On This Day in Sport for January 23

Events in Sport

  • 1879 US National Archery Association forms (Crawfordsville, Ind)
  • 1902 Winnipeg Victorias sweep Toronto Wellingtons in 2 for Stanley Cup
  • 1943 Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • 1944 Det Red Wings score 15 goals against NY Rangers & NHL record 37 points, also most consecutive goals & most lopsided game 15-0

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1948 Bradman scores 201 in 272 mins v India, 21 fours 1 six

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1950 AP picks "Miracle Braves" of 1914 as greatest sports upset
  • 1950 NFL rule changes open way for 2-platoon system (offense & defense)
  • 1953 NFL Dallas Texans become Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1953 NFL's National & American conference become Eastern & Western conf
  • 1954 Equal longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history ends - 18 games, 16 wins, 2 ties
  • 1955 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 1958 Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad completes 337 runs in 970 minutes v West Indies
  • 1959 9th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 124-108 at Detroit

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1965 Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

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1967 Stan Musial is named GM of Cards

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1968 Joe Medwick elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1968 18th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 144-124 at New York City
  • 1972 Ard Schenk becomes European all-round skating champion
  • 1972 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 26-13
  • 1973 23rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 104-84 at Chicago
  • 1975 Ralph Kiner elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1976 Ian Redpath hits his only 2 sixes in Cricket Tests, v WI Adelaide
  • 1976 Wash Caps end 25 game winless streak (0-22-3) beat NY Rangers 7-5
  • 1978 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 14-13

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1979 Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

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1981 Mike Bossy becomes 1st in NHL to score 50 goals in 50 games

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1981 Red Sox trade Fred Lynn to Angels for Frank Tanana & Joe Rudi

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1983 Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1983 In NBA, Portland scores all 17 pts in overtime to beat Houston 113-96
  • 1983 "Mud Bowl", Miami Dolphins beat the New York Jets 14-0 in the AFC Championship Game on a wet, muddy field, which negated the Jets significant speed and skill advantage
  • 1983 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat New York Jets 14-0
  • 1984 Buffalo Sabres win NHL record 10th straight road game
  • 1984 Greatest unpaced 1-hr bicycle distance, F Moser (Italy), 51.15 km
  • 1989 NBA New Jersey Nets begin a 32+ game road losing streak

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1993 Graham Gooch scores his 100th 100, on tour at Cuttack

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • 1994 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Kansas City Chiefs 30-13
  • 1994 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 38-21
  • 2000 AFC Championship Game: Tennessee Titans beat Jacksonville Jaguars 33-14
  • 2000 NFC Championship Game: St. Louis Rams beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11-6
  • 2005 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Pittsburgh Steelers 41-27
  • 2005 NFC Championship Game: Philadelphia Eagles beat Atlanta Falcons 27-10
  • 2011 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat New York Jets 24-19
  • 2011 NFC Championship Game: Green Bay Packers beat Chicago Bears 21-14
  • 2017 Bernie Ecclestone removed as Formula One boss as Liberty Media completes $8 billion takeover

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1884 Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1956)
  • 1899 Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (d. 1931)
  • 1915 Herma Bauma, Austria, javelin thrower (Oly-gold-1948)
  • 1919 Bob Paisley, English soccer player/trainer/manager of FC Liverpool
  • 1919 Nina Dumbadze, USSR, Discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952)
  • 1923 Horace Ashenfelter, US, 3000m steeplechase (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1928 Eugene Monti, Italy, bobsledder (Olympic-2 golds-1968)
  • 1928 Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, Dutch speed skater (Olympic-silver-1952)
  • 1928 Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Ian Thomson, cricketer (England seam bowler v South Africa 1964-65)
  • 1936 Jerry Kramer, American football player (Green Bay Packers) and author (Instant Replay), born in Jordan, Montana
  • 1942 Laurie Mayne, cricketer (Australian pace bowler in 6 Tests 1965-70)
  • 1944 Sergey Belov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1946 Asif Masood, cricketer (Pakistani quick with long & erratic run-up)
  • 1951 Margaret Johnson Bailes, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-1968), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951 Michael Matz, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1952 Omar Henry, cricketer (1st colored player for South Africa 1992)
  • 1953 Pat Haden, NFL quarterback (LA Rams), born in Westbury, New York
  • 1954 Trevor Hohns, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1989)
  • 1960 Greg Ritchie, cricketer (Qld & Aust batsman Fat Cat Mahatma Cote)
  • 1960 Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfing pioneer (d. 1998)
  • 1961 Trey Junkin, tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1963 Rocco Romano, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1964 Frank Winters, NFL center (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1966 Haywoode Workman, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1966 Mike Brim, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
  • 1966 Scott Fortune, volleyballer (Oly-G-88, B-92, 96), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1967 Christine Parris-Washington, Truro Nova Scotia, softball (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Naim Suleymanoglu, Bulgaria, Turkish weight lifter (Oly-gold-1988)
  • 1968 Eric Metcalf, NFL receiver/running back (Atl Falcons, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1968 Lubomir Kolnik, Skalica CZ, hockey forward (Team Slovakia, Espoo)
  • 1968 Petr Korda, tennis star (1993 Doubles-Cincinnati), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1968 Todd Scott, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1969 Brendan Shanahan, Mimico Ont, NHL left wing (Whalers, Red Wings)
  • 1969 Eric Carter, CFL cornerback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1969 Andrei Kanchelskis, Ukrainian-Russian footballer
  • 1970 Alan Embree, Vancouver WA, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1970 Jim Schwantz, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers)
  • 1970 Mark Wohlers, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Marquel Fleetwood, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Richard Smehlik, Ostrava Cze, NHL defenseman (Buf Sabres, Oly-Gold-98)
  • 1970 Sherman Obando, Changuinola Panama, outfielder (Montreal Expos)
  • 1971 Adam Parore, cricket wicket-keeper (NZ, 1st Maori Test centurion)
  • 1971 James Logan, WLAF linebacker (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1971 Julie Foudy, SD California, soccer midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Kevin Mawae, NFL center/guard (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1971 Mark Grimmette, doubles luger (Olympics-1994), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1972 Anthony Peterson, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, SF 49ers)
  • 1972 Gary Harrell, NFL/WLAF receiver (NY Giants, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 Kez McCorvey, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • 1972 Tanya Harding, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1972 Marcel Wouda, Dutch swimmer
  • 1973 Mark Kolesar, Minnedosa, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1974 Glen Chapple, cricketer (Lancashire & England A pace bowler)
  • 1974 Yosvani Pérez, Cuban baseball player
  • 1975 Kevin Alexander, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1976 Byron Hanspard, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1976 Phil Boudreault, Copper Cliff Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)
  • 1976 Brandon Duckworth, American baseball player
  • 1979 Larry Hughes, American basketball player
  • 1979 Juan Rincón, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1980 Theresa Kulikowski, gymnast (World-bronze-95, Oly-96), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1981 Rob Friend, Canadian footballer
  • 1982 Wily Mo Peña, Dominican baseball player
  • 1984 Arjen Robben, Dutch footballer
  • 1985 Dong Fangzhuo, Chinese footballer
  • 1986 Steven Taylor, English footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • 1939 Matthias Sindelar, Austria soccer star, commits suicide
  • 1947 Roy Park, cricketer (prolific Victorian bat & official), dies
  • 1958 Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (b. 1880)
  • 1997 Laura "Dinky" Patterson, dies bungee jumping at Super Bowl rehearsal at 43
  • 2002 Paul Aars, American racecar driver (b. 1934)
  • 2016 Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), dies at 85
  • 2016 Bobby Wanzer, American professional basketball player and coach (Rochester Royals), dies at 94
  • 2016 Walt "No-Neck" Williams, American professional baseball player (White Sox), dies at 72