On This Day in Sport for January 14

Events in Sport

  • 1919 John McGraw, Charles A Stoneham, & Judge MCQuade buy NY Giants
  • 1927 Toronto Maple Leafs 1st hat trick (Hap Day) vs NY Rangers
  • 1932 Horse racing legend Eddie Arcaro won his 1st race
  • 1935 28th Women's Australian Championships: Dorothy Round Little beats Nancy Lyle (1-6, 6-1, 6-3)
  • 1935 28th Men's Australian Championships: Jack Crawford beats Fred Perry (2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 1940 Commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit Tigers
  • 1940 NFL Pro Bowl: Green Bay beats NFL All-Stars 16-7
  • 1943 Alex Smart (Mont) is 1st NHLer to score hat trick in his 1st game
  • 1946 1946 NFL Draft: Frank Dancewicz from University of Notre Dame first pick by Boston Yanks
  • 1951 NFL Pro Bowl: 1st since 1942, Americans beat Nationals 28-27
  • 1961 Chic Bear Willard Dewveall becomes 1st NFLer to join AFL
  • 1962 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-30
  • 1964 14th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-107 at Boston
  • 1968 Super Bowl II: Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
  • 1969 Matt Busby retires from Manchester United
  • 1969 19th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-112 at Baltimore
  • 1973 Super Bowl VII: Miami Dolphins beat Wash Red Skins, 14-7 in LA, MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S
  • 1975 Anita Wold (Norway) sets women's ski jump distance record-98 m
  • 1975 25th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 108-102 at Phoenix

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1976 Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner

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1985 Martina Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1987 Catfish Hunter & Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1990 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 37-21
  • 1990 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Los Angeles Rams 30-3
  • 1994 Inna Lassovskaya triple-jumps ladies world record (14.61m)
  • 1996 Liselotte Neumann wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champions
  • 1996 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Indianapolis Colts 20-16
  • 1996 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Green Bay Packers 38-27

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1998 Charles Barkley pleads not guilty to an assault charge

NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley
  • 2001 AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Ravens beats Oakland Raiders 16-3
  • 2001 NFC Championship Game: New York Giants beat Minnesota Vikings 41-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1920 Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux)
  • 1920 Donald Beard, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the 1950's)
  • 1921 Ken Sailors, professional basketball player (popularized and may have invented the jump shot), born in Bushnell, Nebraska (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Ivan Kalita, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • 1932 Don Garlits, American race car driver
  • 1936 John Paul Cain, Sweetwater TX, PGA golfer (1989 Greater Grand Rapids)
  • 1936 Ludmila Pinayeva, USSR, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1964, 1968, 1972)
  • 1936 Reiner Klimke, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1937 Ken Higgs, cricketer (effective England pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1965-68)
  • 1937 Erland Kops, Danish badminton player
  • 1941 C L "Gibby" Gilbert Jr, PGA golfer (1976 Danny Thomas), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1942 Ian Brayshaw, Australian cricketer and footballer
  • 1942 Dave Campbell, American baseball player
  • 1944 Graham Vivian Marsh, Kalgoorlie Australia, PGA golfer (1977 Heritage)
  • 1951 Gil Pak Jong, Korea PR, judo (Olympic-1976)
  • 1954 Jim Duggan, American wrestler
  • 1959 Paul Terry, cricketer (in Germany Two Tests England v WI 1984)
  • 1964 Sergei Nemchinov, NHL center (NY Islanders, Oly-Silver-98), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1964 Ernest Miller, American wrestler
  • 1965 Dave Lowry, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 1966 Matt Brock, NFL defensive end/tackle (NY Jets)
  • 1967 Emily Watson, actress (Breaking the Waves, Boxer)
  • 1967 Terry Wooden, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks, KC Chiefs)
  • 1968 Fred[ric] Honebein, rower (Olympics-5th-1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968 Ruel Fox, English footballer
  • 1969 David Webb, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969 Martin Bicknell, cricketer (England pace bowler 1993)
  • 1969 Rico Smith, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1970 Eric Charron, Verdun, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • 1970 Steve Cooke, Kanai Hawaii, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1970 Tyrone Hughes, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears)
  • 1971 Antonios Nikopolidis, Greek footballer
  • 1972 Kyle Brady, NFL tight end (NY Jets)
  • 1972 Michael Davis, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1972 Raimondas Rumšas, Lithuanian cyclist
  • 1973 Ed Howard, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973 Lethon Flowers, NFL defensive back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1973 Rod Myers, Conroe TX, outfielder (KC Royals)
  • 1973 Giancarlo Fisichella, Italian race car driver
  • 1974 Hugues Legault, 50m swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1974 Kevin Jefferson, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
  • 1974 Michael Dritlein, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • 1974 Nancy Napolski, Hinsdale Idaho, air rifle (Olympics-1996)
  • 1975 Marcel Koning, soccer player (FC The Hague/NEC)
  • 1977 Terry Ryan, St Johns, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1978 Shawn Crawford, American sprinter
  • 1980 Clive Clarke, Irish footballer
  • 1980 Cory Gibbs, American soccer player
  • 1980 Ossama Haidar, a Lebanese soccer player
  • 1980 Byron Leftwich, American football player
  • 1982 Léo Lima, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983 Maxime Monfort, Belgian cyclist
  • 1984 Mike Pelfrey, American baseball player
  • 1986 Cristina Aicardi, Peruvian badminton player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1954 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio weds actress Marilyn Monroe (27) in her 2nd marraige at San Francisco City Hall

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
Actress Marilyn Monroe
Actress
Marilyn Monroe

HeartWedding of Interest

1974 US Senator Bill Bradley (30) weds professor Ernestine Schlant

Basketball Player/US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player/US Senator
Bill Bradley

HeartWedding of Interest

1980 Actor Samuel L. Jackson (31) weds sports channel producer LaTanya Richardson (30)


Deaths in Sport

  • 1966 Bill Carr, American athlete (b. 1909)
  • 1970 John J "Johnny" Murphy, US baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 61
  • 1978 Harold Abrahams, British athlete (b. 1899)

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1984 Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald's) and owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, dies of heart failure at 81

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • 2006 Mark Philo, English footballer (b. 1984)
  • 2013 Giorgio Alverà, Italian bobsledder, dies at 69