On This Day in Sport for January 24

Events in Sport

  • 1900 Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, forms in England
  • 1901 1st games played in baseball's American League
  • 1920 12th Australasian Championships: Algernon Kingscote beats Eric Pockley (6-4, 6-0, 6-3)
  • 1930 J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1939 Eddie Collins, Willie Keeler & George Sisler elected to Hall of Fame

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1947 NFL adds 5th official (back judge) & allows sudden death in playoffs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948 Australia all out 674 v India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1950 Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1952 1st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly NY Yanks

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1954 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1956 6th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 108-94 at Rochester, New York
  • 1962 Jackie Robinson is 1st African American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected.

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1962 Mickey Wright/Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1964 CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
  • 1971 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-6
  • 1973 Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1976 Cleveland Cavaliers biggest margin victory-43 pts (beat Milwaukee 132-89)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1976 George Foreman KOs Ron Lyle in 5th round of a real slugfest

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1978 31st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 3-2 (OT) at Buffalo
  • 1981 Islanders scored 5 power play goals against Nordiques

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 Super Bowl XVI: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac Michigan, MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 NY Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1988 Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup

Sport awardTennis Open

1988 76th Men's Australian Open: Mats Wilander beats Pat Cash (6-3, 6-7, 3-6, 6-1, 8-6)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash

Sport awardTennis Open

1988 76th Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert (6-1, 7-6)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1999 49th NHL All-Star Game: North America beats World 8-6 at Tampa, Florida
  • 2007 55th NHL All-Star Game: West beats East 12-9 at Dallas, Texas
  • 2010 AFC Championship Game: Indianapolis Colts beat New York Jets 30-17
  • 2010 NFC Championship Game: New Orleans Saints beat Minnesota Vikings 31-28 (OT)
  • 2015 Golden State Warrior Klay Thompson scores the most NBA points in a quarter with 37 & the most 3-pointers in a quarter with 9

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1898 Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (d. 1939)
  • 1912 Ken Weekes, cricketer (WI batsman v England 1939, 137 at The Oval)
  • 1916 Vic Stollmeyer, cricketer (bro of Jeff Scored 96 in only Test innings)
  • 1916 Jack Brickhouse, American sports broadcaster (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Neil Franklin, soccer star
  • 1935 Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer (d. 2008)
  • 1938 Gyula Torok, Hungary, Boxer (Oly Gold 1960), (d. 2014)
  • 1947 Giorgio Chinaglia, Carrara Italy, soccer star (Lazio of Italy, NY Cosmos), (d. 2012)
  • 1947 Masashi Ozaki, Japanese golfer
  • 1954 Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver (d. 1986)
  • 1955 James Montgomery, US 100m swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1976)
  • 1958 Frank Ullrich, East Germany, world biathlon champion
  • 1958 Neil Allen, American baseball player
  • 1961 William Van Dijck, Belgian athlete
  • 1962 Sultan Zarawani, cricketer (United Arab Emirates capt 1996 World Cup)
  • 1963 Martyn Grimley, English field hockey player
  • 1963 Arnold Vanderlyde, Dutch boxer
  • 1964 Rob Dibble, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1964 Ronnie McCann, Evander South Africa, Nike golfer (1993 Hawkeye-37th)
  • 1965 Ross MacDonald, star sailor (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1966 Kim Saiki, Inglewood CA, golfer (1994 Standard Register PING-13th)
  • 1966 Mike Forgeron, Main-A-Dieu Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Chris Warren, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1967 Shannon Butler, South Lake Tahoe California, 10k runner
  • 1968 Mark Burmester, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test all-rounder in 3 Tests 1992)
  • 1968 Mary Lou Retton, Fairmont WV, gymnist (Oly-gold/2 silver/2 bronze-84)
  • 1968 Ross Powell, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros)
  • 1968 Scott Mercier, Harbor City California, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Louise McPaul, Australian javelin thrower (Olympics-silver-92, 96)
  • 1970 Chris Bartolone, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1971 Cory Bailey, US baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1971 Joe Panos, NFL guard/center (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971 John Reece, WLAF/NFL cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1972 Jay Walker, quarterback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972 Joe Garten, WLAF center (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 Raphael Graetz, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 Salima Davidson, volleyball setter (Olympics-96), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Shannon Garrett, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1973 Chris Ferraro, Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Oly-94, NY Rangers)
  • 1973 Erik Gervais, Valleyfield Quebec, kayaker (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Peter Ferraro, Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Oly-94, NY Rangers)
  • 1973 Richard Aimonetto, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 1974 Tim Biakabutuka, running back (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1975 Rónald Gómez, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1976 Shae-Lynn Bourne, Canadian pairs skater (Bourne & Kraatz, 1994 World Champs-4th)
  • 1976 Cindy Pieters, Belgian cyclist
  • 1977 Lenka Cenkova, Trinec Czech, tennis star (1995 Futures-Vaihingen-GER)
  • 1980 Rocky Boiman, American football player
  • 1981 Travis Hanson, American baseball player
  • 1983 Shaun Maloney, Scottish footballer
  • 1983 Scott Speed, American race car driver
  • 1984 Scott Kazmir, American baseball player
  • 1987 Luis Suárez, Spanish football player (Barcelona, Uruguay national team), born in Salto, Uruguay

Deaths in Sport

  • 1918 George Arthur Crump, Founder of the Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon NJ (b. 1871)
  • 1957 Daniel Taylor, cricketer (bro of Herbie, 2 Tests for S Af 1914), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1961 Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American athlete, inventor, and businessman (invented the Erector Set), dies at 76

  • 1969 Tom Zachary, baseball pitcher (Wash Senators), dies at 72
  • 1973 Alan Lisette, cricketer (took 3 wickets in 2 Tests for NZ 1956), dies
  • 1973 Masao Ohba, world champion Japanese boxer (b. 1949)
  • 1986 Flo Hyman, American volleyball player (b. 1954)
  • 1989 George Knudson, Canadian golfer (b. 1937)
  • 1996 Sandor Iharos, athlete, dies at 65
  • 2004 Leônidas da Silva, Brazilian footballer (b. 1913)
  • 2005 Chalkie White, English rugby union coach (b. 1929)
  • 2009 Reg Gutteridge, British Boxing Journalist (b. 1924)