On This Day

January 15, 1942 in Sport

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • Chicago Cubs drop plans to install lights at Wrigley Field because of military's need for materials; takes 35 years before lights finally installed at the venerable ballpark

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt sends his famed "Green Light Letter" to MLB Commissioner Judge Landis, encouraging baseball to continue playing during World War II

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

Deaths in Sport

  • Melvin Winfield Sheppard, runner (Olympic gold 1908, 12), dies at 58