On This Day in Sport for January 10

Events in Sport

  • 1911 Trumper scored double cricket ton v South Africa, goes on to get 214
  • 1920 Montreal Canadiens (14) & Tor St Patricks (7) score NHL record 21 goals
  • 1931 Philadelphia Quakers defeat Montreal, ends NHL-record 15-game losing streak

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1939 Bradman hits 186 SA v Qld before Christ catches him at short-leg

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1945 No one is elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1953 NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 27-7

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1957 Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in the Det Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1965 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 34-14
  • 1967 17th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 135-120 at Daly City, California
  • 1980 Jim Stewart, Bruin's rookie goalie allows 3 goals in his 1st 4 mins & a total of 5 in 1st period; he never again plays in NHL
  • 1982 "Freezer Bowl", Bengals beat Chargers in -59°F (-51°C) to win AFC championship
  • 1982 Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 m freestyle (15:43.31)

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1982 "The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes a fingertip catch for a touchdown from Joe Montana with 58 seconds left (SF 49ers win the game and go on to win the Super Bowl)

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 1982 AFC Championship Game: Cincinnati Bengals beat San Diego Chargers 27-7
  • 1982 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27
  • 1983 NY Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring NY Yankees from playing season-opening series against Tigers in Denver
  • 1990 NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players

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1996 Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson

Sport awardFootball Awards

2011 Lionel Messi wins the inaugural FIFA Ballon d'Or, for being the best football player in 2010

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 2011 13th BCS National Championship: #1 Auburn beats #2 Oregon, 22-19

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1873 Jack O'Neill, Irish-born baseball player (d. 1935)
  • 1873 George Orton, Canadian athlete (d. 1958)
  • 1903 Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler (d. 1997)
  • 1916 Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Max Patkin, American baseball player (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Rodger Ward, American race car driver (d. 2004)
  • 1933 Len Coldwell, cricket bowler (England medium-fast in 7 Tests 1962-64)

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1938 Frank Mahovlich, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Timmins, Ontario

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • 1938 Willie "Stretch" McCovey, 1st baseman (SF Giant #44)
  • 1939 Bill Toomey, decathelete (Olympic gold 68), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1940 Harry Gant, NASCAR driver
  • 1946 Alexis Nihon Jr, Bahamas, wrestler (Olympics-1968)
  • 1948 Bernard Thévenet, French cyclist

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1949 George Foreman, American World Heavyweight boxing champ (1973-74, 95), born in Marshall, Texas

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1953 Bobby Rahal, Indy-car racer (over 15 wins)
  • 1957 Robert Thompson, Nike golfer (1990 Boise Open-2nd), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1958 Anatoly Pisarenko, Soviet weightlifter
  • 1959 Chandra Cheesborough, 4X100 runner (Olympic gold 84), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1962 Jim Lindeman, US baseball outfielder (NY Mets)
  • 1963 Frank Wijnhoven, Dutch soccer player (NEC, Treffers)
  • 1964 Karen Josephson, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1964 Sarah Josephson, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1965 James Washington, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Wash Redskins)
  • 1968 Malcolm Showell, WLAF defensive end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1969 Juanita Clayton, Manitou Manitoba, softball catcher (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Cameron MacKenzie, Australian 100m/200m/400m (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Deon Figures, NFL cornerback/PR (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1970 James Wilson, WLAF defensive end (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Guylaine Cloutier, Levis QUE, 100m breaststroke swimmer (Oly-4-92, 96)
  • 1971 Sergi Bruguera, Italian tennis star
  • 1972 Thomas Lewis, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1973 Berry Radstraat, Dutch soccer player (NEC, SCH)
  • 1973 Glenn Robinson, NBA forward (Milw, Olympics-gold-96), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1973 Travis Davis, NFL strong safety (New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1974 Andre Kirwan, CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1974 Hollis Thomas, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1974 Davide Dionigi, Italian footballer
  • 1974 Steve Marlet, French footballer
  • 1975 Jake Delhomme, American football player
  • 1976 Adam Kennedy, American baseball player
  • 1980 Matt Roney, American baseball player
  • 1983 Danilo Dirani, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1990 Tao Li, Singaporean Olympic swimmer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1998 Major League Baseball outfielder Barry Bonds (33) weds Elizabeth Watson (28) at Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Deaths in Sport

  • 1935 Charlie McGahey, cricket (MCC tour of Aus 1901-02 cured his TB), dies

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1935 Teddy Flack [Edwin], Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 1896, dies at 61

Olympic Runner Teddy Flack
Olympic Runner
Teddy Flack
  • 1936 Charles Wright, cricketer (3 Tests England v South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • 1960 Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1879)
  • 1966 George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide
  • 1980 Bo Rein, American college football coach (b. 1945)
  • 1992 Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (b. 1919)
  • 1994 Charles "Chub" Feeney, baseball pres (National League), dies at 72
  • 1996 Arthur Sydney Martin, spycatcher, dies at 81
  • 1997 George Young, footballer, dies at 74
  • 2005 Kalevi Hämäläinen, Finnish cross country skier (b. 1932)
  • 2005 Jack Horner, American sports journalist (b. 1912)
  • 2008 Christopher Bowman, American figure skater (b. 1967)