On This Day

January 1884 in Sports History

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 21 Katie Sandwina, German legendary woman weight-lifter
  • Jan 23 Ralph DePalma, Italian-American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1915; American AAA National Dirt Track C'ship 1908-11), born in Biccari, Italy (d. 1956)
  • Jan 26 Walter "Doc" Meanwell, English Basketball Hall of Fame coach (University of Wisconsin 1911–1917, 1920–1934), born in Leeds, England (d. 1953)