January 1907 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 Joe Gans lands a devastating right to the head of Canadian challenger Kid Herman to retain his world lightweight boxing title with an 8th round knockout in Tonopah, Nevada
  • Jan 21 Stanley Cup Hockey, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Kenora Thistles (ON) beat Montreal Wanderers, 8-6 for 12-8 aggregate challenge series victory

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 5 Volmari Iso-Hollo, Finnish athlete (Olympic gold 3,000m steeplechase 1936), born in Ylöjärvi, Finland (d. 1969)
  • Jan 22 Dixie Dean, English footballer (d. 1980)
  • Jan 28 Henry Cotton, English golfer (British Open 1934, 1937, 1948), born in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire (d. 1987)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 6 Walter Read, cricketer (Engl batsman, 117 at no 10 v Aust 1884), dies
  • Jan 16 Alfred Shaw, cricketer (seven Tests for England 1877-82), dies at 64
  • Jan 25 René Pottier, French racing cyclist (Tour de France 1906), dies at 27