January 1952 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 38th Rose Bowl: #4 Illinois beats #7 Stanford, 40-7
  • Jan 1 18th Sugar Bowl: #3 Maryland beats #1 Tennessee, 28-13
  • Jan 1 18th Orange Bowl: #6 Georgia Tech beats #9 Baylor, 17-14
  • Jan 9 Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 9 Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jan 12 NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 30-13

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 16 US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jan 17 1952 NFL Draft: Bill Wade from University of Vanderbilt first pick by Los Angeles Rams
  • Jan 19 NFL takes control of NY Yanks
  • Jan 19 PGA approves allowing black participants

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jan 20 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Jan 24 1st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly NY Yanks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 Test debut of Australian Richie Benaud, v West Indies at the SCG

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • Jan 28 40th Women's Australian Championships: Thelma Coyne Long beats Helen Angwin (6-2, 6-3)
  • Jan 28 40th Men's Australian Championships: Ken McGregor beats Frank Sedgman (7-5, 12-10, 2-6, 6-2)
  • Jan 31 Harry Heilmann & Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 8 Norm Jarvis, Prince Albert Sask, golfer (1984 Chilliwack)
  • Jan 11 Ben Daniel Crenshaw, PGA golfer (1976 Bing Crosby), born in Austin, Texas
  • Jan 17 Darrell Porter, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • Jan 22 Karen Moe [Thornton], US swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Jan 23 Omar Henry, cricketer (1st colored player for South Africa 1992)
  • Jan 26 Thomas Edward Henderson, SC, basketballer (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Jan 27 Brian Gottfried, tennis star (Wimbledon Doubles 1976), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 27 "White Shoes" Johnson, American football player
  • Jan 30 Doug Falconer, Canadian football player

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 5 Nawab of Pataudi, cricket (play polo 3 Tests for Eng 3 for Ind), dies
  • Jan 17 Walter O "Spike" Briggs, owner (Det Tigers), dies at 74