January 1936 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 22nd Rose Bowl: Stanford beats SMU, 7-0
  • Jan 1 2nd Sugar Bowl: TCU beats LSU, 3-2
  • Jan 1 2nd Orange Bowl: Catholic University beats Mississippi, 20-19

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 2 Bradman scores 357 for SA v Vic, 424 minutes, 40 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 7 Tennis champs Helen Moody & Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1h18m)
  • Jan 15 Horace Stoneham elected president of NY Giants
  • Jan 27 29th Women's Australian Championships: Joan Hartigan Bathurst beats Nancye Wynne Bolton (6-4, 6-4)
  • Jan 27 29th Men's Australian Championships: Adrian Quist beats Jack Crawford (6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 9-7)

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 29 1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • Jan 30 New owners of Boston Braves ask newspapermen to pick a new nickname

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Willye B White, US jumper (Olympics-silver-1956)
  • Jan 3 David Vine, British sport commentator
  • Jan 6 RubĂ©n Amaro, Sr., Mexican baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Nuevo Laredo (d. 2017)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 6 Darlene Hard, American tennis player, born in Los Angeles, California

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • Jan 14 John Paul Cain, Sweetwater TX, PGA golfer (1989 Greater Grand Rapids)
  • Jan 14 Ludmila Pinayeva, USSR, 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1964, 1968, 1972)
  • Jan 14 Reiner Klimke, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1984)
  • Jan 23 Jerry Kramer, American football player (Green Bay Packers) and author (Instant Replay), born in Jordan, Montana

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 6 Charles A Stoneham, pres (NY Giants), dies
  • Jan 7 Howard Francis, cricketer (2 Tests S Af v Eng 1898-99, 39 runs), dies
  • Jan 10 Charles Wright, cricketer (3 Tests England v South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • Jan 15 Henry Forster, cricket (Hants & Oxford U, Gov-Gen of Australia), dies