On This Day

January 1926 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 12th Rose Bowl: Alabama beats Washington, 20-19

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 2 Gino Marchetti, Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Pro Bowl x 11), born in Smithers, West Virginia (d. 2019)
  • Jan 5 Claude (Buddy) Young, American NFL running back (Yankees, Texans, Colts), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1983)
  • Jan 6 Pat Flaherty, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1956), born in Glendale, California (d. 2002)
  • Jan 6 Kid Gavilan, Cuban boxer, born in Berrocal, Spain (d. 2003)
  • Jan 6 Ralph Branca, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1947–49; pitched “Shot Heard Round the World”), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jan 6 Dick Rathmann, American auto racer (first Indy pole-sitter to complete no laps), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
  • Jan 7 Joe Marston, Australian soccer defender (1954 FA Cup Final), born in Leichhardt, NSW (d. 2015)
  • Jan 17 Sir Clyde Walcott, West Indian cricket batsman (44 Tests @ 56.68; 15 x 100s) and administrator (ICC chairman 1997-2000), born in St Michael, Barbados (d. 2006)
  • Jan 29 Bob Berry, cricketer (England slow lefty 1950)