January 1921 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 7th Rose Bowl: California beats Ohio State 28-0
  • Jan 12 Kenesaw Mountain Landis becomes 1st commissioner of baseball
  • Jan 26 Soccer team GVAV of Groningen Neth forms
  • Jan 26 Toronto St Pat Corb Denneny scores 6 goals vs Hamilton Tigers

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Alain Mimoun O'Kacha, Algerian/French cross country (Oly-gold-1956), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 2 Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • Jan 6 Cary Middlecoff, golfer (1956 Vardon Trophy, 1955 Byron Nelson Award)
  • Jan 10 Rodger Ward, American race car driver (d. 2004)
  • Jan 12 John Henry Davis Jr, weightlifter (Olym-gold-1948, 52), born in Smithtown, New York
  • Jan 14 Ken Sailors, professional basketball player (popularized and may have invented the jump shot), born in Bushnell, Nebraska (d. 2016)
  • Jan 18 Bruce Woodcock, English boxer (European Heavyweight Champion), born in Doncaster (d. 1997)
  • Jan 20 Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (d. 2006)
  • Jan 22 Andy Ganteaume, cricketer (WI batsman, 112 in his sole Test innings 1948), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 2016)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 29 Billy Gunn, English cricketer (11 test matches) and footballer, dies at 62