On This Day in Sport for 19th January

Events in Sport

  • 1903 New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced
  • 1932 Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7 seconds of game

Hall-of-fameHall of Fame

1937 Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1952 NFL takes control of NY Yanks
  • 1952 PGA approves allowing black participants
  • 1956 Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field
  • 1963 51st Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O'Neill (6-2, 6-2)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1963 51st Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Ken Fletcher (6-3, 6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 1964 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24
  • 1969 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25
  • 1969 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • 1969 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 10-7
  • 1971 24th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 2-1 at Boston
  • 1971 NHL Writers' Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Association

Hall-of-fameHall of Fame

1972 Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1974 Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1975 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Hall-of-fameHall of Fame

1977 Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1981 Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1984 Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km
  • 1990 Police break up protests in Johannesburg against the cricket players defying a boycott on playing in apartheid South Africa
  • 1991 42nd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 11-5 at Chicago
  • 1996 NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix
  • 1997 Michelle McGann wins LPGA Healthsouth Inaugural
  • 2002 "Tuck Rule Game", with less than two minutes to play in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, the New England Patriots trailed the Oakland Raiders, 13-10, in a game played mostly under a driving snowstorm, when a Tom Brady fumble was instead ruled an incomplete pass because of the "tuck rule". The Patriots would win 16-13 in overtime and go on to win the Super Bowl
  • 2003 AFC Championship Game: Oakland Raiders beat Tennessee Titans 41-24
  • 2003 NFC Championship Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Philadelphia Eagles 27-10
  • 2013 The 2012-2013 NHL season begins after a 119-day lockout

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

2013 Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories

Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor
Lance Armstrong
  • 2014 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat New England Patriots 26-16
  • 2014 NFC Championship Game: Seattle Seahawks beat San Francisco 49ers 23-17

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1878 Herbert Chapman, English football player and manager (d. 1934)
  • 1914 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (d. 1990)
  • 1919 Dharam Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1922 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1930 John Waite, cricket wicket-keeper (great South African)
  • 1932 Joe Schmidt, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (Detroit Lions)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1940 Mary Mills, Laurel Mississippi, LPGA golfer

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • 1941 Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler
  • 1944 Dan Reeves, NFL Coach (NY Giants, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1954 Steve DeBerg, NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers)
  • 1957 Ottis "O J" Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants)
  • 1960 Alfrederick Joyner, American triple jumper (Olympic-gold-1984), Eastern St Louis
  • 1962 Chris Sabo, third baseman (Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1962 Hans Daams, Dutch cyclist
  • 1963 Adele Peterson, LPGA golfer
  • 1963 Michael Adams, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1965 Ricky Reynolds, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
  • 1966 Anthony Young, US baseball pitcher (NY Met, Chicago Cubs)
  • 1966 Ronnie Williams, NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1966 Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player (Wimbledon 1988, US Open 1991), born in Västervik, Sweden
  • 1966 Sylvain Cote, Duberger, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • 1968 Marty Conlon, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1969 Andrew Murray Stone, Auckland NZ, Open 470 yachter (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Junior Seau, NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers), (d. 2012)
  • 1969 Luc Longley, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1969 Orlando Palmeiro, Hoboken NJ, outfielder (California Angels)
  • 1969 Predrag Mijatović, Yugoslavian footballer
  • 1969 Steve Staunton, Irish footballer
  • 1970 Rick Krivda, Mckeesport PA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 1970 T J Mathews, Belleville IL, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1970 Kathleen Smet, Belgian triathlete
  • 1971 Jeff Juden, Salem MA, baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, SF Giants)
  • 1971 Maurice Hofman, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
  • 1971 Reggie Brooks, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972 Tyrone Wheatley, NFL running back (NY Giants)
  • 1973 Chris Stynes, infielder (KC Royals), born in Queens, New York
  • 1974 Amaury Telemaco, Higuey Dom Rep, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1974 Gregory Playfair, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (PSV)
  • 1974 Tarik Oulida, soccer player (Ajax/Seville)
  • 1974 Walter Jones, tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1974 Jaime Moreno, Bolivian footballer
  • 1975 Natalie Harvey, Australian 3k/5k runner (Olympics-96)
  • 1976 Sky Christopherson, Tucson Ariz, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1976 Tarso Marques, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1977 Anne Miller, Midland Mich, tennis star (1995 Darmstadt Germany)
  • 1977 Lauren Etame Mayer, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1979 Josu Sarriegi, Spanish/Basque footballer
  • 1979 Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast
  • 1980 Jenson Button, English Formula One driver
  • 1981 Asier Del Horno, Spanish footballer
  • 1981 Lucho González, Argentine footballer
  • 1982 Mike Komisarek, American ice hockey player
  • 1984 Karun Chandhok, Indian racing driver
  • 1984 Thomas Vanek, Austrian ice hockey player
  • 1985 Benny Feilhaber, American soccer player
  • 1985 Esteban Guerrieri, Argentine racing driver
  • 1987 Edgar Manucharyan, Armenian footballer
  • 1992 Shawn Johnson, American Gymnastics Champion

Weddings & Divorces in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1957 Golfer Gary Player (21) weds Bobby Verwey's sister Vivienne Verwey

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • 2013 Figure skater five-time world champion Michelle Kwan (32) weds Clay Pell at the First Unitarian Church of Providence, Rhode Island

Deaths in Sport

  • 1939 Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (b. 1898)
  • 1964 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (b. 1886)
  • 1968 Ray Harroun, American race car driver (b. 1879)
  • 1982 Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Roubaix '76), dies [or 1/20]
  • 1984 Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1920)
  • 1993 Chris Street, basketball player, dies at 20
  • 1999 Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby union footballer (b. 1967)
  • 2004 David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1955)
  • 2006 Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricket player (b. 1921)
  • 2008 Don Wittman, Canadian sportscaster for CBC (b. 1936)
  • 2010 Bill McLaren Scottish rugby commentator (b. 1923)
  • 2013 Milt Bolling, American MLB shortstop, dies from complications from heart surgery at 82

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

2013 Stan Musial, American MLB hall of famer, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 2013 Earl Weaver, American hall of fame MLB manager, dies from a heart attack at 82
  • 2014 Bert Williams, English footballer, dies at 93