Events in Sport on January 28

  • 1904 1st college sports letters given to Seniors who played on University of Chicago's football team are awarded blankets with letter "C" on them
  • 1922 J E Clair turns Green Bay franchise back to NFL
  • 1929 22nd Women's Australian Championships: Daphne Akhurst beats Louise Bickerton (6-1, 5-7, 6-2)
  • 1929 22nd Men's Australian Championships: Colin Gregory beats Richard Schlesinger (6-2, 6-2, 5-7, 7-5)

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1931 Bradman scores 220 NSW v Victoria, 308 mins, 13 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1939 32nd Women's Australian Championships: Emily Hood Westacott beats Nell Hall Hopman (6-1, 6-2)
  • 1939 32nd Men's Australian Championships: John Bromwich beats Adrian Quist (6-4, 6-1, 6-3)
  • 1943 Chic Blackhawks beats NY Rangers 10-1, Max Bentley scores 4 goals
  • 1943 Forward Doug Bentley sets NHL record with 5 points in a game
  • 1949 NY Giants sign their 1st black players, Monte Irvin & Ford Smith
  • 1952 40th Women's Australian Championships: Thelma Coyne Long beats Helen Angwin (6-2, 6-3)
  • 1952 40th Men's Australian Championships: Ken McGregor beats Frank Sedgman (7-5, 12-10, 2-6, 6-2)
  • 1954 1954 NFL Draft: Bobby Garrett from University of Stanford first pick by Cleveland Browns
  • 1957 45th Women's Australian Championships: Shirley Fry Irvin beats Althea Gibson (6-3, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

1957 45th Men's Australian Championships: Ashley Cooper beats Neale Fraser (6-3, 9-11, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper

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1958 Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1959 Soviet Union wins 62-37 for 1st international basketball loss by US
  • 1960 NFL announces Dallas Cowboys (1960) & Minnesota Vikings (1961) franchises
  • 1968 29th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Chandler Harper
  • 1968 Goose Goslin & Kiki Cuyler elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1969 Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win in North America

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1969 1969 NFL Draft: O.J. Simpson from USC first pick by Buffalo Bills

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1971 1971 NFL Draft: Jim Plunkett from University of Stanford first pick by New England Patriots
  • 1973 Henry Boucha, Detroit Red Wings, scores 6 sec into a game vs Mont
  • 1975 1975 NFL Draft: Steve Bartkowski from University of California first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • 1976 NBA Atlanta Hawks begin a 28 game road losing streak
  • 1978 Ranger's Don Murdoch failed on 4th penalty shot against Islanders
  • 1981 Olympic Glory tanker at Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 1 million gallons of oil in a ship collision
  • 1984 LA Kings stop Wayne Gretzky 51 game scoring streak
  • 1987 Wrestler Jim Neidhart indicted for assaulting a flight attendant

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Super Bowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

Sport awardTennis Open

1990 78th Men's Australian Open: Ivan Lendl beats Stefan Edberg (4-6, 7-6, 5-2)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Sport awardTennis Open

1990 78th Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Mary Joe Fernandez (6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1995 Memphis Mad Dogs granted CFL's 13th franchise
  • 1996 Super Bowl XXX: Dallas Cowboys beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17 in Tempe Super Bowl MVP:

Sport awardTennis Open

1996 84th Men's Australian Open: Boris Becker beats Michael Chang (6-2, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang

Sport awardTennis Open

1996 84th Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (6-4, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Anke Huber
Tennis Player
Anke Huber

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2001 Super Bowl XXXV: Baltimore Ravens beat New York Giants, 34-7 at the Raymond James Stadium MVP: Ray Lewis, Baltimore, LB

NFL Legend Ray Lewis
NFL Legend
Ray Lewis

Sport awardTennis Open

2001 89th Men's Australian Open: Andre Agassi beats Arnaud Clement (6-4, 6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Sport awardTennis Open

2001 89th Women's Australian Open: Jennifer Capriati beats Martina Hingis (6-4, 6-3)

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis

Sport awardTennis Open

2007 95th Men's Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Fernando Gonzalez (7-6, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer

Sport awardTennis Open

2007 95th Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova (6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • 2017 105th Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams defeats Venus Williams 6–4, 6–4, becomes player with most wins in major tournaments (39) in open era