On This Day

January 1893 in Sports History

Events in Sport

World Record

Jan 11 Jaap Eden skates world record 1500m (2:35)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Barney Stanley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame forward (Stanley Cup 1915, Vancouver Millionaires; coach Chicago Black Hawks 1927-28), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 1971)
  • Jan 20 Georg Åberg, Swedish athlete (Olympic silver triple jump; bronze long jump 1912), born in Norrköping, Sweden (d. 1946)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 26 Abner Doubleday, American Union Army General-Major, and inventor (San Francisco cable cars), dies at 73