January 1929 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 15th Rose Bowl: Georgia Tech beats California, 8-7 (Roy Riegels runs 60 yds the wrong way with fumble recovery)

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Jan 3 Bradman scores 112 v England at MCG - his 1st Test century

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 25 Bradman scores 340* for NSW v Victoria, 488 mins, 38 fours
  • Jan 28 Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Adelaide: Daphne Akhurst retains title; beats Louise Bickerton 6-1, 5-7, 6-2
  • Jan 28 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Englishman Colin Gregory wins his only Grad Slam title, beating Richard Schlesinger of Australia 6-2, 6-2, 5-7, 7-5

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 7 Kenneth Henry, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Jan 17 Jacques "Jake the Snake" Plante, Canadian NHL goaltender (#1) who was the first to wear a goaltender mask, born in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Quebec (d. 1986)
  • Jan 20 Fireball Roberts, American racing driver (Daytona 500 1962), born in Tavares, Florida (d. 1964)
  • Jan 23 Ian Thomson, English cricketer (England seam bowler v South Africa 1964-65), born in Walsall, United Kingdom
  • Jan 28 Richard Clement Charles Thomas, rugby international/journalist
  • Jan 29 William McMillan, American rapid pistol (Olympic gold 1960) [or Jul 3]
  • Jan 30 Hugh Tayfield, cricketer (celebrated South African off-spinner 1949-60)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 24 Wilfred Baddeley, English tennis player (Wimbledon 1891-2, 95), dies at 57