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)

Person of interestFloyd Patterson

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

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

Person of interestA. J. Foyt

Jan 16 A. J. Foyt, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1961, 64, 67, 77; 24 Hours of Le Mans 1967; Daytona 500 1972; 24 Hours of Daytona 1983, 85; 12 Hours of Sebring 1985), born in Houston, Texas

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • 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 26 Bob Uecker, catcher/actor (Mr Belvedere), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jan 26 Henry Jordan, American NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland, Green Bay), born in Emporia, Virginia

Deaths in Sport

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

Person of interestTeddy Flack

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

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