January 1944 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 30th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats #12 Washington, 29-0
  • Jan 1 10th Sugar Bowl: Georgia Tech beats Tulsa, 20-18
  • Jan 1 10th Orange Bowl: LSU beats Texas A&M, 19-14
  • Jan 23 Det Red Wings score 15 goals against NY Rangers & NHL record 37 points, also most consecutive goals & most lopsided game 15-0
  • Jan 27 Casey Stengel, manager of the Boston Braves since 1938, resigns Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, & Joseph Maney buy control of Boston Braves

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Charlie Davis, cricketer (WI batsman in 15 Tests 1968-73)
  • Jan 3 Christina von Saltza, American swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960)
  • Jan 5 Tommie Smith, American 200m dash (Olympic gold 1968) [or Jun 5]
  • Jan 6 Robert Landers, PGA golfer (Fort Worth-1976, 78, 80), born in Tarrant County, Texas
  • Jan 6 Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager [or 1943]
  • Jan 7 Arne Scheie, Norwegian sports commentator

Person of interestJoe Frazier

Jan 12 Joe Frazier, American heavyweight boxing champion (1968-73, Olympic gold 1964), born in Beaufort, South Carolina (d. 2011)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Jan 12 Vlastimil Hort, Czech/German chess player
  • Jan 14 Graham Vivian Marsh, Kalgoorlie Australia, PGA golfer (1977 Heritage)
  • Jan 18 Carl Morton, American baseball player (d. 1983)
  • Jan 19 Dan Reeves, NFL Coach (NY Giants, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jan 20 Isao Okano, Japan, middleweight judo (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Jan 23 Sergey Belov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Jan 31 John Inverarity, cricketer (Australian batsman 1968-72)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 1 C T B Turner, cricket (17 Tests 1886-95, 101 wkt All time great), dies
  • Jan 1 Charles Turner, Australian cricketer (b. 1862)
  • Jan 7 George Mullin, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers-no-hitter on 7/4/1912), dies at 63