January 1942 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 28th Rose Bowl: #12 Oregon State beats #2 Duke, 20-16 (played in North Carolina due to Japanese threat)
  • Jan 1 8th Sugar Bowl: #6 Fordham beats #7 Missouri, 2-0
  • Jan 1 8th Orange Bowl: #14 Georgia beats TCU, 40-26
  • Jan 4 NFL Pro Bowl: Chicago Bears beats NFL All-Stars 35-24

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jan 9 Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jan 15 Cubs drop plans to install lights at Wrigley due to WW II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 15 FDR asks commissioner to continue baseball during WW II

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 7 Vasiliy Ivanovich Alekseyev, USSR, weightlifter (Olympic gold 72, 76)
  • Jan 14 Ian Brayshaw, Australian cricketer and footballer
  • Jan 14 Dave Campbell, American baseball player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 17 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], American world heavyweight boxing champion (1964-7 74-8), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2016)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Jan 22 Mimis Domazos, Greek footballer
  • Jan 23 Laurie Mayne, cricketer (Australian pace bowler in 6 Tests 1965-70)
  • Jan 25 Carl Eller, American football player
  • Jan 30 Dave Brown, cricketer (Warwicks pace bowler, played 26X for England)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 12 George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies
  • Jan 15 Melvin Winfield Sheppard, runner (Olympic gold 08, 12), dies at 58
  • Jan 31 Henry Larkin, American baseball player (b. 1860)