On This Day in Sport for January 10

  • January

Events in Sport

  • 1911 Trumper scored double cricket ton v South Africa, goes on to get 214
  • 1920 Montreal's Newsy Lalonde scores 6 goals as Canadiens beat Toronto St. Patricks, 14-7 at Mount Royal Arena, Montreal; combined 21 goals an NHL record
  • 1945 No one is elected to baseball's Hall of Fame

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1951 Maurice Richard scores his 16th career hat trick in the Montreal Canadiens' 3-0 win over NY Rangers to bring his career total to 274 goals; passes Howie Morenz as NHL's #2 all-time leading goal scorer

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • 1953 3rd NFL Pro Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: National Conference beats American Conference, 27-7; MVP: Don Doll, Detroit Lions, DB

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957 Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in Detroit Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

Sport awardNFL Pro Bowl

1965 15th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 34-14; MVPs: Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota Vikings, QB; Terry Barr, Detroit Lions, DB

NFL Quarterback Fran Tarkenton
NFL Quarterback
Fran Tarkenton

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

1967 17th NBA All-Star Game, Cow Palace, San Francisco, Ca: West beats East, 135-120; MVP: Rick Barry, SF Warriors, SF

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry
  • 1982 Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 m freestyle (15:43.31)

Sport awardNFC Championship

1982 NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys, 28-27; "The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes fingertip catch for a TD from Joe Montana with 58" remaining; SF goes on to win Super Bowl

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 1982 AFC Championship, Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati: Cincinnati Bengals beat San Diego Chargers, 27-7 in the "Freezer Bowl"
  • 1983 NY Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring NY Yankees from playing season-opening series against Tigers in Denver

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 Lenny Wilkens becomes first to coach in 1,000 NBA games when his Seattle SuperSonics defeat the Golden State Warriors, 89-86

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers scores his 34,000th career point during 124-102 win over Indiana Pacers; only NBA player to reach the milestone at that time; remains all-time leader (38,387)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 LA Kings center Wayne Gretzky becomes NHL’s all-time leading scorer in combined regular season & playoff points; 4 assists in 5-4 home win over Edmonton brings his total to 2,011, 1 more than Gordie Howe

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1990 NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • 1996 Boston guard Dana Barros sinks a 3-point field goal in his 89th straight game, during the Celtics' 113-104 win over Sacramento Kings; NBA record streak ends in next game when he goes 0 from 9

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Karina Habšudová & Karol Kučera beat French pair Mary Pierce & Cédric Pioline 6-3, 6-4 for a 2-1 win, and Slovakia's first title

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
Tennis Player Cedric Pioline
Tennis Player
Cedric Pioline
  • 1998 Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan wins his 600th NBA game with a 111-84 victory at the Houston Rockets

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998 Vancouver Canucks veteran center Mark Messier becomes the 6th player in NHL history to record 1,000 assists in a 2-2 tie against the Florida Panthers at General Motors Place

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • 2003 NBA announces Charlotte, N.C. is awarded an NBA expansion franchise to be known as the Charlotte Bobcats and start play in 2004-05; eventually changes to the Charlotte Hornets for the 2014-15 season
  • 2004 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Lindsay Davenport & James Blake beat Slovakian pair Daniela Hantuchová & Karol Kučera 6-2, 6-3 for a 2-1 win, and 3rd American title

Sport awardFootball Awards

2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi wins 2nd straight award from team mates Andrés Iniesta & Xavi; Brazilian forward Marta wins women's award for 5th consecutive year

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 2011 College Football, 13th BCS National Championship, University of Phoenix Stadium: #1 Auburn beats #2 Oregon, 22-19

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Poland's Agnieszka Radwańska & Jerzy Janowicz beat American pair Serena Williams & John Isner 7-5, 6-3 to clinch a 2-1 win; earlier Radwańska defeats Williams 6-4, 6-7, 6-1

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1873 Jack O'Neill, Irish-born baseball player, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1935)
  • 1873 George Orton, Canadian athlete, born in Strathroy-Caradoc, Canada (d. 1958)
  • 1890 Arthur O'Hara Wood, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1913), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1918)
  • 1903 Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler, born in Kuressaare, Estonia (d. 1997)
  • 1916 Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Wilcox, Canada (d. 2007)
  • 1916 Bob Hamilton, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1944), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1990)
  • 1920 Max Patkin, American baseball player & clown, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Rodger Ward, American aviator & race car driver, born in Beloit, Kansas (d. 2004)
  • 1933 Len Coldwell, English cricket player (England medium-fast bowler in 7 Tests 1962-64), born in Newton Abbot, United Kingdom (d. 1996)

Person of interestFrank Mahovlich

1938 Frank Mahovlich, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing, politician (6-time Stanley Cup winner, born in Timmins, Ontario

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • 1938 Willie McCovey, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (6-time All Star), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • 1939 Bill Toomey, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1968), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1940 Harry Gant, American race car driver, born in Taylorsville, North Carolina
  • 1946 Alexis Nihon Jr, Canadian-born wrestler (Olympics 1968), born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1948 Bernard Thévenet, French cyclist, born in Saint-Julien-de-Civry, France

Person of interestGeorge Foreman

1949 George Foreman, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1973-74, 95), born in Marshall, Texas

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1949 Walter S Browne, Australian-born American chess Grandmaster (1974-78, 1980-84), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2015)
  • 1953 Bobby Rahal, American racing car driver & team owner (over 15 wins), born in Medina, Ohio
  • 1958 Anatoly Pisarenko, Soviet weightlifter, born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1959 Chandra Cheesborough, American 4x100 runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1962 Jim Lindeman, American baseball outfielder (NY Mets), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1964 Karen Josephson, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1964 Sarah Josephson, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1965 James Washington, American NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Wash Redskins), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1968 Malcolm Showell, WLAF defensive end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1969 Juanita Clayton, Manitou Manitoba, softball catcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Cameron MacKenzie, Australian 100m/200m/400m (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Deon Figures, American NFL cornerback/PR (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Bellflower, California
  • 1971 Sergi Bruguera, Italian tennis star, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1972 Thomas Lewis, American NFL wide receiver (NY Giants), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1973 Berry Radstraat, Dutch soccer player (NEC, SCH)
  • 1973 Glenn Robinson, American NBA forward (Milw, Olympic gold 1996), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1973 Travis Davis, American NFL strong safety (New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Wilmington, California
  • 1974 Hollis Thomas, American football defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1974 Davide Dionigi, Italian footballer, born in Modena, Italy
  • 1974 Steve Marlet, French footballer, born in Pithiviers, France
  • 1975 Jake Delhomme, American football player, born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
  • 1976 Adam Kennedy, American MBL second baseman (Los Angeles Dodgers, Anaheim Angels), born in Riverside, California
  • 1980 Matt Roney, American baseball player, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1983 Danilo Dirani, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1990 Tao Li, Singaporean Olympic swimmer, born in Wuhan, China

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

1998 Major League Baseball outfielder Barry Bonds (33) weds Elizabeth Watson (28) at Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Deaths in Sport

  • 1935 Charlie McGahey, cricket (MCC tour of Aus 1901-02 cured his TB), dies

Person of interestTeddy Flack

1935 Teddy Flack [Edwin], Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 1896, dies at 61

Olympic Runner Teddy Flack
Olympic Runner
Teddy Flack
  • 1936 Charles Wright, cricketer (3 Tests England v South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • 1959 Colin Gregory, English tennis player (Australian C'ship 1929, chairman All-England Club, Wimbledon), dies at 55
  • 1960 Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 80
  • 1966 George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide
  • 1980 Bo Rein, American college football coach (b. 1945)
  • 1992 Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (b. 1919)
  • 1994 Charles "Chub" Feeney, baseball pres (National League), dies at 72
  • 1996 Arthur Sydney Martin, spycatcher, dies at 81
  • 1997 George Young, Scottish football player, dies at 74
  • 2005 Kalevi Hämäläinen, Finnish cross country skier (b. 1932)
  • 2005 Jack Horner, American sports journalist (b. 1912)
  • 2005 Tommy Fine, American baseball player, dies at 90
  • 2008 Christopher Bowman, American figure skater (b. 1967)
  • 2009 Sidney Wood Jr, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1931), dies at 97
  • 2011 Cookie Gilchrist, American football player, dies at 75