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January 26, 1961 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Birthdays in Sport

Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey hall of fame center (Stanley Cup 1984, 85, 87, 88; Hart Memorial Trophy [MVP] 1980–87, 89; Art Ross Trophy [scoring champion] 1981–87, 90, 91, 94; Edmonton Oilers, LA Kings), born in Brantford, Ontario

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Deaths in Sport

  • Morris Nichols, cricketer (41 wkts in 14 Tests for Eng 1930-39), dies
1961 in Sport