On This Day

January 1900 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 24 Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, forms in England
  • Jan 29 American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Minneapolis

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 28 Anni Holdmann, German 100m runner (Olympic-1928)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 8 Billy Bates, English cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 5 x 50, 50 wickets, BB 7/28, hat-trick 1883; Yorkshire CCC), dies from pneumonia at 44