On This Day

January 1935 in Sport

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


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)

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight 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 racing driver (Indy 500 - 1961, 64, 67 & 77), born in Houston, Texas

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • Jan 24 Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer (d. 2008)
  • Jan 26 Bob Uecker, catcher/actor (Mr Belvedere), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jan 26 Henry Jordan, Emporia Va, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland, Green Bay)

Deaths in Sport

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

Person of interestTeddy Flack

Jan 10 Teddy Flack [Edwin], Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 1896, dies at 61

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