On This Day

January 1899 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 7 Walter Camp publishes his 1st All-American football team in Collier's

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 3 Johan Hin, Dutch yachtsman (Olympic gold 12' dinghy 1920), born in Harlem, Netherlands (d. 1957)
  • Jan 23 Glen Kidston, British aviator & racing driver, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1931)
  • Jan 27 Béla Guttmann, Hungarian soccer midfielder (4 caps; MTK Hungária, Hakoah Wien) and coach (Benfica, AC Milan, FC Porto; Hungary, Austria, Netherlands, Italy, Brazil, Uruguay, Portugal), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1981)