On This Day in Sport for January 11

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938 Bradman scores a second innings 113 v Qld after a ton in the 1st

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1946 Bert Bell becomes second NFL commissioner, moves Chicago headquarters to Philadelphia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1953 J. Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become president of International Boxing Club

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • 1959 Hanif Mohammad completes 499 runs for Karachi, then 1st class cricket world record
  • 1959 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mayfair Golf Open
  • 1959 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 28-21
  • 1960 Lamar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts
  • 1966 16th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 137-94 at Cincinnati
  • 1970 Super Bowl IV: KC Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB
  • 1973 American League adopts designated hitter rule
  • 1977 Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
  • 1977 France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in massacre of Israeli athletes at 1972 Munich Olympics
  • 1981 AFC Championship Game: Oakland Raiders beat San Diego Chargers 34-27
  • 1981 NFC Championship Game: Philadelphia Eagles beat Dallas Cowboys 20-7
  • 1983 Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 3rd time
  • 1984 Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highest-scoring NBA game
  • 1987 Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL NY Giant Stadium (beat Wash 17-0)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 "The Drive" game: trailing Cleveland Browns 20-13 with 5:32 remaining in the AFC Championship Game, Denver quarterback John Elway drives his team 98 yards for a touchdown to tie, Broncos then win in overtime advancing to Super Bowl XXI

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 1987 NFC Championship Game: New York Giants beat Washington Redskins 17-0
  • 1988 USSR announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics
  • 1989 Denver Nuggets' rookie Jerome Lane misses 7 free throws in a game against Milwaukee, one missed by 2 feet
  • 1990 Bobby Knight becomes basketball's Big 10 winningest coach (229)

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1990 Pat LaFontaine sets NY Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine
  • 1991 Ben Johnson's 1st race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finishes 2nd
  • 1995 Birmingham Barracudas (based in Alabama) granted CFL franchise, experiment only lasts one season
  • 1995 NHLPA & owners agree to end NHL strike

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Martina Hingis beats Jennifer Capriati at Sydney Tennis Intl

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • 1998 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-21
  • 1998 NFC Championship Game: Green Bay Packers beat San Francisco 49ers 23-10

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999 Marty Schottenheimer resigns as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs

  • 2004 "4th and 26", trailing Green Bay Packers by 3 in NFC Divisional Playoff Game, Philadelphia Eagles face 4th and 26 on their final drive, Donovan McNabb hits Freddie Mitchell for 29 yards. Eagles tie the game and go on to win in overtime

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1857 Fred[erick J] Archer, English jockey (won 5 Derbys)
  • 1872 Wilfred Baddeley, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1891-2, 95), born in Bromley, England (d. 1929)
  • 1876 Elmer Flick, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1890 Max Carey, American baseball player, born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1976)
  • 1896 Paddy Driscoll, NFL quarterback and coach (Chic Cardinals, Bears)
  • 1912 Lynwood Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1961)
  • 1923 Carroll Shelby, American race car driver, automobile designer and businessman, (d. 2012)
  • 1927 John Hayes, cricketer (NZ fast bowler in 15 Tests 1951-58)
  • 1939 Anne Heggtveit, Canadian alpine skier (Olympic gold 1960), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1941 GĂ©rson, Brazilian footballer
  • 1943 Henry Cecil, Aberdeen, Scotland, English horse racing trainer
  • 1946 Ludmila Poradnik, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1947 Bryan Robson, English international soccer star
  • 1948 Madeline Manning-Jackson-Mimms, US 800m runner (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1951 Willie Maddren, English former footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1952 Ben Daniel Crenshaw, PGA golfer (1976 Bing Crosby), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1957 Darryl Dawkins, American professional basketball player (Philadelphia 76ers, NJ Nets), born in Orlando, Florida (d. 2015)
  • 1957 Bryan Robson, English footballer and manager
  • 1959 Brett Bodine, auto racer
  • 1961 Paul Skansi, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawk)
  • 1962 Donn Pall, Evergreen Park IL, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, Fl Marlins)
  • 1963 Kate Gompert, Ames lA, tennis star
  • 1963 Petra Schneider, East German swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 400m medley Moscow), born in Chemnitz, Germany
  • 1963 Tracy Caulkins, Winona Minn, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1984)
  • 1965 Barbara Belding, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1994), born in San Diego, California
  • 1965 Steve Vancil, golfer (1989 City of Portland), born in Oregon City, Oregon
  • 1965 Roland Scholten, Dutch Darts Player
  • 1966 Christian Pouget, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 1967 Richmond Webb, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1967 Ronnie Stern, St-Agathe, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
  • 1968 Ben Rivera, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1969 Darren Anderson, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • 1969 Dave Cruikshank, Northbrook Ill, speed skater (Olympics 1994)
  • 1969 Frank Robinson, WLAF defensive back (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1969 Reemt Pyka, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1970 Franco Davin, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1971 Alexander Delgado, Palmerejo Venezuela, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1971 Karmeeleyah McGill, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1971 Noah Cantor, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1971 Stephen Smith, high jumper, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1972 Dexter Seigler, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 Huub Loeffen, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1972 Rey Ordonez, infielder (NY Mets), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1973 Dave Dickenson, CFL quarterback (Calgary Stampeders)

Person of interestRahul Dravid

1973 Rahul Dravid, Indian cricketer Captain of India (2004-07) and one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket, born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Cricketer Rahul Dravid
Cricketer
Rahul Dravid
  • 1974 Goran Lozanovski, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Rod Jones, NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1974 Toderick Malone, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
  • 1974 Warren Morris, American baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • 1974 Jens Nowotny, German footballer, born in Malsch, Germany
  • 1975 Brad Badger, American football player (Washington Redskins), born in Corvallis, Oregon
  • 1975 Rory Fitzpatrick, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1976 Efthimios Rentzias, Greek basketball player, born in Trikala, Greece
  • 1977 Shomari Buchanan, American football player, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1978 Michael Duff, Northern Irish footballer, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1978 Emile Heskey, English footballer, born in Leicester, United Kingdom
  • 1980 Mike Williams, American football player, born in South Carolina, United States
  • 1983 Matthew Palleschi, Canadian soccer player, born in Richmond Hill, Canada
  • 1983 Adrian Sutil, German racing driver, born in Starnberg, Germany
  • 1985 Kazuki Nakajima, Japanese racing driver, born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1987 Scotty Cranmer, US professional BMX rider, born in Jackson Township, New Jersey

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1976 NBA player Pete Maravich (27) weds college sweetheart Jackie Elliser in Metairie, Louisiana

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich

Deaths in Sport

  • 1902 Johnny Briggs, cricketer (118 wkts for England), dies in an asylum
  • 1941 Emanuel Lasker, German chess player (b. 1868)
  • 1966 Hannes Kolehmainen, Finnish runner (b. 1889)
  • 1976 Mervyn Grell, cricketer (Test WI v England 1930, 21 & 13, 0-17), dies
  • 2000 Betty Archdale, Anglo-Australian educationalist and cricketer (b. 1907)
  • 2000 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 79
  • 2005 Fabrizio Meoni, Italian motorcyclist (b. 1957)
  • 2009 David Vine, British sports broadcaster (b. 1936)
  • 2010 Joe Rollino, American strongman, weightlifter, and boxer (b. 1905)