On This Day in Sport for January 13

Events in Sport

  • 1908 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Ottawa Victorias in 2 games
  • 1919 Dutch Soccer team OSV forms
  • 1953 3rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 79-75 at Fort Wayne, Indiana

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957 Mickey Wright wins Sea Island Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1957 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 19-10

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1962 Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1963 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 21-14
  • 1963 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20
  • 1964 52nd Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Lesley Turner (6-3, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

1964 52nd Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (6-3, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 1965 15th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 124-123 at St. Louis
  • 1968 Minn North Stars center Bill Masterton fatally injured (dies on 15th)
  • 1972 Former umpire, now housewife Bernice Gera wins her suit against baseball, initiated on March 15, 1971 to be allowed to umpire
  • 1974 Super Bowl VIII: Miami Dolphins beat Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Houston Super Bowl MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981 Islander's Mike Bossy's 15th career hat trick-4 goals

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1982 Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 AMA urges ban on boxing, cites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1983 Quebec Nordiques play 251st NHL game without being shut out
  • 1985 23rd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1)
  • 1985 99-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course
  • 1985 Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders
  • 1989 Jerry Parks, Oklahoma defensive back, charged with shooting a teammate
  • 1991 42 killed in exhibition soccer match in Johannesburg, South Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Phil Mickelson wins PGA Northern Telecom Golf Open

  • 1991 Soccer stadium riot in Orkney, South Africa, at least 40 die
  • 1994 Tonya Harding's bodyguard, Shawn Eric Eckardt & Derrick Brian Smith arrested & charged with conspiracy in attack of skater Nancy Kerrigan
  • 1995 26 HNL teams unanimously ratify agreement to end NHL strike
  • 1995 America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999 Basketball player Michael Jordan announces his retirement only to return in 2001

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2002 In a controversial move, Marty Schottenheimer is fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins after just one season

Sport awardFootball Awards

2014 Cristiano Ronaldo wins the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1886 Art Ross, Canadian ice hockey player and executive (d. 1964)
  • 1892 Paul Smart, US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1919 Army Archerd, Hollywood columnist/TV host (Movie Game)
  • 1933 Tom B Gola, NBA Hall-of-Famer, (d. 2014)
  • 1938 Tord Grip, Swedish football manager
  • 1939 Jacek Gmoch, Polish footballer and coach
  • 1941 Meinhard Nehmer, German DR, 2 man bobsledder (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1947 Peter Sundelin, Sweden, yachtsmen (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1947 Carles Rexach, former Spanish-Catalan footballer and coach
  • 1948 Kenia Jayantilal, cricketer (5 at Kingston 71 his only inns for India)
  • 1950 Bob Forsch, American baseball player
  • 1957 Christina Seufert, Sacraento California, diver (Olympic-bronze-1984)
  • 1957 Mark Francis O'Meara, Goldsboro NC, PGA golfer (1984 Greater Milw)
  • 1958 Ricardo Acuna, Chile, tennis star
  • 1960 Takis Lemonis, Greek footballer and coach
  • 1961 Kelly Hrudey, Edmonton, NHL goalie (LA Kings)
  • 1961 Kent Hull, NFL center (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1962 Brett Maxie, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1962 Kevin Mitchell, US baseball outfielder (NY Met, SF Giants, Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1963 Dirk Tazelaar, cricketer (Queensland & Surrey left-arm pace bowler)
  • 1963 Felita Carr, dance skater (& Komarov-1995 Pac Champ), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1964 Ronan Rafferty, Northern Irish golfer
  • 1966 Joseph Harper, Ventura California, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Marcus Turner, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets)
  • 1968 Kelly Boucher, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics-96), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1968 Mike Whitlow, English footballer
  • 1969 Andre Cason, US runner (world record 50 indoor)
  • 1969 Dan Footman, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1969 John Flannery, guard/corner (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1969 Katarzyna Nowak, Lodz Poland, tennis star (1994 Futures France)
  • 1969 Kevin Foster, US baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1969 Orlando Miller, Changionola Panama, infielder (Houston Astros)
  • 1969 Robert Wilson, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 Frank Kooiman, soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1970 Nachi Abe, WLAF tight end (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1970 Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (d. 2004)
  • 1971 Elmer Dessens, Hermosillo Mexico, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1972 Byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1972 Richard Woodley, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • 1972 Vitaly Scherbo, Belarusian gymnast
  • 1973 Nikolai Khabibulin, Sverdlovsk Russia, NHL goalie (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1974 Matt Lepsis, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1974 Sergei Brylin, Moscow Russia, NHL center (NJ Devils)
  • 1975 Angela Holbeck, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1976 Gary Brent, cricketer (Zimbabwe ODI pace bowler 1996)
  • 1976 Vaclav Batlik, Costa Mesa California, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1977 James Posey, American basketball player
  • 1980 Nils-Eric Johansson, Swedish footballer
  • 1980 Akira Kaji, Japanese footballer
  • 1980 Michael Rupp, American ice hockey player
  • 1981 Reggie Brown, American football player
  • 1981 Darrell Rasner, American baseball player
  • 1982 Guillermo Coria, Argentine tennis player
  • 1983 Ronny Turiaf, French basketball player
  • 1986 Joannie Rochette, Canadian figure skater
  • 1989 Bryan Arguez, American soccer player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1992 MLB baseball right fielder Sammy Sosa (23) weds Sonia Rodriguez

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa

Deaths in Sport

  • 1832 Thomas Lord, English cricketer, founder of Lord's cricket ground (b. 1755)
  • 1937 Walter Brearley, cricketer (17 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1905-12), dies
  • 1939 Jacob Ruppert, CEO (NY Yankees, 1915-39), dies
  • 1968 Bill Masterson, NHL player for the Minnesota Northstars checked into the boards, dies two days later
  • 1969 Fred Price, cricket wicket-keep (England, v Aust Headingley 1938), dies
  • 1978 Joseph V McCarthy, baseball manager (NY Yankees), dies at 96
  • 2006 Frank Fixaris, American sportscaster (b. 1934)
  • 2006 Marc Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
  • 2007 Danny Oakes, racecar driver (b. 1911)
  • 2008 Johnny Podres, American baseball player (b. 1932)
  • 2013 Rusi Surti, Indian cricketer, dies from complications from a stroke at 76
  • 2014 Bobby Collins, Scottish footballer, dies at 82