On This Day

January 1909 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 American Robert Fowler runs then world record marathon (2:52:45.4) at Yonkers, NY

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Dattaram Hindlekar, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman and wicket-keeper 1936-46), born in Bombay, India (d. 1949)
  • Jan 4 Cilly Aussem, German tennis player (French C'ships, Wimbledon 1931), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1963)
  • Jan 8 Bruce Mitchell, South African cricket opening batsman (42 Tests), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1995)
  • Jan 28 Lionel KP "Buster" Crabb, British diver (WW II-George Medal)