On This Day in Sport for January 7

Events in Sport

  • 1899 Walter Camp publishes his 1st All-American football team in Collier's
  • 1910 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators sweep Galt (Ont) in 2 games
  • 1936 Tennis champs Helen Moody & Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1h18m)
  • 1947 Australia v England at MCG drawn in 6 days, 1st cricket draw in Australia since 1882

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1955 Marian Anderson becomes the 1st African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera

  • 1961 1st NFL Playoff Bowl (runner-up bowl)-Detroit beats Cleveland 17-16
  • 1962 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27

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1963 The rift between Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell and head coach Paul Brown reaches a boiling point, and Brown is fired

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • 1966 Gene Kiniski beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to become NWA wrestling champion
  • 1972 LA Lakers win their 33rd straight game, setting a still standing NBA record for longest streak
  • 1973 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • 1979 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Houston Oilers 34-5
  • 1979 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Los Angeles Rams 28-0
  • 1980 Minn ends Philadelphia Flyers' NHL record 35 game unbeaten streak ends

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1982 Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • 1985 Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

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1987 Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at 28 the youngest

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
  • 1989 NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers longest win streak (11)
  • 1989 Cleve Cavs block 21 NY Knick shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • 1992 Last day of Test cricket for Imran Khan
  • 1992 Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 2008 10th BCS National Championship: #2 LSU beats #1 Ohio State, 38-24
  • 2010 12th BCS National Championship: #1 Alabama beats #2 Texas, 37-21

Sport awardFootball Awards

2013 Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third consecutive year

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 2013 15th BCS National Championship: #2 Alabama beats #1 Notre Dame, 42-14

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1875 Thomas Hicks, English/US marathon runner: (Olympic-gold-1904)
  • 1875 Gustav Flatow, German gymnast (d. 1945)
  • 1890 Maurice E McLoughlin, tennis champ (US Open-1912)
  • 1910 Jack Lovelock, NZ/US surgeon/runner (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1911 Merv Waite, cricketer (S Australian all-rounder)
  • 1913 Johnny Mize, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1916 Gerrit Schulte, [Le Fou Pedalant], Dutch 6 day cyclist
  • 1918 Colin Snedden, cricketer (Test NZ v England 1947, 0-46, did not bat)
  • 1920 Aubrey Brabazon, jockey/trainer
  • 1922 Alvin Dark, American baseball player & manager, born in Comanche, Oklahoma, (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (d. 1966)
  • 1928 Rajindranath, cricketer (4 stumpings in his only Test for India)
  • 1929 Kenneth Henry, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1934 Charles Lamont Jenkins, American 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1956), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Tom Kierman, British(?) rugby player
  • 1942 Vasiliy Ivanovich Alekseyev, USSR, weightlifter (Olympic-gold-72, 76)
  • 1943 Jim Lefebvre, Hawthorne California, baseball manager (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1944 Arne Scheie, Norwegian sports commentator
  • 1945 Tony Conigliaro, Mass, baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1950 Ross Grimsley, American baseball player
  • 1953 Agha Zahid, cricketer (open batting for Pak v WI 1975, scored 14 & 1)
  • 1954 Alan Butcher, cricketer (one Test England v India, scored 14 & 20)
  • 1956 Robin Walton, Boise ID, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Heartland Classic-15th)
  • 1956 Rosalyn Bryant, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957 Julian Solis, Puerto Rican boxer
  • 1962 Jeff Montgomery, Wellston OH, pitcher (KC Royals)
  • 1963 Craig Shipley, Australian/US baseball infielder (San Diego Padres)
  • 1964 Francisco Maciel, Mexico, tennis star
  • 1965 Mark Rushmere, cricketer (South African opening bat in comeback Test 1992)
  • 1966 Jennifer Luff, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Randy Burridge, Fort Erie, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1966 Corrie Sanders, Pretoria, South Africa, boxer, (WBO heavyweight champion, 2003), (d. 2012)
  • 1967 Guy Hebert, Troy, NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Team USA 98)
  • 1967 Scott Galbraith, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1968 Michael Rosati, hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1968 Nathaniel Bolton, WLAF running back (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969 Chris Hatcher, US baseball outfielder (Houston Astros)
  • 1969 Erric Pegram, NFL running back (Pit Steelers, NY Giants, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969 Todd Kinchen, NFL wide receiver (St Louis Rams, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1970 Darryl Williams, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks, Cin Bengals)
  • 1970 Frank "Cliff" Mannon, Amarillo TX, team handball (Olympics-1996)
  • 1970 Paul McCallum, CFL/WLAF kicker/punter (Claymores, Sask Roughriders)
  • 1970 Todd Day, NBA guard/forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1970 Joao Ricardo, Angolan footballer
  • 1971 Bobby Hamilton, NFL/WLAF defensive end (Amsterdam Admirals, NY Jets)
  • 1971 Masato Itai, WLAF wide receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Todd Yeaman, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1972 Aaron John Mcintosh, sailboard sailor (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1972 Chuck Levy, kick returner/running back (SF 49ers)
  • 1972 Donald Brashear, Bedford, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1973 Bobby Engram, wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
  • 1973 Brian Milne, fullback (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1973 Ricky Wood, Van Nuys California, diver (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Robert Dunn, Glenn Cove NY, team handball left wing (Olympics-1996)
  • 1975 Rob Waddell, New Zealand single scull rower (Olympics-96) and America's Cup sailor (Team NZ), born in Cambridge, New Zealand
  • 1976 Éric Gagné, Canadian baseball player
  • 1976 Alfonso Soriano, Dominican baseball player
  • 1978 Kevin Mench, American baseball player
  • 1981 Alex Auld, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981 Marquis Daniels, American basketball player
  • 1982 Francisco Rodriguez, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1982 Hannah Stockbauer, German swimmer
  • 1982 Ianina Zanazzi, Argentine racing driver
  • 1983 Liesbeth Mouha, Belgian beach volleyball player
  • 1983 Natalie Gulbis, American golfer
  • 1984 Jon Lester, American baseball player

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1985 Lewis Hamilton, English F1 racing driver (World Champion 2008, 2014, 2015, 57 Formula One victories), born in Stevenage, England

Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula One Driver
Lewis Hamilton
  • 1986 Grant Leadbitter, English footballer
  • 1989 Emiliano Insúa, Argentine footballer
  • 1990 Elene Gedevanishvili, Georgian figure skater
  • 1990 Gregor Schlierenzauer, Austrian ski jumper
  • 1991 Eden Hazard, Belgian football player (Chelsea, Belgian national team), born in La Louvière, Belgium

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1989 MLB player Greg Maddux (22) weds Kathy Ronnow

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux

HeartWedding of Interest

2006 Punky pop singer Pink (26) weds motocross daredevil and The Surreal Life actor Carey Hart (30) at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Singer Pink
Singer
Pink

Deaths in Sport

  • 1913 Jack Boyle, American baseball player (b. 1866)
  • 1936 Howard Francis, cricketer (2 Tests S Af v Eng 1898-99, 39 runs), dies
  • 1955 Gerald Hartigan, cricketer (South African batsman in 5 Tests 1911-14), dies
  • 1960 Dorothea Douglass Chambers (aka Katharine Lambert Chambers), UK tennis player (b. 1878)
  • 1967 Sid Emery, cricket leg-spinner (NSW & Aus, 5 wkt in 1912 series), dies
  • 1972 Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies at 70
  • 1982 Bert Oosterhuis, Dutch motor racer (Paris-Dakar), dies in race crash

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1990 Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski, football hall of famer, dies at 81

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • 1990 Horace Stoneham, baseball owner (Giants), dies at 86
  • 1990 Joseph Robbie, lawyer/NFL owner (Miami Dolphins), dies at 73
  • 1991 Joe Hicks, baseball coach, dies of cancer at 64
  • 2007 Bobby Hamilton, NASCAR team owner (b. 1957)