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

Olympic Games

Jan 26 Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for playing 2 seasons of semi-professional baseball before competing in the Olympics


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)

Adrian Quist

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

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

Don Hutson

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

  • Jan 31 Wayne Millner, American NFL Hall of Fame football end, 1936-45 (Boston/Washington Redskins), and US Navy WWII veteran, born in Roxbury Massachusetts (d. 1976)