On This Day

January 1914 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 10 Norwegian speed skater Oscar Mathisen skates world 500m record in 43.7s in Oslo, Norway
  • Jan 28 1st Millrose Games (athletics) held (NYC)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 4 Herman Franks, American baseball player
  • Jan 7 Bobby McDermott, American Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame guard and coach (2 × NBL Coach of the Year 1944-45, Fort Wayne Pistons), born in NYC, NY (d. 1963)
  • Jan 9 Derek Allhusen, English equestrian (Olympic gold 1968), born in Chelsea, London (d. 2000)
  • Jan 19 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (d. 1990)

Person of interestJersey Joe

Jan 31 Jersey Joe Walcott, American heavyweight boxing champion (1951-52), born in Merchantville, New Jersey (d. 1994)

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe