On This Day in Sport for January 16

Events in Sport

  • 1883 Quebec Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1905 Baseball outfielder Frank Huelsman completes eighth transaction in 8 months
  • 1905 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Dawson City (Yukon) in 2 games Ottawa Silver 7 beats Dawson City (Yukon) 23-2 for Stanley Cup, this is most lopsided playoff game, Frank McGee scores 14 goals

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1931 Bradman scores 223 Australia v WI, 297 mins, 26 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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1952 US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1955 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open
  • 1955 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-19
  • 1962 12th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 150-130 at St. Louis
  • 1963 13th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 115-108 at Los Angeles
  • 1965 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-14
  • 1968 21st NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All-Stars 4-3 at Toronto
  • 1970 Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause
  • 1970 NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4)
  • 1972 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes European all-round lady skating champ
  • 1972 Super Bowl VI: Dallas Cowboys-24, Miami-3 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Roger Staubach, Dallas, QB
  • 1977 Cap's H Monahan scored on 2nd penalty shot against Islanders

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1981 Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even took his gold teeth

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks

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1981 Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Bjorn Borg

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1988 NFL St Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1894 Guy Chamberlin, early NFL end/coach (Canton, Frankford, Cards)
  • 1902 Eric Liddell, China, English 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • 1911 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, HOF baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1911 Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Martin Stokken, Norway, nordic relay (Olympic-silver-1952)

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1935 A. J. Foyt, American racing driver (Indy 500 - 1961, 64, 67 & 77), born in Houston, Texas

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • 1937 Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1941 Christine Janes, tennis player
  • 1956 Wayne Daniel, cricketer (WI fast bowler 1976-84)
  • 1956 Martin Jol, Dutch football manager
  • 1962 Kevin Ross, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons, KC Chiefs)
  • 1964 Gail Graham, Vanderhoof BC, LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon)
  • 1964 Mark Collins, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Giants, KC Chiefs, GB Packers)
  • 1964 Trevor Barsby, cricketer (Queensland opening batsman since 1984-85)
  • 1966 Anthony Washington, Glasgow Montana, discus thrower (Olympics-4th-96)
  • 1966 Jack McDowell, Van Nuys CA, pitcher (NY Yankees, White Sox, Indians)
  • 1967 Jeff Branson, Waynesboro Miss, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1969 Chelan Kozak, Revelstoke BC, equestrian (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Roy Jones, Light-MW boxer (Olympic-silver-1988), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1970 Don MacLean, NBA forward (NJ Nets, Denver Nuggets)
  • 1970 Ron Villone, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1971 Jukka-Pekka Nummi, WLAF cornerback (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1971 Junior Bryant, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • 1971 Michel Kreek, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1971 Scott Williams, Orange California, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Sergei Bruguera, Spain, tennis star
  • 1971 Ulrich van Gobbel, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1972 Desiree Leipham, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1995), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1972 Joe Horn, Tupelo, Mississippi, American NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 1972 Lee McIntyre, Peak Hill Aust, golfer (T3 1995 NSW Trainee Champ)
  • 1972 Salah Hissou, Moroccan long-distance runner
  • 1973 Mario Bates, NFL-running back (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973 Willie Whitehead, CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1976 Viktor Maslov, Russian racing driver
  • 1977 Jeff Foster, American basketball player
  • 1978 Alfredo Amézaga, Mexican baseball player
  • 1979 Brenden Morrow, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979 Jason Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980 Seydou Keita, Malian footballer
  • 1980 Albert Pujols, Dominican-American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1981 Bobby Zamora, English footballer
  • 1982 Tuncay Şanlı, Turkish footballer
  • 1983 Emanuel Pogatetz, Austrian footballer
  • 1988 Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer

Weddings in Sport

  • 2016 Actress and singer Jamie-Lynn Sigler (35) weds baseball player Cutter Dykstra (53) in Palm Springs, California

Deaths in Sport

  • 1907 Alfred Shaw, cricketer (seven Tests for England 1877-82), dies
  • 1971 Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (b. 1890)
  • 1973 Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65
  • 1982 Red Smith, American sports columnist (b. 1905)
  • 1993 Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (b. 1960)
  • 1996 Harry Potts, footballer/manager, dies at 75
  • 1997 Jim Kensil, NFL president (NY Jets), dies of heart failure at 66
  • 2002 Bobo Olson, American boxer (b. 1928)
  • 2007 Benny Parsons, American racecar driver and commentator (b. 1941)
  • 2009 Joe Erskine, American boxer and long distance runner (b. 1930)