On This Day in Sport for January 3

Events in Sport

  • 1912 10th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Christchurch (5-0)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1929 Bradman scores 112 v England at MCG - his 1st Test century

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1931 Nels Stewart of Montreal Maroons scores 2 goals in 4 sec (record)
  • 1948 Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) v India MCG
  • 1951 Fred Wilt wins AAU Sullivan Memorial Trophy (US athlete of 1950)
  • 1971 AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17
  • 1971 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 17-10

Sport awardTennis Open

1972 60th Men's Australian Open: Ken Rosewall beats Malcolm Anderson (7-6, 6-3, 7-5)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall

Sport awardTennis Open

1972 60th Women's Australian Open: Virginia Wade beats Evonne Goolagong (6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
  • 1974 NY Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager

Sport awardTennis Open

1979 67th Men's Australian Open: Guillermo Vilas beats John Marks (6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • 1979 67th Women's Australian Open: Christine O'Neil beats Betsy Nagelsen (6-3, 7-6)
  • 1981 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 34, Austin Carr
  • 1982 70th Men's Australian Open: Johan Kriek beats Steve Denton (6-2, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

1982 70th Women's Australian Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd (6-7, 6-4, 7-5)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1983 Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota
  • 1991 LA King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal against NY Islanders
  • 1992 Boon completes 11 Test Cricket century, 129* v India at Sydney
  • 1993 "The Comeback", QB Frank Reich led the Buffalo Bills back from a 32-point deficit, to defeat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in overtime in a wild card playoff game, the greatest comeback ever in pro football history
  • 2001 3rd BCS National Championship: #1 Oklahoma beats #2 Florida State, 13-2, at 67th Orange Bowl
  • 2002 4th BCS National Championship: #1 Miami beats #2 Nebraska, 37-14, at 88th Rose Bowl
  • 2003 5th BCS National Championship: #2 Ohio State beats #1 Miami, 31-24, at 32nd Fiesta Bowl
  • 2005 71st Sugar Bowl: #3 Auburn beats #8 Virginia Tech, 16-13
  • 2006 72nd Orange Bowl: #3 Penn State beats #22 Florida State, 26-23
  • 2007 73rd Sugar Bowl: #4 LSU beats #11 Notre Dame, 41-14
  • 2008 74th Orange Bowl: #8 Kansas beats #5 Virginia Tech, 24-21
  • 2011 77th Orange Bowl: #5 Stanford beats #12 Virginia Tech, 40-12
  • 2012 78th Sugar Bowl: #13 Michigan beats #11 Virginia Tech, 23-20
  • 2013 42nd Fiesta Bowl: #5 Oregon beats #7 Kansas State, 35-17
  • 2014 80th Orange Bowl: #12 Clemson beats #7 Ohio State, 40-35

Sports record brokenNBA Record

2016 Jimmy Butler breaks Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls record for points in a half, scoring 40 of his 42 points in the second half to lead the Bulls in a 115-113 victory over the Toronto Raptors

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1861 William Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904)
  • 1886 Arthur Mailey, cricketer (great Aussie leg-spinner & cartoonist)
  • 1898 Johannes Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • 1910 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (d. 2000)
  • 1932 Jaswick Taylor, cricketer (WI pace bowler 50s, 10 wkts in 3 Tests)
  • 1932 Coo Coo Marlin, American race car driver (d. 2005)
  • 1936 David Vine, British sport commentator

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1939 Bobby Hull, Canadian NHL forward (Chicago Blackhawk 1957-72), born in Pointe Anne, Ontario

NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull
  • 1939 Nikos Alefantos, Greek football manager
  • 1944 Christina von Saltza, US, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960)
  • 1948 Manfred Kokot, East German runner (world record 50 m indoor)
  • 1953 Angelo Parisi, France, heavyweight judo (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1954 Dean Hart, Canadian wrestler (d. 1990)
  • 1956 Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver, San Jose California
  • 1962 Darren Daulton, US baseball catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1962 Gavin Hastings, WLAF kicker (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1962 Mark Gardner, US baseball player (Florida Marlins)
  • 1963 Aamer Malik, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 13 Tests 1987-90)
  • 1963 Ashley Chinner, Cape Town South Africa, golfer (1992 CGIA Canadian Tour)
  • 1963 Jim Everett, NFL quarterback (LA Raiders, NO Saints, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1964 Cheryl Miller, Riverside California, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1965 Daniel Stubbs, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1965 Mark Dewey, pitcher (SF Giants), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1966 Chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987)
  • 1966 John Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1966 Luis Sojo, Venezuelan-born MLB infielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Petare, Edo Miranda
  • 1966 Wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1967 Demetri Davis, WLAF tight end (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1967 Magnus Gustafsson, Sweden, tennis star
  • 1968 Kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star
  • 1968 Kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa)
  • 1968 Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1969 Matt LaBounty, defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1969 Steve Poapst, Cornwall, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1969 Michael Schumacher, German Formula 1 racing driver and seven time world champion, born in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 1970 James Brown, NFL tackle (NY Jets)
  • 1970 Tony Farmer, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1970 Trudi Jeffrey, Brisbane QLD, golfer (1990 Australian Jr Champion)
  • 1970 Yogi Johl, 130 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1971 Cory Cross, Lloydminster, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1971 Rene van Rijswijk, Dutch soccer player (RKC)
  • 1972 Charles Johnson, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1972 Deborah Carter, WNBA forward (Utah Starzz)
  • 1973 Tyrone Brown, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1974 Stefan Ustorf, Kaufbeuren Ger, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
  • 1974 Todd Warriner, Blenheim, NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1974 Alessandro Petacchi, Italian cyclist
  • 1976 Mendel Witzenhauser, soccer player (Ajax, VVV)
  • 1976 Angelos Basinas, Greek footballer
  • 1977 Beata Handra, dance skater (& Sinek-1997 Pac Coast Sr 3rd), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1977 Lee Bowyer, English footballer
  • 1977 A.J. Burnett, American baseball player
  • 1978 Mike York, American ice hockey player
  • 1980 Angela Ruggiero, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1980 David Tyree, American football player
  • 1981 Eli Manning, American football player and quarterback (NY Giants)
  • 1981 Chris Blais, California racecar driver
  • 1985 John David Booty, American football player
  • 1986 Jacob Timpano, Australian soccer player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1939 MLB catcher Roy Campanella (18) weds Bernice Ray

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

HeartWedding of Interest

1986 British golfer Nick Faldo (28) weds manager's secretary Gill Bennett

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo

HeartWedding of Interest

1987 Tennis player champ Mats Wilander (22) weds model Sonya Mulholland in South Africa

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander

Deaths in Sport

  • 1980 Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (b. 1892)
  • 1982 Derek Sealy, cricketer (West Indies 1930-39), dies
  • 1988 Joie Chitwood, American racedriver & Daredevil (b. 1912)
  • 1992 Ken Grieves, cricketer (NSW & Lancashire leg-spin all-rounder), dies
  • 1993 Johnny Most, American sports announcer (b. 1923)
  • 2003 Sid Gillman, American football coach, dies at 91
  • 2004 Leon Wagner, American baseball player (b. 1934)
  • 2006 Steve Rogers, Australian rugby league footballer (b. 1954)
  • 2007 Earl Reibel, Canadian ice hockey forward Detroit Red Wings (b. 1930)
  • 2008 Yo-Sam Choi, South Korean boxer/former WBC light flyweight champion (b. 1972)