On This Day

January 1948 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1 Australian cricket master batsman Don Bradman scores 132 on first day of 3rd Test v India; follows up with 127no in 2nd innings; Australia wins by 233

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 1 34th Rose Bowl: #2 Michigan beats #8 Southern California, 49-0
  • Jan 1 14th Sugar Bowl: #5 Texas beats #6 Alabama, 27-7
  • Jan 1 14th Orange Bowl: #10 Georgia Tech beats #12 Kansas, 20-14
  • Jan 3 Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) v India MCG
  • Jan 22 Jim Laker takes 7-103 in his 1st Test Cricket innings v WI Barbados
  • Jan 23 Bradman scores 201 in 272 mins v India, 21 fours 1 six
  • Jan 24 Australia all out 674 v India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)
  • Jan 26 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Nancye Wynne Bolton beats Marie Toomey 6-3, 6-1 for 4th straight Australian single title
  • Jan 26 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Adrian Quist wins his 3rd Australian title; beats fellow Australian and doubles partner John Bromwich 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
  • Jan 29 Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs and Phillies $500 each for signing high school players
  • Jan 30 V Winter Olympic Games open in St Moritz, Switzerland
  • Jan 31 An unprecedented 3-way tie for the silver medal in the 500m speed skating at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Americans Robert Fitzgerald & Ken Bartholomew, and Thomas Byberg of Norway are equal on 43.2s; Finn Helgesen of Norway wins gold, 43.1s
  • Jan 31 Sweden sweeps the medals in the 18km cross country event at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Martin Lundström takes gold ahead of countrymen Nils Östensson and Gunnar Eriksson
  • Jan 31 Swiss pair Felix Endrich & Friedrich Waller beat countrymen Fritz Feierabend & Paul Eberhard to win the 2-man bobsleigh gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; silver medallist Feierabend is team coach

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 3 Manfred Kokot, East German runner (world record 50 m indoor)
  • Jan 5 Parthasarathy Sharma, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman of the mid-70's), born in Alwar, India (d. 2010)
  • Jan 6 Dayle Hadlee, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (brother of Sir Richard; NZ 26 Tests, 71 wickets), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • Jan 10 Bernard Thévenet, French cyclist, born in Saint-Julien-de-Civry, France
  • Jan 11 Madeline Manning-Jackson-Mimms, US 800m runner (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Jan 12 Kenny Allen, English footballer, born in Fenton, Michigan
  • Jan 13 Kenia Jayantilal, cricketer (5 at Kingston 71 his only inns for India)
  • Jan 16 Cliff Thorburn, Victoria, BC, champion snooker player

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 30 Herb Pennock, pitcher (NY Yankees)/GM (Phillies), dies