January 1906 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 29 Dutch speed skater Coen de King skates a world record 32,370m in one hour

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 3 Doc Hayes, American basketball coach (Southern Methodist University 1947-67), born in Krum, Texas (d. 1973)
  • Jan 3 Gus Suhr, American baseball first baseman (1435 MLB games Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies; only player to be sued by a fan injured after struck by a foul ball), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2004)
  • Jan 28 Henry Foley, New Zealand cricketer (batted in New Zealand's 1st Test 1930), born in Wellington (d. 1948)
  • Jan 29 Frans Hin, Dutch yachtsman (Olympic gold 12' Dinghy 1920; aged 14 years 163 days), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1968)
  • Jan 29 Joe Primeau, Canadian Hockey HOF center (Stanley Cup, Lady Byng Memorial Trophy 1931–32; Toronto Maple Leafs) and coach (Stanley Cup 1950-51 Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Lindsay, Ontario (d. 1989)