January 1928 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 2 14th Rose Bowl: Stanford beats Pittsburgh, 7-6
  • Jan 30 Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Sydney: Daphne Akhurst wins 3rd title; beats Esna Boyd 7-5, 6-2
  • Jan 30 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Frenchman Jean Borotra wins his only Australian title; beats Jack Cummings of Australia 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Khan Mohammad, cricketer (Paki fast-med bowler, 54 wkts in 13 Tests)
  • Jan 3 Frank Ross Anderson, Canadian International Chess Master (1954)
  • Jan 5 Imtiaz Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistan wicket-keeper in 41 Tests 1952-62), born in Lahore, Pakistan (d. 2016)
  • Jan 7 Rajindranath, cricketer (4 stumpings in his only Test for India)
  • Jan 12 Vic Toweel, South African boxer (undisputed world bantamweight champion), born in Benoni, South Africa (d. 2008)
  • Jan 17 Ken Archer, cricketer (Australian batsman, 5 Tests early 50s)
  • Jan 20 Lionel Hebert, American golfer (PGA Championship 1957), born in Lafayette, Louisiana (d. 2000)
  • Jan 23 Eugene Monti, Italian bobsledder (Olympic-2 golds-1968)
  • Jan 23 Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, Dutch speed skater (Olympic silver 1952)
  • Jan 23 Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 6 Alvin Kraenzlein, American track and field athlete (4 Olympic gold 1900), dies at 51