On This Day

January 1916 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 2nd Rose Bowl, Tournament Park, Pasadena, California: Washington State beats Brown, 14-0; MVP: Carl Dietz, Washington State
  • Jan 17 Rodman Wanamaker organises a lunch to discuss forming a golfers association (later the PGA) at the Taplow Club, Martinique Hotel, New York City

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Murray Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey centre and NCAA coach (Detroit Red Wings; coach University of Denver 1956-77, 5 NCAA C'ships), born in Manor, Saskatchewan (d. 2010)
  • Jan 3 Fred Haas, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles; Ryder Cup 1953), born in Portland, Arkansas (d. 2004)
  • Jan 7 Gerrit Schulte, Dutch road and track cyclist (World Champion Track Pursuit 1948), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Jan 7 Paul Keres, USSR, chess grandmaster (1950)
  • Jan 10 Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Wilcox, Canada (d. 2007)
  • Jan 10 Bob Hamilton, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1944), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1990)
  • Jan 24 Walter Haas Jr., American businessman & sports team owner (Levi Strauss & Co, Oakland A's), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • Jan 24 Vic Stollmeyer, West Indian cricketer (bro of Jeff Scored 96 in only Test innings), born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad (d. 1999)
  • Jan 24 Jack Brickhouse, American sports broadcaster, born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • Jan 31 Frank Parker, American tennis player (4-time Grand Slam winner), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1997)