January 1919 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 5th Rose Bowl: Great Lakes - US Navy beats Mare Island - USMC 17-0
  • Jan 13 Dutch Soccer team OSV forms
  • Jan 14 John McGraw, Charles A Stoneham, & Judge MCQuade buy NY Giants

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Rocky Graziano, US boxer (Middleweight champ) and entertainer (Pantomime Quiz, Miami Undercover), born in New York City
  • Jan 13 Army Archerd, Hollywood columnist/TV host (Movie Game)
  • Jan 19 Dharam Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Jan 23 Bob Paisley, English soccer player/trainer/manager of FC Liverpool
  • Jan 23 Nina Dumbadze, USSR, Discus thrower (Olympic bronze 1952)
  • Jan 26 K C Ibrahim, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests India v WI 1948-49)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 31 Jackie Robinson, 1st African American major league baseball player (Dodgers), born in Cairo, Georgia (d. 1972)

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson