On This Day

January 1879 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 2 Australian fast bowler Fred Spofforth dismisses 3 English batsmen with consecutive deliveries during the 3rd Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for Test cricket's first "hat-trick"

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Fred Spofforth
  • Jan 23 US National Archery Association forms in Crawfordsville, Indiana

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 12 Ray Harroun, American race car driver (d. 1968)