On This Day

On This Day in Sport for January 11

Events in Sport

  • 1893 Jaap Eden skates world record 1500m (2:35)
  • 1915 Jacob Ruppert and Colonel Tillinghast Huston purchase the New York Yankees for $460,000, Ruppert pays his portion in cash
  • 1938 Bradman scores a second innings 113 v Qld after a ton in the 1st
  • 1946 Bert Bell becomes second NFL commissioner, moves Chicago headquarters to Philadelphia
  • 1953 J. Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become president of International Boxing Club
  • 1959 Pakistani cricket batsman Hanif Mohammad smashes 499 for Karachi v Bahawalpur, then 1st class world record
  • 1959 9th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 28-21; MVPs: Frank Gifford, NY Giants, HB; Doug Atkins, Chicago Bears, DE
  • 1960 LaMar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts
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Weddings in Sport

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

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1902 Johnny Briggs, English cricket all-rounder (33 Tests; 118 wickets @ 17.75), dies of complications from an epileptic seizure at 39
  • 1941 Emanuel Lasker, German chess player (b. 1868)
  • 1965 Wally Pipp, American baseball first baseman (World Series 1923; AL HR leader 1916, 17; NY Yankees), dies from a heart attack at 71
  • 1966 Hannes Kolehmainen, Finnish long-distance runner (Olympic gold 1912), dies at 76
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