On This Day

January 1913 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Hastings, NZ: Irishman James Cecil Parke beats Alfred Beamish of England 3-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 7-5
  • Jan 8 Frank Chance becomes NY Yankees manager

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 26 Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for playing as a professional

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 7 Johnny Mize, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (10-time MLB All Star), born in Demorest, Georgia (d. 1993)
  • Jan 8 Horace Smith, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (1 Test; lone wicket off first ball), born in Toowoomba, Australia (d. 1986)
  • Jan 17 Yuvraj of Patiala, cricketer (scored 24 & 60 in only Test India v Eng)
  • Jan 19 "Minnesota Fats", American billiards player (d. 1996)

Person of interestAdrian Quist

Jan 23 Adrian Quist, Australian tennis player, analyst (Australian C'ship 1936, 40, 48), born in Medindie, South Australia (d. 1991)

Tennis Player Adrian Quist
Tennis Player
Adrian Quist
  • Jan 30 Dicky Fuller, West Indian cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935, 1, 0-12), born in St. Ann Parish, Jamaica (d. 1987)

Person of interestDon Hutson

Jan 31 Don Hutson, American College, Pro Football Halls of Fame wide receiver (Green Bay Packers), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (d. 1997)

First NFL Wide Receiver in History Don Hutson
First NFL Wide Receiver in History
Don Hutson
  • Jan 31 Wayne Millner, NFL end (Boston/Washington Redskins)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 7 Jack Boyle, American baseball player (b. 1866)