On This Day

January 1932 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 18th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Tulane, 21-12
  • Jan 7 1st game played at Orchard Lake Curling Club, Mich

Hall of Fame

Jan 14 Racing Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Arcaro wins his 1st race

  • Jan 19 Charlie Conacher becomes first Toronto player to score 5 goals in an NHL game as Maple Leafs rout the NY Americans, 11-3 at Maple Leaf Gardens

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Jackie Parker, American College and Canadian Football Hall of Fame utility (Mississippi State University; Grey Cup 1954-56; Edmonton Eskimos), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2006)
  • Jan 3 Jaswick Taylor, West Indian cricket fast bowler (3 Tests; 5/109 in Test debut 1958), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1999)
  • Jan 3 Coo Coo Marlin, American auto racer (NASCAR nine top 5, 51 top 10 finishes in 165 Winston Cup starts), born in Columbia, Tennessee (d. 2005)

Chuck Noll

Jan 5 Chuck Noll, American NFL coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)

  • Jan 7 Tormod Knutsen, Norwegian cross country skier (Olympic gold individual 1964, silver 1960), born in Eidsvoll, Norway (d. 2021)
  • Jan 10 Lou Henson, American College Basketball Hall of Fame coach (all-time leader in victories University of Illinois and New Mexico State), born in Okay, Oklahoma (d. 2020)
  • Jan 14 Tony DeMarco, American boxer (NBA, NYSAC, The Ring welterweight titles 1955), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2021)
  • Jan 14 Don Garlits, American racing driver (1st drag racer over 200mph for 1/4 mile), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jan 15 Dean Smith, American actor & relay runner (Olympic gold 1952), born in Emporia, Kansas (d. 2015)
  • Jan 15 Lou Jones, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1956), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jan 19 Joe Schmidt, College/Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker (10 x Pro Bowl; 8 x First-team All-Pro; NFL C'ship 1953, 57; Detroit Lions) and coach (Detroit Lions 1967-72), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 20 Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Guelph, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • Jan 20 Frank Arok, Yugoslavian-Australian soccer coach (Australia 1983-89), born in Kanjiža, Serbia (d. 2021)
  • Jan 21 Boris Shakhlin, Russian gymnast (Olympic gold 1956-60-64)
  • Jan 21 John Chaney, American Basketball Hall of Fame college coach (Cheyney University, Temple University), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2021)
  • Jan 28 William "Parry" O'Brien, American shot putter (Olympic golds 1952, 1956, and silver 1960), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2007)
  • Jan 29 Raman Subba Row, CEO (Test/County Cricket Board)
  • Jan 29 Tommy Taylor, English soccer striker (19 caps; Manchester United 166 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Smithies, West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1958)
  • Jan 29 George Allen, English footballer
  • Jan 30 Vladimír Heger, Czech basketball coach (Czechoslovakia 1965-69, 72-76; Netherlands 1983-85), born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 2021)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 26 William K Wrigley, owner (Wrigley Gum, Chicago Cubs), dies