26th Bradman scores 128 NSW v Victoria, 96 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes
  • 27th 27th Women's Australian Championships: Joan Hartigan Bathurst beats Margaret Molesworth (6-1, 6-4)
  • 27th 27th Men's Australian Championships: Fred Perry beats Jack Crawford (6-3, 7-5, 6-1)
  • 30th Bert Ironmonger ends Sheffield Shield career age 51 yrs 298 days

Birthdays in Sport

  • 5th William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (d. 1971)
  • 7th Charles Lamont Jenkins, 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1956), born in NYC, New York
  • 8th Jacques Anquetil, France, Tour de France cyclist (5-time winner)
  • 8th Gene Freese, American baseball player, (d. 2013)
  • 9th Bart Starr, NFL quarterback/coach (Green Bay)
  • 12th Burdette Haldorson, US, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
  • 12th Mick Sullivan, English rugby league footballer
  • 28th Bill White, US, 1st baseman (Cards), announcer (Yanks) and NL President (1989-1994)
  • 31st Brian Bolus, cricketer (England opening batsman early 60's)

Deaths in Sport

  • 6th Herbert Chapman, Legendary Manager of Arsenal and Huddersfield Town (b. 1878)