On This Day in Sport for January 22

Events in Sport

  • 1857 National Association of Baseball Players founded, NY
  • 1948 Jim Laker takes 7-103 in his 1st Test Cricket innings v WI Barbados
  • 1950 Polly Riley wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 1953 1953 NFL Draft: Harry Babcock from University of Georgia first pick by San Francisco 49ers

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1956 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1960 10th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 125-115 at Philadelphia
  • 1960 Paul Pender beats Sugar Ray Robinson for middleweight boxing title
  • 1963 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Naples Professional Golf Tournament
  • 1967 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-10
  • 1968 NBA announces it will expand to Milwaukee & Phoenix

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1969 Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1972 22nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 112-110 at LA

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1973 George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 1980 PGA begins a senior golf tour
  • 1980 West Indies beat England 2-0 to win cricket's 1st World Series Cup
  • 1981 O A "Bum" Phillips becomes head coach of New Orleans Saints
  • 1983 Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland Trail Blazers out score them 17-0 & win 113-96
  • 1983 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 31-17
  • 1984 Annette Kennedy of SUNY sets women's basketball record with 70 pts
  • 1984 Super Bowl XVIII: LA Raiders beat Wash Red Skins, 38-9 in Tampa Super Bowl MVP: Marcus Allen, LA Raiders, RB
  • 1987 Blizzard in NJ, as 334 attend Devils-Flame NHL game, NJ wins 7-5
  • 1988 1st-class cricket debut of Brian Lara, Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Is
  • 1988 1st-class cricket debut of Hansie Cronje, OFS v Transvaal

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1988 Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 After winning his third Super Bowl as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Bill Walsh retires

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh
  • 1990 Will Clark, NL's MVP signs a $15M 4-year contract with SF Giants
  • 1994 45th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 9-8 at NY Rangers

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1995 Pat Bradley wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1998 NHL's Minnesota franchise selects the nickname Wild

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998 Rickey Henderson, rejoins Oakland A's for 4th time

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1998 World League of American Football renamed as NFL Europe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 Kobe Bryant scores a career-high 81 points in a victory against the Toronto Raptors, the second most in NBA history in one single game

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • 2006 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Denver Broncos 34-17
  • 2006 NFC Championship Game: Seattle Seahawks beat Carolina Panthers 34-14
  • 2012 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Baltimore Ravens 23-20
  • 2012 NFC Championship Game: New York Giants beat San Francisco 49ers 20-17 (OT)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1889 Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (d. 1935)
  • 1902 Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (d. 1970)
  • 1907 Dixie Dean, English footballer (d. 1980)
  • 1915 Tom Burtt, cricketer (slow left-armer took 33 wickets for NZ)
  • 1918 Elmer Lach, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Nokomis, Saskatchewan
  • 1921 Andy Ganteaume, cricketer (WI batsman, 112 in his sole Test innings 1948), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Joe Perry, NFL Hall-of-Famer
  • 1927 Lou Creekmur, Baseball Hall-of-Famer
  • 1931 Galina Zybina, USSR, discus thrower (15 world records between 1952-58)
  • 1938 Altair, Brazilian footballer
  • 1940 George Seifert, American football coach
  • 1942 Mimis Domazos, Greek footballer
  • 1949 Mike Caldwell, American baseball player
  • 1951 Ondrej Nepela, Slovak figure skater (d. 1989)
  • 1952 Karen Moe [Thornton], US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1972)
  • 1956 Becky Pearson, LPGA golfer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1957 Mike Bossy, NHL forward (NY Islanders), 1st 50 goals in 50 game, born in Montreal, Quebec

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1958 Nikos Anastopoulos, Greek football player and manager
  • 1961 Barb Thomas Whitehead, Sibley IA, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian Open)
  • 1963 Jeff Treadway, US baseball infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • 1963 Andrei Tchmil, Ukrainian-Belgian cyclist
  • 1964 Stojko Vrankovic, NBA center (LA Clippers)
  • 1964 Wayne Kirby, Williamsburg VA, outfielder (Cleve Indians, LA Dodgers)
  • 1965 Tim Prukop, WLAF linebacker-secondary coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1966 Carlton Haselrig, NFL guard (NY Jets)
  • 1966 Nishantha Ranatunga, cricket (bro of Arjuna Sri Lankan ODI allrounder)
  • 1967 Manabu Nakanishi, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1967 Nicholas Gillingham, British swimmer (world record 200m freestyle)
  • 1967 Ecaterina Szabo, Romanian gymnast
  • 1968 Andrey Sokolov, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • 1968 Brian Jones, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1968 Mauricio Serna, Colombian footballer
  • 1968 Frank Lebœuf, French footballer
  • 1969 Keith Gordon, US baseball outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1969 Ousmane Bary, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1969 Shelley Sandie, Australian basketball guard (Olympics-88, 96)
  • 1969 Vinnie Clark, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Keith Wagner, NFL/WLAF tackle (NY Giants, Redskins, Scot Claymores)
  • 1970 Abraham Olano, Spanish cyclist
  • 1971 Bucky Brooks, wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1971 Stan Collymore, English footballer
  • 1972 Steve Scifres, guard/tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1972 Toddrick McIntosh, NFL defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1972 Gonzalo Rodríguez, Uruguayan racing driver (d. 1999)
  • 1973 Deon Minor, Paris Texas, 400m runner
  • 1973 George Noga, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1973 Reggie Barlow, wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1973 Said Larossi, soccer player (Emmen/Vitesse)
  • 1973 Vincent Bradford, linebacker (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1973 Rogerio Ceni, Brazilian footballer
  • 1974 Pavel Mikhalevitch, soccer player (NEC)
  • 1974 Stephanie Rottier, St Niklaas Belgium, tennis star (1995 semi Prague)
  • 1975 Lee Maxwell Francis Vertongen, Palmerston North NZ, cyclist (Oly-96)
  • 1975 Felipe Giaffone, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1976 James Dearth, American football player
  • 1977 Hidetoshi Nakata, Japanese footballer
  • 1977 Jono Gibbes, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1978 Chone Figgins, American baseball player
  • 1980 Jake Grove, American football player
  • 1980 Jonathan Woodgate, English footballer
  • 1981 Ibrahima Sonko, French footballer
  • 1982 Fabricio Coloccini, Argentine footballer
  • 1982 Jason Peters, American football player
  • 1983 Shaun Cody, American football player
  • 1984 Maceo Rigters, Dutch footballer
  • 1984 Ben Eager, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984 Leon Powe, American basketball player
  • 1985 Mohamed Sissoko, Malian footballer
  • 1988 Greg Oden, American basketball player

Deaths in Sport

  • 1959 Mike Hawthorn, English race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1929)
  • 1968 Duke Kahanamoku, 100m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-12, 20, 24), dies at 77
  • 1978 Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (54 Tests for England 4555 runs), dies
  • 1979 Ali Hassan Salameh, [Abu Hassan], killed by car bomb; believed to have helped mastermind massacre of 1972 Munich Olympics athletes
  • 1983 Fred Bakewell, cricketer (dashing England bat of 30s, 6 Tests), dies
  • 1993 Charlie Gehringer, baseball player, dies at 89
  • 2001 Tommie Agee, American baseball player (b. 1942)
  • 2005 César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1943)
  • 2009 Billy Werber, American baseball player (b. 1908)