On This Day

January 1935 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 21st Rose Bowl: Alabama beats Stanford, 29-13
  • Jan 1 1st Sugar Bowl: Tulane beats Temple, 20-14
  • Jan 1 1st Orange Bowl: Bucknell beats Miami (FL), 26-0
  • Jan 14 Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Melbourne: In an all-British final Dorothy Round Little defeats Nancy Lyle 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
  • Jan 14 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Home favourite Jack Crawford wins his 4th Australian title; beats Fred Perry of England 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 3 David Vine, British sports broadcaster (BBC Match of the Day, World Snooker C'ships, Olympics coverage), born in Newton Abbot, England (d. 2009)

Floyd Patterson

Jan 4 Floyd Patterson, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1956-59, 1960-62, Olympic gold 1952), born in Waco, North Carolina (d. 2006)

  • Jan 9 Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan (d. 2017)

A. J. Foyt

Jan 16 A.J. Foyt, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1977; 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1967; Daytona 500, 1972; 24 Hours of Daytona, 1983, 1985; 12 Hours of Sebring 1985), born in Houston, Texas

  • Jan 16 Udo Lattek, German football striker (VfL Osnabrück) and coach (Bayern Munich, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona), born in Boże, Poland (d. 2015)
  • Jan 24 Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer, born in St Helens, United Kingdom (d. 2008)
  • Jan 25 Don Maynard, American Pro Football HOF wide receiver (Super Bowl 1969; First-team All-AFL 1968, 69; AFL All-Star 1965, 67–69; NY Titans/Jets), born in Crosbyton, Texas (d. 2022)
  • Jan 26 Bob Uecker, American baseball catcher (Milwaukee Braves, St.L Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves), actor ("Mr Belvedere") and broadcaster (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jan 26 Henry Jordan, American Pro Football HOF defensive tackle (Super Bowl 1967, 68; 7 × All-Pro; 4 × Pro Bowl; Cleveland Browns, GB Packers), born in Emporia, Virginia (d. 1977)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 10 Charlie McGahey, Australian cricketer (MCC tour of Aus 1901-02 cured his TB), dies

Teddy Flack

Jan 10 Edwin Flack, Australian athlete, (Olympic gold 800m, 1500m 1896), dies at 61

  • Jan 22 Horace Rawlins, English golfer (US Open 1895), dies at 60