January 1902 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 1st Rose Bowl, Tournament Park, Pasadena, California: Michigan beats Stanford, 49-0; MVP: Neil Snow, Michigan, FB

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Buster Nupen, cricketer (1-eyed South African quick, great on matting)
  • Jan 9 Rudolph Bing, Austrian-born opera impresario (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1997)
  • Jan 16 Eric Liddell, Scottish 400m runner (Olympic gold 1924) and Christian missionary in China, born in Tianjin, China (d. 1945)
  • Jan 22 Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (d. 1970)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 11 Johnny Briggs, English cricketer (118 wkts for England), dies in an asylum at 39