On This Day

January 1915 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 11 Jacob Ruppert and Colonel Tillinghast Huston purchase the New York Yankees for $460,000, Ruppert pays his portion in cash

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 8 Walker Cooper, American baseball player, born in Atherton, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • Jan 20 Joe Hitchcock, darts player (leader of St Dunstan's Four)
  • Jan 22 Tom Burtt, cricketer (slow left-armer took 33 wickets for NZ)
  • Jan 23 Herma Bauma, Austrian javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1948), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2003)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 6 Reginald Wood, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1886), dies