January 1934 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 20th Rose Bowl: Columbia beats Stanford, 7-0
  • Jan 5 National & American baseball leagues select a uniform ball

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Jan 15 New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth, nearing end of illustrious career, signs a 1-year contract worth $35,000; represents a pay cut of $17,000 for "The Babe"

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jan 17 Carl Hubbell, NL MVP winner, gets $18,000 contract by the NY Giants
  • Jan 17 NY Giants reward MVP pitcher Carl Hubbell with $18,000 contract

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Jan 26 Bradman scores 128 NSW v Victoria, 96 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 27 Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Sydney: Joan Hartigan Bathurst retains title; beats Margaret Molesworth 6-1, 6-4
  • Jan 27 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Englishman Fred Perry wins his only Australian title; beats Jack Crawford of Australia 6-3, 7-5, 6-1
  • Jan 30 Bert Ironmonger ends Sheffield Shield career age 51 yrs 298 days

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 5 William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver, born in Bolivia (d. 1971)
  • Jan 7 Charles Lamont Jenkins, American 400m runner (Olympic gold 1956), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 8 Jacques Anquetil, French Tour de France cyclist (first to win 5 times), born in Mont-Saint-Aignan, France (d. 1987)
  • Jan 8 Gene Freese, American baseball player, born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 2013)
  • Jan 9 Bart Starr, American NFL quarterback and coach (Green Bay), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Jan 12 Mick Sullivan, English rugby league footballer, born in Pudsey, England (d. 2016)
  • Jan 24 Burdette Haldorson, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Austin, Minnesota
  • Jan 28 Bill White, American 1st baseman (Cards), announcer (Yanks) and NL President (1989-1994)
  • Jan 31 Brian Bolus, cricketer (England opening batsman early 60's)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 6 Herbert Chapman, Legendary Manager of Arsenal and Huddersfield Town (b. 1878)